There’s an old saying that “every picture tells a story.” I think some paintings are better at storytelling than others, because they spark more questions in my mind than answers. Here’s an example of such a painting: The piece is … Continue reading
Category Archives: Regency Manners and Customs
A Regency Christmas Tree for You
There’s a long-held tenet in the romance community that people of the Regency Era didn’t have Christmas trees as part of their Christmas celebrations. That’s correct. In general. But the truth is that long before Queen Victoria and Prince Albert … Continue reading
A Nod and a Smile
Ever wish some Regency rules of etiquette still applied today? Me, too!
Please join me on the Austen Authors blog to talk about manners and rude people (in the nicest way possible, of course). 🙂
A Jigsaw Puzzle for You!
It’s National Puzzle Day. If you’re like me and enjoy solving puzzles of all kinds, here’s one of the jigsaw variety. This puzzle will reveal a scene that might be in the beginning chapter of a Regency or Austen-inspired romance. … Continue reading
On This Date . . .
In England October 18 is St. Luke’s Day, a day to commemorate Luke, the patron saint of artists, physicians, bachelors, surgeons, students and butchers. October 18 is also Whip Dog Day, an old ritual in which local boys ganged together … Continue reading
Bike to Work, Regency Style
Today is Bike to Work Day in Colorado. In honor of the day, I’m re-reading Frederica by Georgette Heyer. Why re-read Frederica? Reason Number One: It’s a darn good book. I love to read stories in which one or more of … Continue reading
Captain Robert Grose published his Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue in 1798, and Regency-era aficionados have been using it to bring life and a little sass to their stories and articles ever since. The next time you settle down for … Continue reading
Acting Up in Regency England
When it comes to traditional Regency romances, there are some plots elements that are popular staples of the genre. There’s the elopement to Gretna Green plot. Or the plot about the rich relative’s will that dictates a man and woman must … Continue reading
When a Prince Turns 21
I have a friend whose daughter will turn 21 in about a month. They’re busily planning multiple parties: one for said daughter and her friends, and a second party for the family to celebrate the event together. With all the … Continue reading
The London Coffee House
I’d like to share with you one of my favorite blogs: Spitalfields Life. The author posts info about living in Spitalfields in the heart of London; but what makes this blog special is the way the author mixes the history … Continue reading