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The Triumvirate Which Changed the Face of Bath During the Georgian Era

By Regina Jeffers The beginning of the 1700s in England saw the expansion of the middle class and a stronger economy. As such Bath had known a steady period of growth, but when Queen visited the city in 1702 (and … Continue reading

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A Walk Through Green Park, the Setting for Joana Starnes’s Austen-Inspired “The Second Chance” + an Exquisite Excerpt and Giveaway

Thank you so very much, Regina, for welcoming me here and giving me the opportunity to talk about my latest ‘Pride and Prejudice’ variation, ‘The Second Chance’.  When drawn to Jane Austen’s world, we readers attempt to find glimpses of Regency … Continue reading

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I Admit It. I’m a Period Drama Junkie!

Confessions of a Period Drama Addict My name is Regina, and I am a Period Drama junkie! I admit it: I prefer Period Dramas to all other film genres. Give me men who take pride in their appearances and women … Continue reading

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Stylist Choices (or) Why Would Anyone Choose that Word?

Recently, I entered an excerpt from my WIP (Work in Progress) in a contest. This is something I do with some degree of regularity, especially if I want an uninterested reader to speak to voice or tension or point of … Continue reading

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Movie Discussion – 1995’s Persuasion

Persuasion 1995 – Movie Discussion by Regina Jeffers In describing Persuasionin his script’s introduction, Nick Dear said, “The story essentially describes an old order fading away into decadence, and a new tribe, a meritocracy, coming to the fore.” Persuasionhas seen four renderings. … Continue reading

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Do You Remember? The Fertile Ground of “Heartache” and An Artificial Heart Implant

In 1969, 47-year-old Haskell Karp received an artificial heart after Dr. Denton Cooley of the Texas Heart Institute in Houston determined Karp’s damaged heart could no longer pump the life saving blood through Karp’s veins. For 64 hours, this mechanical … Continue reading

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“Conversation” Sharp – Victorian, Richard Sharp, Doyen of the Conversationalists

Richard Sharp, FRS, FSA (1759 – 30 March 1835), also known as “Conversation” Sharp, was a hat-maker, banker, merchant, poet, critic, British politician, but above all – doyen of the conversationalists. Family Background Sharp was born in Newfoundland. His father, … Continue reading

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Release of “A Touch of Honor” with an Excerpt [or] What to Do With a Character You Despise?

Early on, I convinced my traditional publisher, Ulysses Press, to print one of my Regency romances – a book I originally called “A Touch of Gold” and later called “A Touch of Scandal.” Ulysses released the book under the title … Continue reading

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Desiring Elizabeth Bennet – A Movie Discussion of 2005’s Pride and Prejudice

In a previous post, I discussed how Andrew Davies “created” the image of a very masculine and virile Darcy by adding scenes to the 1995 Pride and Prejudice adaptation. Some of you reading this post likely participated in “Darcy Loving … Continue reading

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Movie Discussion ~ 1995’s Sense and Sensibility (Part One)

by Regina Jeffers As part of JASNA’s salute to Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibilityin 2011, this will be a two-part look of the 1995 film adaptation. Next month (April 14), we will examine the “making” of Edward Ferras and Colonel Brandon. … Continue reading

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