Category Archives: real life tales

Welcome Guest Author, Elf Ahearn, and the Amazon Sale of “A Rogue in Sheep’s Clothing”

Today, I welcome a fellow Beau Monder, Elf Ahearn to “Every Woman Dreams.” This is her first visit with us, and I hope you will show her the kindness you customarily show me. What can I tell you about Elf’s … Continue reading

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Celebrating Some of Our Favorite Austen Actors Who Have Birthdays in September!!!

Happy September Birthday to these Fabulous Austen-Inspired Actors…   September 1 – Aisling Loftus, who portrayed Charlotte Lucas in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies   September 7 – Christopher Villers, who portrayed Tom Bertram in 1983 Mansfield Park September 7 – … Continue reading

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A Simple Overview of the English Courts During the Regency Period

One of the surprising things upon which many readers of the courtroom scene in The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin commented was the lack of a “defense attorney” for the accused. A prosecutor served the British courts, but the accused … Continue reading

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Turmoil in Europe and Queen Victoria’s England

Mourning was one of the great constants in Queen Victoria’s life. The Queen and her beloved Albert lost his maternal step grandmother, Princess Karoline Amalie of Hesse-Kassel, in February 1848. In her journal, Queen Victoria wrote, “My poor Albert is quite … Continue reading

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Elbridge Gerry, Signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Source of “Gerrymandering”

It is the duty of every man, though he may have but one day to live, to devote that day to the good of his country. —Elbridge Gerry Elbridge Gerry was born on July 17, 1744 in Marblehead, Massachusetts, the … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Merrick Murder Hole and The Old Grey Man

  This article first appeared on the Dark Jane Austen Book Club Website on March 11, 2013.  The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy Shackled in the dungeon of a macabre castle with no recollection of her past, a young woman finds … Continue reading

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Happy July Birthdays to Some of Our Favorite “Austen” Actors

These fabulous actors brought us hours of pleasure with their performances…         July 1 – Trevor Eve, who portrayed Sir Selwyn Hardcastle in Death Comes to Pemberley   July 6 – Geraldine James, who was the voice … Continue reading

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