Monthly Archives: October 2017

A Modest Proposal: Might the Spinster Have Married?, a Guest Post from Collins Hemingway

Earlier, Mr. Hemingway looked at Jane Austen’s romantic attachments. Today, he takes a different slant. (Note: Both posts have appeared previously on Austen Authors.) As reported in last month’s blog about Jane Austen’s romantic attachments, biographers dutifully recount the story … Continue reading

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The Growth of Hampstead in 19th Century England

Hampstead is one of the villages that surrounded 19th Century London, but the village was founded long before that time. Founded during the Anglo-Saxon period, its name translates to “homestead.” Early records shows a grant by King Ethelred the Unready … Continue reading

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Inheriting a Peerage + Release of “The Earl Claims His Comfort”

Inheriting a Peerage During the Regency The manner in which a peerage is passed from one generation to the next depends upon how it was created. A peerage/title can be created by a writ of summons, which means the individual … Continue reading

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How “Intimacy” Exacerbates Elizabeth Bennet’s “Lack” of Judgment

We have all been in the situation where our judgment is clouded by the “intimacy” we experience with another. How often do we read of the female attempting to tame the bad boy? How often have you had a friend … Continue reading

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Herbal Medicine Used in Regency Period

There is a scene in the The Earl Claims His Comfort where my heroine, who is what was known as a “white witch,” meaning she was a healer dealing in herbs and potions, was treating a leg wound of one of … Continue reading

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Engaging Stories: Miss Austen and Her Beaux, a Guest Post from Collins Hemingway

This post originally appeared on Austen Authors. Part II will arrive next Thursday, October 12.  How many times was Jane Austen engaged—or married (!)? Thoughts about her short life—and her emotional life, whatever it may have been—bubble up in this … Continue reading

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Privileges of Peers + the Release of ‘The Earl Claims His Comfort’

Privileges of a Peer During the Regency In my latest Regency romantic suspense, The Earl Claims His Comfort, there are multiple questions regarding the peerage belonging to the book’s hero. For example, can a usurper force Levison Davids, 17th Earl … Continue reading

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