Friday, October 28, 2016

Imagining Longbourn

What was Longbourn really like? A newer Georgian house, or an older Jacobean one?

That's the subject of my latest post over at Austen Authors.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Getting around Britain without driving

A train in the fog at Canterbury

 I am left-handed. As a result, I grew up watching righties doing things and being a little garbled in my orientation because of it: to this day, I sometimes have to make the "L" with my hand to remember what is left and what is right.

The relevance of this to today's post is that I have very little confidence in my ability to drive on the opposite side of the road. Even as a pedestrian in Britain I usually look all of the ways before I attempt to cross a street. Although I've been there many times, I've never driven there and have no intention of doing so. That leaves public transportation as my primary method of getting around, and it's actually one I've come to prefer.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Country House Libraries

In my latest post for Austen Authors, I'm taking a closer look at one room, the library, and what it might have been like at some of the houses in Pride and Prejudice.

Writing Elizabeth as a widow

There's one final Mistress blog post out today! I'm at Catherine Curzon's blog talking about writing Elizabeth as a widow.