Monthly Archives: February 2014

Whuppity Scoorie?

So what is Whuppity Scoorie? It is a unique celebration of spring taking place in Lanark (on the east bank of the River Clyde), Scotland. On March 1, youngsters take part in the ancient custom of “Whuppity Scoorie.” They gather in … Continue reading

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Exquisite Excerpt from “His: Two Regency Novellas”

Celebrating Re-Release of “His: Two Regency Novellas” with an Excerpt    My Regency romance, His: Two Regency Novellas is available on Amazon, Kindle, Nook, and Kobo. The book contains two novellas (each between 60,000 – 65,000 words). The first is “His … Continue reading

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Locations for “Pride and Prejudice 2005”

For this movie discussion, I decided to visit some of my favorite places in the UK for filming. The places below were all used in Pride and Prejudice 2005. I have also included some of the history. If you know additional facts, … Continue reading

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“X” Doesn’t Mark the Spot

“X” Doesn’t Mark the Spot Recently, I spent a delightful morning counting words in Pride and Prejudice. Why? You may ask: Regina, do you not have enough to do with your retirement years than to sit around counting how many times … Continue reading

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I See Jane Austen Everywhere!

I See Jane Austen Everywhere!!!! As much as I love Jane Austen, one of my best friends loves Elizabeth Gaskell equally as well. I admit to having read only three Gaskell pieces in my time: Cranford, North and South, and Mary Barton. Last … Continue reading

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Georgian Celebrity: Dorothy Kilner, Author of Children’s Books

Dorothy Kilner (pseudonyms M. P. and Mary Pelham, 1755–1836) was a prolific English writer of children’s books during the late 18th century. Life Dorothy was born on 17 February 1755, probably at Woodford, Essex. She was the youngest of five … Continue reading

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Happenings During the Reign of William IV: The Lewes Avalanche, the Deadliest Avalanche on Record in the UK

The Lewes avalanche occurred on 27 December 1836 in Lewes, Sussex, when a huge build-up of snow on a chalk cliff overlooking the town collapsed into the settlement 100 metres below, destroying a row of cottages and killing eight people. … Continue reading

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Just for Valentine’s Day…Favs Among Romantic Flicks

Thinking on the “romantic” holiday, I thought I would offer up some on my favorite ROMANCE movies. Likely, I will be curled up on the sofa this evening and enjoying several of these. Perhaps, you have favorites you would wish … Continue reading

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Georgian Celebrity: Ralph Allen, Reforming the British Postal System

Ralph Allen (1693 – 29 June 1764) was an entrepreneur and philanthropist, and was notable for his reforms to the British postal system. He was baptised at St Columb Major in Cornwall on 24 July 1693. As a teenager he … Continue reading

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Georgian Celebrity: John Wood, the Younger ~ Completing His Father’s Dream of Bath

John Wood, the Younger (25 February 1728 – 18 June 1782) was an English architect, working principally in the city of Bath, Somerset. He was the son of the architect John Wood, the Elder. His designs were highly influential during … Continue reading

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