Month: September 2017

Austen’s World Wrap Up. September 21, 2017

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • Jane Austen Movie Night
    I’m planning what must be one of the most fun “Dining for Dollars” church-fundraisers ever—a Jane Austen movie night, with period foods. I love working out all the details for events like this. I’m working on a date and figuring … Continue reading
  • Beyond Gunter’s
    If you’re an avid reader of Regency romances, you’re likely very familiar with Gunter’s [N0. 7-8 Berkeley Square], the famous pastry shop which was one of the few places a lady might dine when out and about. While the cafes … Continue reading

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Austen’s World Wrap Up. September 14, 2017

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • Do you love fairy tales?
    My new book Yuletide Truce, which comes out next week, starts with dueling reviews of a collection of fairy tales: The Fairy Ring, published on 9 December 1845 (though the title page gives the year of publication as 1846), in … Continue reading
  • Heat and Light in Austen’s Novels (Part 1): Fires – Rachel Dodge
    At the heart of every household in Jane Austen’s time, a fire burned. Fires provided a fixed source of heat and light, around which people gathered and moved, cooked and cleaned, lived and socialized. And while it’s lovely to imagine that families in Austen’s day gathered together in the evening simply because they enjoyed one […]

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Austen’s World Wrap Up. September 7, 2017

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • Regency Picnic or a Labor Day?
    Happy Labor Day! This US federal holiday celebrates the economic and social contributions of the American worker. It was first observed in New York in 1882 and became a federal holiday in 1894. Today it has also become the traditional … Continue reading
  • Ch-ch-ch-changes
    This past weekend I dropped off both daughters to college (the younger for the first time). It’s a very strange experience to become an empty-nester. I miss them so much! But I’m also an introvert recovering from a challenging phase … Continue reading

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