Category Archives: Regency era

Procedure for a Trial in the House of Lords

Procedure for a Trial in the House of Lords When I first began to write The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin, I set myself the task of learning more of the legal procedures practiced during the Regency Period. The trial … Continue reading

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From Where Does the Name “Cutty Sark Scotch Whisky” Come?

“Cutty Sark is a range of blended Scotch whisky produced by Edrington plc of Glasgow, whose main office is less than 10 miles from the birthplace of the famous clipper ship of the same name. The whisky was created as … Continue reading

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The Characterization of Elinor Dashwood in Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility”

Austen began writing Elinor and Marianne as an epistolary novel in 1795. It was published as Sense and Sensibility in 1811. The novel set the tone for many of Austen’s titles: defiance of the social and economic barriers to marriage and … Continue reading

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The Setting for “The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin” + an Excerpt + Giveaway

Much of the action of my newest Austen-inspired novel, The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin, is set in Wapping. But what do we know of the area? Wapping is a district in East London, in the Borough of Tower Hamlets. … Continue reading

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Do You Know These Words and Phrases?

I was reading a period piece recently and came across the words and phrases below. How many of these do you use? Verge – British: A grass edging such as that by the side of a road or path Embarazo – … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Release of “The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin” with an Excerpt + a Giveaway

My latest Austenesque cozy mystery is now available. It contains lots of history and so many twists and turns, you will be scratching your head.  Fitzwilliam Darcy is enjoying his marital bliss. His wife, the former Elizabeth Bennet, presented him … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from the Publishing World

With the changing world of the publishing business, authors must learn new lessons or be left by the wayside. Over the past year, I experienced more than one “lesson” as I moved forward in my career. Since late 2008, I … Continue reading

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