Category Archives: Regency era

Celebrating a Regency Era Christmas on the Christmas Party Blog Hop + a Giveaway of “Christmas at Pemberley”

The Christmas Season is the time for merry-making and parties… So come and join some wonderful authors (and their characters) for an Online Virtual Party!  Browse through a variety of Blogs for a veritable feast of entertainment! (And as with any good … Continue reading

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Celebrating Christmastide

Celebrating Christmastide Christmastide (also Christmas or the Christmas season) is one of the seasons of the liturgical year of most Christian churches. It tends to be defined (with slight variations) as the period from Christmas Eve to the Epiphany. This … Continue reading

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A Jane Austen Time Line

A Jane Austen Time Line 239 years ago today, Jane Austen was born. I thought we might take a quick survey of her life. 1764-The Reverend George Austen marries Cassandra Leigh. They take up residence at Deane Parsonage in Hampshire. … Continue reading

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Do You Speak Jane Austen? Part One

I have run this series previously, but it never hurts to revisit a “good thing.” Part I: Do You Speak Jane Austen? When my son was about three years of age, he shocked several onlookers at the mall by saying, … Continue reading

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The Etiquette of “Visiting” and How Jane Austen Used the Tradition as a Plot Device

The Etiquette of “Visiting” and How Jane Austen Used It as a Plot Device In the 1800s, morning calls or visiting upon a household developed a certain protocol, and those who broke protocol were often shunned. First a calling card … Continue reading

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Being Punk’d Regency Style

Being Punk’d Regency Style This is a repeat post, back by popular demand. I was asked by several to add it again because their friends did not believe them. Theodore Hook In mid August I shared this information on my … Continue reading

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Featuring Jews in King George’s England in my Realm Romance, A Touch of Love

Over the years, the “backlash” regarding Georgette Heyer’s depiction of the Jewish has become better known (See http://vacuousminx.wordpress.com/2011/08/23/jewish-stereotypes-in-georgette-heyers-novels/ and http://vacuousminx.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/authorial-intrusion-and-reader-response-my-georgette-heyer-experience/ for examples of the reported offending passages and the changes the current publisher of Heyer’s works made to those passages). That being … Continue reading

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