Category Archives: Vagary

Fairy Tales, Royal Weddings and HEAs! a Guest Post from Nancy Lawrence

Nancy Lawrence joined Austen Authors on May 19, 2018, the day of Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle. However, she reminds us other fabulous weddings in this piece on fairy tales, royal weddings, and living happily ever after. Enjoy!  Hello! … Continue reading

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Love Between Persons of a Certain Age (or) Does the Couple Need to Be Young? a Guest Post from Don Jacobson

This post appeared on Austen Authors on 25 April, 2018. I found it quite interesting to think of “love stories” in novels also including those of a certain age, for I have written several such romances, including one coming out … Continue reading

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Derbyshire and Well Dressings

The origin of the practice of what is known as “well dressings” is a bit of a mystery. Most believe the celebration dates back to the Celts, but few places, other than Derbyshire and Staffordshire, England, have kept the tradition. … Continue reading

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The “Comedy” Found in Jane Austen’s Novels

According to Literary Devices, “Comedy is a literary genre and a type of dramatic work that is amusing and satirical in its tone, mostly having a cheerful ending. The motif   of this dramatic work is triumph over unpleasant circumstance by creating comic … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at “A Dance With Mr. Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary”

This novel came to me when I admit to being quite depressed. I wrote it over the Christmas holidays, and we all know how those can sometimes catch us off guard. I am customarily sad over the Thanksgiving break because … Continue reading

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Is What We Do JAFF or Something Else? a Guest Post from Don Jacobson

This post originally appeared on Austen Authors on 17 February 2018. Here I am in the first week of a blog tour for the FIFTH book in a series, and I am now questioning where it can be placed upon the Jane … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at “Elizabeth Bennet’s Deception: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary”

Although I have written nearly two dozen Austen-inspired retellings, sequels, and mysteries, Elizabeth Bennet’s Deception was my first attempt at what is known as a “variation” in the JAFF (Jane Austen Fan Fiction) community. In a variation, the author changes one of … Continue reading

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