#MyPemberley – Lyme Park

Although built in the 1300s, the house passed into the Darcy family in the 17th Century when James William Darcy married Cassandra Anne Chawton, the only relation of the original owners to survive a tragic illness. One of Elizabeth’s favorite … Read More

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

By Anngela Schroeder Society has misinterpreted the intelligence of young girls.  It believes that Disney Princesses and their ‘love stories’ were detrimental to our development as independent, strong women because of the focus on them being “saved” by the princes.  … Read More

What inspired the meteoric rise in Austen-Inspired Novels?

The latest JAFF fuss is about some kind of “bubble” and suggestions that soon, the meteoric trend of JAFF sales will reverse itself. The belief is that the 200th anniversaries and the adaptations drive the market. I disagree. The oldest … Read More

A road trip to Madame Gilflurt’s blog: My guest post on sneaky Regency hands.

I clicked the wrong link. There was a Jane Austen ball being held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada during the early days of posting the Thrift Shop Regency Costume Experiment, and I wanted to message the organizer. But I accidentally clicked … Read More

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a review (two stars)

It is only right to begin with a few disclaimers. First, I—and  members of the Southwest Washington–Northwest Oregon regional chapter of JASNA—was invited to a free screening of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”, tonight (1-13-2016). Second, I have not read … Read More

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