Monthly Archives: February 2017

I. W. Harper Bourbon Comes Home

I. W. Harper History website tells us that Isaac Wolfe Bernheim was born in Germany in 1848, and by 1867 had arrived in New York at the age of 19 and with only 4 American dollars in his pocket . … Continue reading

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Is “Downton Abbey” a Copycat of “Pride & Prejudice”? from Guest Author, Ginger Monette

 Today, I welcome Ginger Monette to Every Woman Dreams. Ginger is a relative newcomer to JAFF (Jane Austen Fan Fiction) writing, as she promotes her latest book, Darcy’s Hope at Donwell Abbey. Unlike many Austen variations that remain in the Regency … Continue reading

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Costs of Living During the Regency Period

For those of us who write Regency-based novels, the cost of items periodically comes up. How much would would a lady’s gown cost for her Come Out? What was the cost of bread or cheese? For a better understanding of … Continue reading

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Fight Against Slavery Carried on Beyond Austen’s Life, a Guest Post from Collins Hemingway

This piece is Part I of a two-part series from my fellow Austen Author, Collins Hemingway. In this one Collins takes a closer look at the slavery issue during Jane Austen’s time.  Slavery was one of the most contentious issues … Continue reading

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The Ladies of Llangollen, a Romantic Friendship, from Guest Author Sue Wilkes

The post originally appeared upon Austen Authors. I know you find it an exceptionally well researched and compelling tale.  It’s clear from Jane Austen’s novels and letters that female friendships played a very important role in her life. In Northanger … Continue reading

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Pounds, Shillings, Pence, and Guineas: Understanding British Currency Used in the 19th Century

Okay, I admit it. When it comes to understanding the British system of currency in the books I read, even I am sometimes confused. So, I set out to learn more of the currency.  The common currency was created in … Continue reading

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Anthony William Hall, the Man Who Would Be King

In 1931, a former Shropshire police inspector claimed to the rightful heir to the British throne. He was determined to be King Anthony and to displace King George V. His declaration provoked panic at the palace when two doctors refused … Continue reading

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