Category Archives: Research

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “Breaking Our Characters to Make Them Whole” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “Breaking Our Characters to Make Them Whole” Giveaway

    Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Don Jacobson‘s “Breaking Our Characters to Make Them Whole” Giveaway. darcybennett will receive a code for an Audible copy of Mr. Jacobson‘s The Avenger: Thomas Bennet and a Father’s Lament. Congratulations, darcybennett. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize.… more goodness …

Peak Inside the Typical Regency Era Townhouse

Peak Inside the Typical Regency Era Townhouse

Have you ever wondered about the inside layout of a typical London townhouse? Of course, there were variations in design, size, styling, and decor to these upper-crust neighborhood dwellings. For the wealthy, money was not a huge concern. On the other hand, land was a premium commodity and the narrow, often oddly shaped lots created… more goodness …

Persuasion (1995) Trivia Challenge

Persuasion (1995) Trivia Challenge

In the mid-nineties, an uncoordinated high-tide of Austen adaptations hit the screens in wave after wave of Regency (and modern) delights. Some were rich multi-episode series, others, cinematic masterpieces meant to be viewed on the big screen.  The 1995 production of Persuasion was at the fore of this trend that nurtured a new generation of… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “Bringing Life to Lydia Bennet in the Time of the Wardrobe” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Don Jacobson’s “Bringing Life to Lydia Bennet in the Time of the Wardrobe” Giveaway

      Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Don Jacobson‘s “Bringing Life to Lydia Bennet in the Time of the Wardrobe” Giveaway. Laurie McClain will receive her choice of either an eBook copy or a print copy of Mr. Jacobson‘s The Pilgrim: Lydia Bennet and a Soldier’s Portion. Congratulations, Laurie. Please… more goodness …

Autumn, Pumpkin Spice, and a little JAFF story

Autumn, Pumpkin Spice, and a little JAFF story

Sometimes it’s hard to come up with an interesting topic for my posts that’s not been done a dozen times before. People tell me it’s okay to add my own spin on things, but I confess I do like to be different. This month, I wanted to tie into the season we are coming into… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “For Want of a Living” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “For Want of a Living” Giveaway

      Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of Leenie Brown‘s “For Want of a Living” Giveaway. Nancy L Duell will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Brown‘s Willow Hall. Congratulations, Nancy. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen Authors, all… more goodness …

The Old Cookbook Experiment, Part 1

The Old Cookbook Experiment, Part 1

So if you read my post last month, I was talking about checking out some old cookbooks and saying that I planned to give some of the less alarming recipes a try (no sheep’s heads or calves’ feet, thank you!). I started with this recipe from Margaret Dods’ The Cook and Housewife’s Manual (1826)  and… more goodness …

Bringing Life to Lydia Bennet in the Time of the Wardrobe + a Giveaway

Bringing Life to Lydia Bennet in the Time of the Wardrobe + a Giveaway

The arc of the Bennet Wardrobe is long. Book One of The Keeper: Mary Bennet’s Extraordinary Journey raises the curtain in 1691. We last saw Mary and her husband Edward Benton in 2013…322 years later. Other principals also have moved about the timeline: Kitty to 1886 while her parents, Thomas and Fanny, translated to 1947.… more goodness …

Austen Letters, Rooms, TV, and Library …

Austen Letters, Rooms, TV, and Library …

This month’s mailbag brings a bundle of news related to Jane Austen. Autumn is a busy season for our favorite author! First is that Jane Austen’s House Museum has been able to purchase a section of one of Jane’s letters, thanks to a generous outpouring of public support. The letter, from Jane to her niece… more goodness …