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What is Michaelmas?

What is Michaelmas?"Netherfield Park is let at last! and the gentleman who is to take it, will take possession before

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Love and Marriage in Austen’s Novels

Love and Marriage in Austen’s Novels"I am not romantic, you know. I never was. I ask only a comfortable home;

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What is Pigeon Pie?

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The Burden of Artistic License

The Burden of Artistic License T his latest blog muses about writing sequels (and this applies to alternate endings and alternate

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Christmas in the Regency Era

Christmas in the Regency Era By the time of the late Georgian period, Christmas had become a popular celebration, although

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My Winter Reading Book Reviews

My Winter Reading Book ReviewsHello everyone, I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas time! I hope the holiday season brings you

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Bridgerton: Playing the Race Card Badly

How to Write a Novel - Tips for Beginners Have you always wanted to write a novel? Whether you want

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What would Jane Austen have ordered if she had Amazon?

What Would Jane Austen Have Ordered if She Had Amazon?A  few months back I revealed my winter reading list, and

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A Day in the Life of Jane Austen

A Day in the Life of Jane Austen I have always been fascinated by the details of Regency life, and

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Writing Regency; How Not to Plan your Novel

How to Write a Novel - Tips for Beginners Have you always wanted to write a novel? Whether you want

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What is Negus?

What is Negus? Feverish with hopes and fears, soup and negus…’ (Mansfield Park).I have long been fascinated by the types of

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Fans and Fanatics: Why we just can’t get enough Jane Austen Fan Fiction

Fans and Fanatics: Why we just can’t get enough Jane Austen Fan Fiction The world of Jane Austen-inspired ‘pop lit’

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Jane Austen Fan Fiction – Recommended Favourites List

Jane Austen Fan Fiction- Recommended Favourites List.There are few writers who can claim to having created a post-humous cult following,

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My Winter Reading List

My Winter Reading List...what's yours?It is the beginning of autumn here in Queensland Australia, and while we don’t get really

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James Fenimore Cooper’s Precaution – better than Austen’s Persuasion?

James Fenimore Cooper's Precaution - better than Austen's Persuasion? Since I have just spent a year writing the sequel to Jane

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What is ‘White Soup’?

What is "White Soup"? Hello regency romance and Jane Austen fans! I have been making a start on my next JAFF

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How to write a novel – tips for beginners

How to Write a Novel - Tips for Beginners Have you always wanted to write a novel? Whether you want

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