Sometimes all it takes is a few pages to tell a story. And so it is with A Third Proposal, a vignette from the life of Mr Bennet as he returns to Meryton from a trip to London. All is not well at Longbourn and Netherfield. But who's to blame? And … [Read more...] about Introducing “A Third Proposal”
I became aware of Christina Boyd through the Austenesque anthologies penned by The Quill Collective. Christina is the driving force and editor behind the books, which have enjoyed remarkable success, not least due to their strong author lineup, bold … [Read more...] about “Austen wrote of strong women who were ahead of their day”
A large fortune is no protection from Regency spam. Fortunately, Mr Darcy has the very best email security installed at Pemberley: … [Read more...] about Mr Darcy’s spam folder
With thanks to my sons Michael and Patrick for water management and camera operation. And to Mrs B for keeping her laughter under control. Visit Chawton House Library to learn about this important literary treasure. Donate to its "Jane … [Read more...] about The Darcy Proposal #TheDarcyLook
Poor fellow. His beliefs shaken to the core by the harsh rejection of the woman he loves. At least Lady Catherine doesn't have a smartphone. If she did, she would be a proficient email user. … [Read more...] about Mr Darcy: the inbox
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?