Category Archives: Jane Austen

Meet Cora and Poindexter

Have you ever wondered how your life would have been altered if at point A you had turned left instead of right? Would you have been happier or not? If you had a chance for a world-class “do over,” would … Continue reading

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Austen’s Autumn

Yesterday, when I went out for my morning constitutional, I had multicolored maple leaves crunching underfoot and the occasional spider web hitting me in the face.  I also took a plastic bag along with me, into which I hoped to … Continue reading

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Credit Where Credit is Due

This month marks the 5-year anniversary of the publications of The Darcys of Pemberley! My baby (my very first novel) is five years old now, and I’m so proud of how well it has done out there in the big, wide … Continue reading

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Lady Susan: the Most Unlikely Heroine

I promised you something about the newest Jane Austen adaptation: Love and Friendship, based on one of her lesser works known as Lady Susan. But first I have to brag a little about the progress I’ve been making on my … Continue reading

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Bad Acting

No, this is not another movie review (although I will be writing something about Love and Friendship next time). Think more Mansfield Park. This past Saturday, June 25th, I presented a program on Jane Austen at my local library: “Twenty-first … Continue reading

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Them are Stumbling Words

English is not a static language. It’s constantly changing, whether we like it or not. Twenty years ago, “mouse” meant a rodent we hoped never to find in our houses. Now, it’s a friendly little gizmo we’ve grown quite attached … Continue reading

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A Gentleman’s Profession

Every Jane Austen novel reminds us of the severe limitations society placed on females of genteel birth in her era. About their only honorable option was to become some gentleman’s wife. Although the men had a far better lot in … Continue reading

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