Monthly Archives: November 2014

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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Quenby Hall, “Home” to Stilton Cheese

Quenby Hall is a Jacobean house in parkland near the villages of Cold Newton and Hungarton, Leicestershire, England. It is described by Pevsner (Pevsner, Nikolaus; Williamson, E (revision) (1984). The Buildings of England – Leicestershire and Rutland. Penguin. pp. 351–3.) … Continue reading

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Birthday Wishes of Love and Joy for This Little One!

My most precious grandson turns 3 today. He has stolen my heart as surely as his father did (nearly 30 years prior). 

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A Comic Play: Black-Eyed Susan; or, All in the Downs

Black-Eyed Susan; or, All in the Downs is a comic play in three acts by Douglas Jerrold. The story concerns a sailor, William, who returns to England from the Napoleonic Wars and finds that his wife Susan is being harassed … Continue reading

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Forms of Address and Manners in Regency England

How to Behave Like an Aristocrat in Regency England Note! This is a repeat post from nearly a year prior. Several have asked for its return because of the long list of ways to address the aristocracy.    Regency Era … Continue reading

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