Category Archives: Jane Austen

Happy Early 47th Birthday, Matthew Macfadyen!!!

I am being a bit self-indulgent with this post. I adore Matthew Macfadyen’s work, and, as I am tied up this week with other things. Moreover, what is wrong with a revisit of a previous post? Sometimes LIFE interferes. Matthew … Continue reading

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Mystery and Suspense Month: The Mysterious Death of Mr. Darcy

THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF MR. DARCY was originally published on February 18, 2013. It is a cozy mystery set in Dorset, and it is a real thriller. There are witches and resurrectionists and a mass murderer, oh my!!! I hope … Continue reading

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Reduced to a Tweet. The Lost Art of the Social Call, a Guest Post from Diana J Oaks

Social connection. It’s the pulse of civilization, the foundation of community, and a deeply held human need.  You might have guessed that I’m not necessarily talking about networking with influential people here. I’m talking about friendship, camaraderie, recognition, love, and … Continue reading

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Mystery and Suspense Month: The Phantom of Pemberley

For October, I thought to highlight some of my mysteries and suspense novels. Heck, it is the time for ghosts and goblins and things that go bump in the dark. ALL BOOKS FEATURED THIS MONTH ARE ON SALE ON FOR … Continue reading

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Of Lace and Finery: Coded Language in Austen’s Novels, a Guest Post from Diana J Oaks

This post originally appeared on Austen Authors on July 26, 2021. Enjoy! Jane Austen continues to astonish me. We turn again toward her use of clothing to inform her characters, this time focusing on the handful of references to lace … Continue reading

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Lead Mining In Derbyshire, a Guest Post from Amanda Kai

This post originally appeared on the Austen Authors’ blog on 23 July 2021. Enjoy! We often hear about Mr. Darcy’s fortune of “ten-thousand a year.”  But where did all that money come from?  In doing research for my current work … Continue reading

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Primogeniture and Inheritance and the Need for a Widow’s Pension in Jane Austen’s Novels

By Jane Austen’s time, primogeniture was no longer the law of the land, but it remained a strongly entrenched custom of inheritance proceedings. Breaking apart large landholdings were frowned upon. An impoverished aristocracy, whose wealth rested in the agricultural realm, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Charlotte, a Guest Post from Elaine Owen

This post originally appeared on the Austen Authors’ blog on 20 May 2021. Enjoy! I think Charlotte Lucas is underrated. Do you agree? Readers of Pride and Prejudice tend to overlook Charlotte as a minor character who serves little purpose but in … Continue reading

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The Genius of Jane Austen’s Dialogue, a Lovely Guest Post from Diana J Oaks

This post originally appeared on the Austen Authors’ blog on 31 May 2020. Enjoy! Let’s talk about talking. Not just any kind of talking but talking in Jane Austen’s novels to be precise. There are numerous ways authors use dialogue. … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Mrs. Long, a Textual Study – a Guest Post from Lelia Eye

This post originally appeared on the Austen Authors’ blog on 7 May 2021. Enjoy! I suppose this cannot be called a character study so much as a textual study. I’m here to assist in taking a look at the text … Continue reading

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