Monthly Archives: November 2012

Regency Era Lexicon – “M” is for …

M.P. – a member of Parliament macintosh – invented by Charles Macintosh in the 1820s; rubberized waterproof clothing; originally these smelled “terrible” madeira – a sweet white wine magic lantern – The magic lantern has a concave mirror in front of … Continue reading

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Oh, the Places We Will Go…in Austen Novels

Through Jane Austen’s novels, I was first introduced, at the age of 12, to beautiful English estates and a land beyond my imagination. I fell in love with the time, the homes, the heroes and heroines, and I have spent … Continue reading

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Remembering the 1970 Marshall University Plane Crash

A Memory of the Marshall University Plane Crash Originally Posted on November 14, 2010, by reginajeffers This is not a post on Jane Austen. Rather it is a moment in time when I saw the true human spirit, and like … Continue reading

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One Author Carries His Agent’s Rejection Too Far

This article comes from the Los Angeles Times. It is a “lesson” in self control. To read the whole story, please visit http://www.latimes.com/features/books/jacketcopy/la-jc-literary-agent-assault-twitter-20120914,0,7168502.story?track=rss On Thursday, the Twitter feed of @BookaliciousPam was full of the normal posts: plans to attend an upcoming … Continue reading

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The Lesser Key of Solomon, a Grimoire

The Lesser Key of Solomon (or) Lemegeton (This would have made a great Halloween post with the October holiday so often associated with witches, demons, and spirits.) In researching my next cozy mystery, I have sought out several sources that … Continue reading

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The Tale of Aradia, Daughter of Diana and Lucifer

In researching my next Austen-inspired cozy mystery, The Mysterious Death of Mr. Darcy, I have been reading LOTS of tales of paganism, witchcraft, and folklore. Believe me, this is not my usual fare, so it’s been quite eye-opening. Below, one … Continue reading

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Amazon’s Author Rank? Good News for Authors or A Step in the Wrong Direction?

This article comes from the Los Angeles Times. To enjoy the complete article, please visit http://www.latimes.com/features/books/jacketcopy/la-jc-amazon-author-rank-20121010,0,1235993.story By Carolyn KelloggOctober 10, 2012, 10:58 a.m. As if intending to bring back the emotional scars of not being popular in high school, Amazon has rolled … Continue reading

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Regency Era Lexicon – We’re Up to the Letter “L”

£ – symbol for the pound, a monetary unit Ladies’ Mile – a road in Hyde Park set aside for women Lady – used in the following manner: colloquially used for a man’s wife; the wife of a baronet or … Continue reading

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Jami Attenberg Names the Most Dysfunctional Families in Literature~Is Your Favorite Novel on the List?

This article comes from Publisher’s Weekly. I admit that when I read the title of the article, I immediately thought “Pride and Prejudice” and “Wuthering Heights.” My second thought included “The Way We Live Now,” “Ethan Frome,” and “House of … Continue reading

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Women Writers in Jane Austen’s Time

Novels during the early Regency were geared toward the female reader; therefore, the door opened, if only a crack, for the female writer to step through. The female writers of the time assisted Jane Austen in several ways, among them … Continue reading

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