Break out the trumpets...we have an announcement. Mr Bennet and Mr Brownlow are off on tour to celebrate the paperback launch of Cake and Courtship. We shall be visiting several wonderful book blogs from February 28 to March 9. Join us for author … [Read more...] about Mr Bennet ON TOUR Feb/Mar 2018
Not sure if it needs a whole blog post to say it, but Cake and Courtship is now also available in paperback. This is what it looks like (sherry, cake and orchid not included): I'll be taking the book and Mr Bennet out on a tour of the book … [Read more...] about Ooohhh…paper!
Imagine Mr Bennet, comfortable at Longbourn surrounded by his books. And the door firmly shut against interruptions. Now imagine him advising a young man on how best to court a lady. You can't? Neither can Mr Bennet. But then the son of an old … [Read more...] about Introducing “Cake and Courtship”
It's a question I get asked a lot. Which is odd, because it's not as if Ms Austen is undiscovered or underrated. Nobody ever thinks to ask why I like novels by Terry Pratchett or Mark Lawrence. Or football. Or twiglets. Or even Poldark. … [Read more...] about Why do you like Jane Austen?
I like Pride and Prejudice's Mr Bennet. He enjoys a bit of humor with a dark pinch of cynicism thrown in. But this humor can be brutal, almost unpleasantly so. For example, he says this to Elizabeth after Bingley has left for London and, … [Read more...] about Why Mr Bennet, why?