Dressing a Regency Gentleman

This is shocking! This post was meant to be a follow-up to my Dressing a Regency Woman post and I completely forgot to post it – that was 2 years ago! SHOCKING. Worse than that, I updated it (sorting out those pesky typos – I hope) and then something went wrong and I lost theContinue reading “Dressing a Regency Gentleman”

Dressing a Regency Woman

This blog post aims to give you a brief outline of how a Regency woman would be dressed. The thing is, so many authors assume their readers know what a spencer jacket is, what a shift is, what stays are, and if you don’t you feel rather silly asking! I myself will admit, for theContinue reading “Dressing a Regency Woman”

Rosanne E. Lortz writes on ‘Switching Time Periods: Some Considerations for HF Authors’

L. P. Hartley wrote: “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.” This, as every historical novelist will tell you, is true. But perhaps it is an oversimplification. Perhaps the past is not just one foreign country, but several. Is the process for writing historical fiction the same regardless of the eraContinue reading “Rosanne E. Lortz writes on ‘Switching Time Periods: Some Considerations for HF Authors’”

Emerging from Editing for an Excerpt – Miss Rotherham

As the title says, I’m emerging from editing to put up an excerpt. I’ve been spending some time editing Miss Rotherham, and I’m enjoying getting to know all the characters again. The thing I’d forgotten is that editing is actually bally hard work! I have also been remembering recently that I promised a series onContinue reading “Emerging from Editing for an Excerpt – Miss Rotherham”

Why is Regency fashion so seductive?

During my studies at university I’ve been looking at the eighteenth century and various themes associated with it, and when I came back to looking at the Regency in my own time, I found myself viewing the fashions of that period very differently to before. You see, having some of the political, social and economicContinue reading “Why is Regency fashion so seductive?”

Attending a Regency Ball by Maria Grace

“The characteristic of an English country dance is that of gay simplicity. The steps should be few and easy, and the corresponding motion of the arms and body unaffected, modest, and graceful.” – The Mirror of Graces, 1811 Above is an example of the Quadrille In a society governed by strict rules regulating the interactionContinue reading “Attending a Regency Ball by Maria Grace”

Reviews of The Widow’s Redeemer

Halloo All, Before I get back to normal blogging I thought I’d show you the reviews my publisher has collected on The Widow’s Redeemer to show you how it’s gone down so far: Madison Street Publishing – The book has been well received by reviewers. In a pre-publication review, InD’Tale Magazine applauded it as a story “filled withContinue reading “Reviews of The Widow’s Redeemer”

A Regency Hero’s Best Friend – Major Deveril

‘What a Jolly, good old fellow!’ Now, where would we all be without a best friend at our side to laugh with and, when we’re being rather silly, to cuff us around the ear? You have already met The Widow’s Redeemer hero, Viscount Beauford, and today, I’d like to introduce you to his best-mate. Now,Continue reading “A Regency Hero’s Best Friend – Major Deveril”

A Regency Heroine: Letty Burton

 ‘Determined, strong, good; a woman of indomitable spirit.’ Yep. That’s me. What a great description. Wait, wait, wait; woah, woah woah! I think…I THINK I may have gotten that wrong. Yes, in fact, I’m sure. You see, when I write (which is whenever I get the chance), I tend to write my heroines as theContinue reading “A Regency Heroine: Letty Burton”

A Regency Hero: Viscount Beauford

            ‘It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a lady of the 21st Century loves a Regency gentleman.’ Wait, do I have that wrong? That was what Austen said wasn’t it? Or something along those lines? Anyway, whether or whether not the eminent Jane Austen did say that, I can atContinue reading “A Regency Hero: Viscount Beauford”