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About reginajeffers

Regina Jeffers is the award-winning author of Austenesque, Regency and contemporary novels.

August Birthdays for Some of Our Favorite “Austen” Actors!!

In August, these fine thespians are celebrating birthdays!      August 5 – Mark Strong, who portrayed Mr. Knightley in the 1996 TV version of “Emma”   August 6 – Romola Garai, who portrayed Emma Woodhouse in the 2009 version … Continue reading

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Introducing Black Opal Author, Jerry Otis + an Excerpt from “The Gaf Killer” + a Giveaway

I believe many of you are aware that I signed a contract with Black Opal Books for a new Regency romance [Angel Comes to the Devil’s Keep] to be release soon. In doing so, I am now part of a new … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the Winner of Jude Knight’s “A Baron for Becky”

Congratulations go out to Glenda, who Random.org chose to receive an eBook copy of Jude Knight’s “A Baron for Becky.” Congratulations! 

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Common Riding, a Langholm Tradition Celebrated on the Last Friday of July

Common Riding is an annual event celebrated in Scottish Border towns and in some other places, to commemorate the times of the past when local men risked their lives in order to protect their town and people. Common Riding, a … Continue reading

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Georgian Era Commerce – Part II: The West India Docks and the London Docks

This is the second part of a look at the commercial trades during the Georgian Era. If you missed part one, you will find it HERE.  The cargo-handling docks of the early 1800s included the West India Dock, the London … Continue reading

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Anglo-Norman Literature: Part II ~ Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

This romantic verse is dated to the late 14th Century, but it may have developed a bit earlier. The author of the piece remains as “anonymous”; however many scholars view the author of “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” to … Continue reading

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Am Fear Liath Mòr, a Yeti-Like Creature in Scotland

The second highest mountain range in the UK is a mountain range in the eastern Highlands of Scotland. In modern terms, these mountains are known as the “Cairngorms.”  The Cairngorms include the highest, coldest, and snowiest plateaux in the United Kingdom. … Continue reading

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