Monthly Archives: October 2017

Zombies: Monsters of the People and of Politics

Have we not all at one time or another felt like a zombie? We work ourselves into a mindless blob of humanity. This month I have had several articles on vampires for I rereleased my Pride and Prejudice paranormal vagary, Vampire … Continue reading

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Proving Lines of Succession + Release of “The Earl Claims His Comfort”

Succession for a Peerage What happens to a peerage if the peer cannot be found or is presumed dead? What becomes of his wife? His children? This is a familiar plot in many Regency novels. I used it in the … Continue reading

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Setting and Social Status in Austen’s Novels

I am currently writing a JAFF (Jane Austen Fan Fiction) Pride and Prejudice vagary novel that includes LOTS of references to Shakespeare, for in it, Mr. Bennet is a renown Shakespeare scholar. The relationship between Darcy and Elizabeth in this … Continue reading

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Mashups!! Jane Austen and Vampires

MashUps: Jane Austen and Vampires What is a Mashup?    When I first became aware of the term “mashup,” I automatically thought of the music industry with its remixes and creative imaginings of oldies and the classics. By definition, a … Continue reading

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Death of a Peer During the Regency + Release of “The Earl Claims His Comfort”

In most historical romances, the idea of a peerage passing from one male in the family to another is part of the plot line. But exactly what was the procedure when a peer holding a title passed? First, let us … Continue reading

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The Lady’s Companion in Life and in Literature, a Guest Post by Jude Knight + the Release of “Never Too Late”

The Lady’s Companion in Life and in Literature  As we know from reading historical fiction, women born to the aristocracy or gentry in the United Kingdom in the eighteenth or nineteenth century had few options for employment. If she needed … Continue reading

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Catholic/Protestant Marriages During the Regency + the Release of “The Earl Claims His Comfort”

Catholic/ Protestant Weddings During the Regency Era On 25 March 1754, the Hardwicke Act went into effect in England. It was designed to prevent Clandestine Weddings (Read More on Clandestine Weddings HERE) and to force couples marrying in England to … Continue reading

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