Monthly Archives: July 2015

Jude Knight: “I Blame the Plot Elves” + a Giveaway of “A Baron for Becky”

Today, I would like to welcome a dear friend, Jude Knight to the blog. After a career in commercial writing, editing, and publishing, Jude returned to her first love: fiction. She claims to love capable, determined heroines, and heroes who appreciate … Continue reading

Posted in British history, giveaway, Great Britain, Guest Post, Living in the Regency, Regency era, Regency romance | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Do You Remember the First Time You Read a Charles Schultz Cartoon?

For nearly 50 years, Americans opened their daily newspaper to read the latest adventure of Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, etc., in the “Peanuts” cartoon. On February 13, 2000, Charles Schultz, the series creator passed away peacefully during his sleep … Continue reading

Posted in American History, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

How Austen Changes Up the “Courtship Novel”

Earlier, we examine Austen’s art in the “courtship novel,” specifically in Pride and Prejudice.”Here we see that Jane Austen’s portrayal of courtship differs from that of many courtship novels written throughout the eighteenth century: in Austen’s novels, instead of submitting … Continue reading

Posted in British history, Great Britain, Jane Austen, Living in the Regency, real life tales, Regency era | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Making of a Book Trailer + a Giveaway of an Audiobook of “A Code of the Heart”

I wish to welcome back to the blog, Jacki Delecki. Descended from a long line of storytellers, Jacki spins adventures filled with suspense, healing, and romance. Jacki’s love affair with the arts began at a young age and inspired her to train … Continue reading

Posted in British history, giveaway, Great Britain, Guest Blog, Living in the Regency, Regency era | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Early Anglo-Norman Literature

Anglo-Norman literature was a verse literature in which we find a love for word play. The tone was lighter and the themes romantic. Even when the subject was an imaginary historical or religious figure, the overall effect remained romantic. Imagination … Continue reading

Posted in Anglo-Normans, British history, Great Britain, literature, real life tales | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Euphemisms

Dictionary.com says a euphemism is “the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt.”  Euphemisms are plentiful, some old and some of a more modern twists. Let us look at a … Continue reading

Posted in British history, euphemisms, Great Britain, Living in the Regency, Regency era | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Two More Winners of “The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin”

I am pleased to present two more winners with eBook copies of The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin: A Pride and Prejudice Mystery. You should have a prize notice in your email box. The winners are Vesper Meikle and June … Continue reading

Posted in British history, giveaway, Great Britain, Jane Austen, Living in the Regency, Regency era | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Two More Winners of “The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin”

Political History of England Under the Normans

The French influence upon England and its culture lasted some 300 years, creating changes in the political, social and cultural realms.  Politically, England saw an acceleration of a “united” England and a spirit of nationalism. The acceptance of a centralized … Continue reading

Posted in Anglo-Normans, British history, Great Britain, real life tales | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

The Ratcliffe Highway Murders as a Plot Point in “The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin” + an excerpt + another giveaway

When I began writing The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin: A Pride and Prejudice Mystery, I thought to use the actual Regency era case known as “The Ratcliffe Highway Murders” in the plot line for the although a suspect was … Continue reading

Posted in British history, Great Britain, Jane Austen, Living in the Regency, real life tales, Regency era | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

More Winners of “The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin”

Congratulations to Suzan and to Euridice, the latest winners of an eBook copy of The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin: A Pride and Prejudice Mystery. 

Posted in Austen Authors, British history, giveaway, Great Britain, Jane Austen, Living in the Regency, Regency era | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment