Tag Archives: Catherine Morland

When a Rose is More Than Just a Rose

A friend of mine recently suggested that I should do a post on the language of flowers. It’s something I knew virtually nothing about, but, since I happen to love flowers of all kinds, the idea intrigued me. Plus, I figured it would give … Continue reading

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More Mind Games

  A few months ago, in a post titled Playing Mind Games, I challenged your brain to read a scrambled Jane Austen quote. I designed it following the guidelines of a Cambridge study, which determined that most people could still read … Continue reading

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Pemberley, the Picturesque

I’m something of an artist, and although writing consumes most of my creative energy, I still pick up a paintbrush from time to time.  So, now that it’s time to produce some cover art for The Darcys of Pemberley, I’m going … Continue reading

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Call to Adventure

No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her born to be a heroine. Her situation in life, the character of her father and mother, her own person and disposition, were all equally against … Continue reading

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The Pump-room

> Every morning now brought its regular duties – shops were to be visited; some new part of the town to be looked at; and the Pump-room to be attended, where they paraded up and down for an hour, looking … Continue reading

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Truth in Irony

“A woman especially, if she have the misfortune to know anything, should conceal it as well as she can.” This well-known line is taken from Northanger Abbey, the narrator’s response to Catherine Morland’s admission that she knows little about what … Continue reading

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