The Perils of Sensibility

Fifth in the series We Want More Austen! about the less-known works of Jane Austen. Jane Austen’s earliest passion was for satire. By the age of eleven she was already fixing the absurd conventions of sentimental novels with her critical … Read More

Talking about A Will of Iron

Have you read A Will of Iron Yet? Those who have are enjoying this macabre farce immensely. Here’s what people are saying about it: Bravo to Linda Beutler on writing a humorous and murderous Pride and Prejudice variation that was … Read More

Deceit! Perfidy! Intrigue!

No. 3 in the series We Want More Austen!: Lady Susan Imagine a Jane Austen heroine who is not a young virgin, but rather a recent widow in her thirties, in the midst of an affair with a married man. … Read More

Pretty little purses

The finely-fitted out modern women has a few things in her hobo. Trouble is, the 19th century woman’s hobo was pretty tiny. Thank goodness a full set of cosmetics, hair gear, phone, tablet, photo album, and dishwasher were not necessary … Read More

I never minded about the little things…

Slippers similar to ballet flats; several layers of underwear to enhance her bosom and disguise that she had legs; a gown appropriate for the time of day; stylish curls and a fancy but tidy up-do; a turban, bonnet, or hat, … Read More

Shiny Things Expose My Inner Crow

I was second last in the gift draw. I took the brown paper bag, reached my hand in, and felt around. Unable to discern by touch what the small items were, I grasped one at random. When I extracted my … Read More

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