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The Triumvirate Which Changed the Face of Bath During the Georgian Era

The beginning of the 1700s in England saw the expansion of the middle class and a stronger economy. As such Bath had known a steady period of growth, but when Queen visited the city in 1702 (and then again a … 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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Arthur Middleton (or is it Andrew Marvell?), Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Born in June 26, 1742, Arthur Middleton was the son of Henry Middleton, 2nd President of the Continental Congress, and Mary Williams, only daughter of John Williams, a wealthy landowner, Justice of the Peace and member of the Assembly, at … Continue reading

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Tory Daughters: Jane Austen and the Brontës (an Overview)

Recently, I was asked by a local teacher to speak to her English class after they had read Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights. Below, you will find my notes for a comparison/contrast between the Brontës and Austen. As I … Continue reading

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June 20 ~ West Virginia Day

June 20 celebrates the birth of my home state. As you are reading this, I am tooling my way along a West Virginia highway, off to visit the homes of some of our country’s Presidents. This past weekend (June 18 -19) there was … Continue reading

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Carolina Book Festival 2016

Book Signing Carolina Book Fest is a book signing taking place in the Queen City of Charlotte, North Carolina, on October 15, 2016. The book signing will be held at the Marriott City Center (100 West Trade Street) in downtown Charlotte from 10 AM … Continue reading

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Happy June Birthdays to Some of Our Favorite Austen-Inspired Actors

Are any of the actors listed below among your favorites? I can claim a few.  June 2 – Dominic Cooper, who portrayed Mr. Willoughby in 2008’s Sense and Sensibility   June 2 – Liam Cunningham, who portrayed General Tilney in 2007’s … Continue reading

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