Austen’s World Wrap Up. November 23, 2017

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • This Butler’s Pantry Will Make You Gasp
    Inquiring readers, I had the immense pleasure recently of visiting The Breakers, the summer “cottage” of the Cornelius Vanderbilt family in Newport, R.I. Before walking through its marbled halls, I could only imagine the conspicuous consumption this enormous house represented in the gilded age. I was not disappointed. The social life in Newport during the […]
  • Jane Austen Movie Night
    This weekend I hosted the “Dining for Dollars” Jane Austen Movie Night I’ve been talking about. About twenty people attended and I think all had a lovely time. My goal with the menu was to serve foods based on period … Continue reading

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Austen’s World Wrap Up. November 9, 2017

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • That Bewitching Illustrated London News, or, Oooops, I Did It Again
    Dear Reader, I did it again. I went on Abebooks and bought another volume of the Illustrated London News I discovered another poor, abandoned volume of a nineteenth-century newspaper, sitting in a corner, crying piteously, so of course, I had … Continue reading
  • Papillote Curls
    One of the great things about writing historical romance is that I always come across something new in my research. Often such finds are serendipitous and always they give me the chance to add some historical detail that I otherwise … Continue reading

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