Monthly Archives: April 2015

Life in Early Britain: The Anglo-Saxons

The early inhabitants of Britain lived under harsh conditions. Dark forested areas. Savage neighbors. Wild animals. Life consisted of hunting, fishing, sailing, and feasting. Life demanded a strong people. From those people came a certain ideal of courage. Of honor. … Continue reading

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Regency Era Lexicon – Crossing Our “T’s”

Regency Era Lexicon – And Then There Was “T” take orders – becoming a clergyman in the Church of England take silks – a barrister would wear a silk gown once he became the King’s Counsel (or the Queen’s Counsel) … Continue reading

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James Lind and the Prevention of Scurvy

James Lind was a Scottish doctor, who studied scurvy first hand. Born in Edinburgh in 1716, Lind became an apprentice at Edinburgh’s College of Surgeons at the age of 15. At 23, he accepted the post of surgeon’s mate and … Continue reading

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Do You Know These Words and Phrases?

I have some words/phrases that are familiar and others perhaps not so. Enjoy the origins of these choice tidbits.  Butterfingers: (Phrases.org) A name playfully applied to someone who fails to catch a ball or lets something slip from their fingers. Several authorities Charles Dickens invented … Continue reading

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Winners of “Elizabeth Bennet’s Deception”

Congratulations to the following, who each won an eBook copy of my very first Austen Variation.  Chiara Lanzi Anji Suzan  beth  will receive a copy of Elizabeth Bennet’s Deception: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary. Ladies, please contact me at jeffersregina@gmail.com … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Release of “Mr. Darcy’s Fault: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary” + Giveaway

Last week, I brought you an excerpt from my latest release, Elizabeth Bennet’s Deception: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary ©2015. This week, I have another variation. This one is a 43,000 word novella entitled Mr. Darcy’s Fault: A Pride and Prejudice … Continue reading

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Exogamous and Endogamous Marriages in Austen’s Works

Brittanica.com defines an “endogamous marriage” as the custom enjoining one to marry within one’s own group, while Wikipedia says “endogamy” is the practice of marrying within a specific ethnic group, class, or social group, rejecting others on such a basis … Continue reading

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