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About reginajeffers

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

Precision in Language Choices

Precision in Language Choices Choosing the precise word or phrase remains a challenge for all authors, whether they write professionally or for their own pleasure. The majority of those who make a living from writing have knowledge of words they … Continue reading

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Primogenture and the 19th Century Entail

As it had been for centuries, a man’s status in 19th Century British Society rested in the land he held. Land was a symbol of wealth and social rank. Therefore, the need to pass one’s “wealth” to future generations increased … Continue reading

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Daniel Mendoza, Boxing Champion of England

Daniel Mendoza was the first Jewish prize fighter to become Champion of England (1792 to 1795). He stood but 5’7”, but Mendoza was a scrapper. Weighing in a 11.5 stone (160 pounds), he was billed as “Mendoza the Jew.” Mendoza was … Continue reading

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Do You Know These Words and Phrases?

I am all about finding how words came into usage. How about you?  Crug is a Welsh word meaning hillock, cairn or barrow. Crug Hywel (called the Table Mountain in English) is a flat-topped hill at the southern edge of … Continue reading

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Mansfield Park 2007

Mansfield Park 2007 (BBC mini-series) Directed by Iain B. MacDonald Douglas Hodge ….. Sir Thomas Bertram Maggie O’Neill ….. Mrs. Norris Billie Piper ….. Fanny Price Blake Ritson ….. Edmund Bertram James D”Arcy ….. Tom Bertram Michelle Ryan ….. Maria … Continue reading

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Winners of “His Irish Eve” Giveaway from Regina Jeffers

I am pleased to announce the winners of an eBook copy of “His Irish Eve. ” Hopefully, all listed below received a prize notice from Kindle by now. Enjoy the book. Later this week, I will be releasing a new … Continue reading

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Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome: A Plot Point

My upcoming release, The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin: A Pride and Prejudice Mystery, uses Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as part of the plot line, but as my book is set in the Regency period (1811-1820) in England, when no such … Continue reading

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