Category: Jane Austen

Austen’s World Wrap Up. October 27, 2016

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • Colonial Spirits & a Bit of News
    I’m super excited to share the news that I’ll be giving THREE workshops at next year’s Historical Novel Society conference in Portland. I’m giving my popular History of Underthings workshop, co-presenting my Georgian and Victorian “kickshaws” workshop with Delilah Marvelle, … Continue reading

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Originally posted 2016-10-27 06:20:33.

Austen’s World Wrap Up. October 20, 2016

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • Blogs: Past Present and Future
    Blogs are one of the best developments of the Internet. They have given inividuals a chance to share their interests in everything from Period fashion to Type II Diabetes. But I think that blogs are fading in popularity. Be warned … Continue reading
  • Regency Treasures in Worcester, MA
    Last weekend, I enjoyed a visit to the Worcester Museum of Art. It’s not a huge museum like another favorite, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, but it has interesting collections, laid out and presented in a way that … Continue reading

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Originally posted 2016-10-20 06:20:21.

Austen’s World Wrap Up. October 13, 2016

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • The Nottingham Goose Fair
    The first Wednesday of October is the traditional date for the Nottingham Goose Fair, which today is a huge pleasure fair. But as its name suggests, in former times, one of the main goods being sold at that fair were … Continue reading
  • Announcing Sanditon: 200 years
    “Sanditon: 200 Years” is a conference that will take place at Trinity College, Cambridge from March 29-31, 2017.
    The conference will mark the bicentenary of the composition of Jane Austen’s unfinished novel, Sanditon, in a year that also
    marks the bicentenary of Austen’s death.

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Originally posted 2016-10-13 06:21:02.

Austen’s World Wrap Up. October 6, 2016

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • Special Guest on Friday!
    On Friday (Sept 30) at Risky Regencies, we’ll have Caroline Warfield as our guest! Caroline has a book giveaway for you and a fascinating glimpse of a Canadian setting used in her new release, The Renegade Wife. Her new “post-Regency” … Continue reading
  • A little poor looking insignificant old woman
    As part of my recent research dive into All Things Hamilton, I read a book that had been sitting on my shelf for years, that I originally intended to read as research for my Regency spy story A Lily Among … Continue reading

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Originally posted 2016-10-06 06:21:09.

Austen’s World Wrap Up. September 29, 2016

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • What a Beautiful Smile
    When you write historicals, you often run up against a lot of misconceptions (both readers’ and your own). I’ve had the rant about “no, our characters weren’t shorter” fight more than once. So often in fact that I did a … Continue reading

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Originally posted 2016-09-29 06:20:26.

Austen’s World Wrap Up. September 15, 2016

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • New Research Books, or, Dicky Doyle Forever!
    As you know, one of my favorite 19-th century illustrators & PUNCH-men is Richard Doyle, who joined the staff of the magazine when he was just 19 years old, and who designed the iconic cover of PUNCH just a few … Continue reading
  • Georgiana at Chatsworth
    Perhaps one of the most famous Duchesses of Devonshire is Georgiana Cavendish nee Spencer, wife of the 5th Duke. Georgiana was eclipsed, perhaps, only by Deborah Cavendish, the youngest of the famous Mitford sisters and whom I consider the savior … Continue reading

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Originally posted 2016-09-15 06:20:03.

Austen’s World Wrap Up. September 1, 2016

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • Wilt thou yet confess?
    Hi everyone! I’m reposting an old History Hoydens post today, about Regency ghosts. When I wrote it, I was working on a book with a ghost character. The book is now under my bed, but who knows what the future … Continue reading

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Originally posted 2016-09-01 06:25:27.

Austen’s World Wrap Up. August 25, 2016

Looks What’s Brewing in the Regency

  • Research as Routine
    I  say all the time that I’m a pantser, not a plotter, but I’ve come to realize that’s only partially true. I do plot, or at least I research towards plot. When I’m in the “thinking” phase of starting a … Continue reading
  • Read-A-Romance-Month
    Did you know that August is Read A Romance month? it’s a growing movement started by romance advocate Bobbi Dumas who reviews for NPR, the New York Times and Kirkus.  Click on this link for details on RARM:  http://www.readaromancemonth.com/about-read-a-romance-month-2/ This year I … Continue reading

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Originally posted 2016-08-25 06:23:13.