Category Archives: Regency era

Celebrating the Release of “Mr. Darcy’s Fault: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary” + Giveaway

Last week, I brought you an excerpt from my latest release, Elizabeth Bennet’s Deception: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary ©2015. This week, I have another variation. This one is a 43,000 word novella entitled Mr. Darcy’s Fault: A Pride and Prejudice … Continue reading

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Exogamous and Endogamous Marriages in Austen’s Works

Brittanica.com defines an “endogamous marriage” as the custom enjoining one to marry within one’s own group, while Wikipedia says “endogamy” is the practice of marrying within a specific ethnic group, class, or social group, rejecting others on such a basis … Continue reading

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Regency Era Lexicon – Continuing on to the Letter “S”

Regency Era Lexicon – Continues with the Letter “S” s. – the abbreviation for shilling (a shilling is a English silver coin worth twelvepence; 20 shillings = one pound) Sabbatarians – VERY strict observers of the Sabbath sack – a … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Release of “Elizabeth Bennet’s Deception: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary” + Giveaway

Although I have written nearly a dozen Austen-inspired retellings, sequels, and mysteries, Elizabeth Bennet’s Deception is my first attempt at what is known as a “variation” in the JAFF (Jane Austen Fan Fiction) community. In a variation, the author changes … Continue reading

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Regency Era Lexicon – The Letter “R”

Regency Era Lexicon – “R” Is Next on Our List R. A. – member of the Royal Academy, which was founded by George III Radcliffe, Ann – was an English author, and a pioneer of the Gothic novel. Her style … Continue reading

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Regency Era Lexicon – The Letters “P” and “Q”

Regency Era Lexicon – The Letters “P” and “Q” packet – a ship carrying mail (and occasionally passengers) along a regularly defined route packman – a peddler of ladies’ goods (linen and cotton) paddock – a horse pasture page – … Continue reading

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Calomel: A Poison Once the Standard for Medical Treatment

Many of you who follow this blog are parents and grandparents. Are we not glad that this medicine is no longer a part of our children’s teething issues? Read on… From Evidence Based Science we learn that Calomel was once considered standard medicine. It … Continue reading

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