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Day Three – A Salute to “Northanger Abbey” – Who Are Catherine Morland and the Tilneys?

What do we know of Catherine Morland and the Tilneys in Austen’s “Northanger Abbey”? Much of the description of the Abbey and of the Tilneys come to us from Austen’s heroine, Catherine Morland. Catherine comes to Bath with dreams of … Continue reading

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Day Two of a Three Day Salute to Jane Austen’s “Northanger Abbey” – Literary References

Yesterday was a look at history of the writing of Austen’s “first” and “last” novel. Today, we will spend a bit of time with the themes addressed, literary references, etc. Tomorrow, we will have a closer look at the main … Continue reading

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Day One of A Three Day Salute to Jane Austen’s “Northanger Abbey” – The Writing of the Novel

Today, a bit of background of the novel… Many Austen fans are not aware that NORTHANGER ABBEY was the first novel Jane Austen wrote. It was true that Austen started what were later to be titled SENSE AND SENSIBILITY and … Continue reading

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John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville, 18th Century Diplomat

Tomorrow, we will have a look at a portion of North Carolina, which knew the hand of Great Britain in forming its boundaries. Today, we look at one of those who claimed part of the North Carolina as his own. … Continue reading

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Have You Heard of the Oxford Electric Bell?

The Oxford Electric Bell or Clarendon Dry Pile is an experimental electric bell that was set up in 1840 and which has run almost continuously ever since, apart from occasional short interruptions caused by high humidity. It was “one of … Continue reading

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Rame Head

Rame Head is a coastal headland, southwest of the village of Rame in southeast Cornwall, United Kingdom. The area plays a prominent role in the climax of my Regency romance, The First Wives’ Club, which earned an honorable mention in historical … Continue reading

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King George III’s Children – Part 2

King George III’s Children – Part 2 Before succumbing to his illness, George III had a sometime tempestuous relationship with members of his family. The king’s second son, Prince Frederick, Duke of York, found himself in a scandal, along with … Continue reading

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