Monthly Archives: March 2014

Exquisite Excerpt from “Captain Wentworth’s Persuasion”

Exquisite Excerpt – Captain Wentworth’s Persuasion: Austen’s Classic Retold Through His Eyes This excerpt comes from one of my earliest titles: Captain Wentworth’s Persuasion. It is told from the Wentworth’s point of view and uses flashbacks to set the story. In … Continue reading

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Movie Discussion ~ 1995’s Sense and Sensibility (Part One)

by Regina Jeffers As part of JASNA’s salute to Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibilityin 2011, this will be a two-part look of the 1995 film adaptation. Next month (April 14), we will examine the “making” of Edward Ferras and Colonel Brandon. … Continue reading

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Starling Murmurations in Somerset

Starling Murmurations in Somerset By Regina Jeffers One of the most spectacular examples of British wildlife are Starling Murmurations. Thousands of starlings flocking together to form swirling balls can be found in Somerset each year from early autumn to February. … Continue reading

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Movie Discussion of “Clueless,” the Modern Version of Jane Austen’s “Emma”

Movie Discussion – Clueless In 1996, Douglas McGrath’s Emma, featuring Gwyneth Paltrow hit the big screen. That same year, Diarmuid Lawrence and Andrew Davies’s small scree version starred Kate Beckinsale. Both offered cinematic reconstructions of the Regency era. Both were faithful … Continue reading

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Victorian Happenings: The Disaster of the “Princess Alice”

A full capacity of passengers boarded the paddle steamer, the Princess Alice, on 3 September 1878 – many were on holiday, including a school children, as well as a party of invalids in wheel chairs, who were to partake of a … Continue reading

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Exquisite Excerpt from “His Irish Eve”

“His” ~ Two Historical Novellas From Regina Jeffers “His Irish Eve” ~ I began this story in response to readers’ requests to know more of Adam Lawrence, Viscount Stafford and heir to the Earl of Greenwall. Lawrence has made an … Continue reading

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From Where Did that Phrase Come?

Favorite Idioms and Vocabulary from Times Past (In cleaning out some of my school files, I came across these common phrases and their sources. Enjoy!!!) Here are some fascinating tidbits:  People married in June. Most had taken their yearly bath … Continue reading

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