Monthly Archives: November 2014

Being Punk’d Regency Style

Being Punk’d Regency Style This is a repeat post, back by popular demand. I was asked by several to add it again because their friends did not believe them. Theodore Hook In mid August I shared this information on my … Continue reading

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Are You Smarter Than a Sixty Year Old? A Fun Quiz…

I was listening recently to Emmy Rossum from Showtimes’s “Shameless.” She was talking about being older than the other members of the cast. Rossum is 28 and the next oldest “sibling” in the show’s dysfunctional family is 15. Rossum remarked … Continue reading

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John Ketch, Infamous Executioner

An infamous English executioner employed by King Charles II, John Ketch was an Irish immigrant who became famous through the way he performed his duties during the tumultuous 1680s. He was mentioned in the broadsheets of the time. Appointed in … Continue reading

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The Amazing Wisdom of Thomas Jefferson

I found this most agreeable as Jefferson’s holds a place of reference on my family tree. Thomas Jefferson (April 13 [O.S. April 2] 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of … Continue reading

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Celebrating with Jacki Delecki: A Well-Dressed Man of the Ages + an Excerpt from her Latest Release of “A Christmas Code,” + an Audiobook Giveaway

Through the Ages: The Well-Dressed Man Fun facts on men’s fashion over time from Jacki Delecki, author of the Code Breakers series: A Code of Love, A Christmas Code (now available) and Cantata of Love (Spring 2015). Delecki: Fashion and … Continue reading

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Writers Require Precision in Language Choices

Originally published on Savvy Authors on November 8, 2011 Precision in Language Choices Choosing the precise word or phrase remains a challenge for all authors, whether they write professionally or for their own pleasure. The majority of those who make … Continue reading

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From Where Does That Phrase Come?

This first one is for Brian, who spoke of a preference for the word in one of my recent posts. Codswallop ~ Unknown, attested from 1959 episode of UK TV series Hancock’s Half Hour. The writers (Galton and Simpson) state that … Continue reading

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Exquisite Excerpt from “Christmas at Pemberley”

C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-E!!! Christmas at Pemberley   Christmas at Pemberley was my twelfth novel (my seven Austen-inspired work). It is an inspirational tale that occurs two years into the Darcys’ marriage. Christmas at Pemberley: A Pride and Prejudice Christmas Sequel To bring a … Continue reading

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George William Finch-Hatton, 10th Earl of Winchilsea, Advocate for Protestant Principles

George William Finch-Hatton, 10th Earl of Winchilsea, 5th Earl of Nottingham (1791–1858) was an English politician known for duelling with Prime Minister Wellington. Hatton, born at Kirby Hall, Northamptonshire, on 19 May 1791, was grandson of Edward Finch-Hatton, and son … Continue reading

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Douglas Jerrold, Playwright and Midshipman Serving Under Jane Austen’s Brother, Francis

Douglas William Jerrold (London 3 January 1803 – 8 June 1857 London) was an English dramatist and writer. Biography Jerrold’s father, Samuel Jerrold, was an actor and lessee of the little theatre of Wilsby near Cranbrook in Kent. In 1807 … Continue reading

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