Austen’s World Wrap Up. June 29, 2017

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • Queer in the Regency: a Slice of Once-Hidden LGBT History
    How much do you know about LGBT history during the Regency period? Today we offer you a guest post by writer Graham Stokes (who happens to be Risky Gail Eastwood’s son).  As most of you probably know, June is LGBT … Continue reading
  • Jane Austen and Duck Eggs
    Last week a colleague at work, who lives in one of the prettier areas of rural Virginia, brought a dozen duck eggs to work. She had purchased them from a local farmer. Several of us pounced on these exotic avian gifts, since most of us obtain eggs from the lowly chicken from local grocers. Curiosity […]

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Austen’s World Wrap Up. June 22, 2017

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • A Visit to Bath: Tony Grant
    Dear reader, Jane Austen and the Georgian city of Bath are closely entwined throughout her novels and later life. Tony Grant’s contributions regarding Bath have been vitally important to me and this blog. His thoughts, images, and insights have enhanced my posts about this topic. Tony has generously allowed me to link to his popular […]
  • Voices from Old London
    This year I’m back in Victorian London, and as it so happens I’ve got a couple of new research books, among them Voices from Dickens’ London by Michael Paterson from 2006 (republished as Inside Dickens’ London). Right in the introduction … Continue reading

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Austen’s World Wrap Up. June 15, 2017

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • Celebrate London!
    George VI spoke those words in a broadcast on September 23, 1940, during the London Blitz, but are they not as true today? I wish I were in London today to stand with Londoners, resolute and undismayed. On Saturday night, … Continue reading
  • Greetings and Gestures in Austen’s Novels, by Rachel Dodge
    Understanding the subtle nuances behind formal introductions and customary greetings during Jane Austen’s lifetime is a lot of fun, and it can provide a unique level of insight into her books. The reason: Austen uses breaches of etiquette and manners as commentaries on her characters. In her book Those Elegant Decorums, Jane Nardin says, “In […]

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