Category Archives: Living in the Regency

The Rame Peninsula, Setting for Parts of “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy, There’s a Way” + Giveaway

In writing Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy, There’s a Way, I wanted the Bennet ladies to end up in an area more remote than Hertfordshire after the death of Mr. Bennet—to be out of their element. I wanted them not … Continue reading

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Lease and Release as a Plot Point in “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy, There’s a Way” + a Giveaway

In my latest Austen-inspired piece, I use a legal property term referred to as Lease and Release. The legal definition of Lease and Release says, it is a species of conveyance, invented by Serjeant Moore, soon after the enactment of … Continue reading

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Tenant of the Curtesy and the Release of “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy, There’s a Way” + a Giveaway

Tenant of the Curtesy or Courtesy tenure is a legal term indicating the life interest which a widower (meaning the wife’s former husband) may claim in the lands of the deceased wife, under certain conditions. Those requisites to create a … Continue reading

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Preparing for the September 10 Release of “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy, There’s a Way” + a Giveaway

IT IS ON ITS WAY!!! The release of Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy, There’s a Way is scheduled for Monday, September 10. The premise behind the story is Mr. Bennet has passed from a heart attack, which, ironically, occurred on … Continue reading

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“Heartsease, or The Brother’s Wife,” the Victorian Retelling of Austen’s “Mansfield Park”

Are you aware of the Victorian tale Heartsease, or the Brother’s Wife by Charlotte Mary Yonge? June Sturrock, editor of the Broadview Texts, gives us this summary of the story. “A very young, timid, but highly principled and religious girl from … Continue reading

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A Marriage of Convenience as a Plot Point in Jane Austen’s Novels

What hope was there for the dowerless daughters of the middle class during Jane Austen’s lifetime? Such is a topic Austen explored repeatedly in her novels. Elizabeth and Jane Bennet sought men of a like mind. The Dashwood sisters found … Continue reading

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Ireland and the Irish in Jane Austen Novels, a Guest Post from Eliza Shearer

This post originally appeared on Austen Authors on 16 June 2018. Enjoy! A couple of weekends ago I was fortunate enough to spend a few days in Dublin. I had visited the capital of Ireland on several occasions, but for … Continue reading

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