Category Archives: Research

Preparing for the Release of “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy, There’s a Way”

Preparing for the Release of “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy, There’s a Way”

I know I have been excessively quiet regarding my upcoming JAFF release. In truth, I had hoped to have it ready by mid-August, but now it is looking closer to mid-September for its release, for I am doing a rewrite of the ending. However, I thought it time for a teaser, which you will find… more goodness …

Judy O’Grady and the Purchased Lady

Judy O’Grady and the Purchased Lady

While researching The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen, my trilogy on the life of Jane Austen, I ran across a fascinating book called Judy O’Grady and the Colonel’s Lady: The Army Wife and Camp Follower Since 1660. The work is titled after a Kipling poem, in which he says the poor enlisted wife (“Judy”) and… more goodness …

From Persian Poetry to Pride and Prejudice

From Persian Poetry to Pride and Prejudice

Let me begin by expressing my gratitude to Regina and Sharon for allowing me to join the AuAu family. Being a great admirer of Jane Austen’s novels, and having enjoyed reading the beautiful works of many of the AuAu members, it is most gratifying to be so warmly welcomed by them. As this is my… more goodness …

Another year, another race, another reader

Another year, another race, another reader

I recently went on a vacation with my sister. We’ve never done anything like this before, and I wish we had. It was great to spend that time with her and do things together. We went to Kentucky, visiting the Ark Encounter on Friday and Kentucky Speedway on Saturday.  The last time I was at… more goodness …

Taking Jane For A Ride + a Giveaway

Taking Jane For A Ride + a Giveaway

As the summer has deepened here in Seattle, our social life has gained more vibrancy than enjoyed in previous years. Perhaps it is simply the fact that we have found more space in our lives outside of work and family. In any event, we have been reconnecting with friends—both new and very old. This tale… more goodness …

“Mansfield Park” and Conduct Novels, A Guest Post from Lona Manning

“Mansfield Park” and Conduct Novels, A Guest Post from Lona Manning

“There is a great deal more for you to learn:” Mansfield Park and Conduct Novels       It was once a truth universally acknowledged that parents had a moral duty to raise their children to be industrious, virtuous, charitable, and pious, to prepare their offspring for a happy and useful life on earth and… more goodness …