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Archive for June, 2011

A Quick Note

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

So, I don’t normally google-stalkerishly track down every mention of my books on line (I’m not that author! I swear!) But I’ve just happened to bump into a couple of reviews of Georgiana that wished there were more of the story or that some of the threads left semi-hanging at the end were tied up […]

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Spencers, Pelisses, and Reticules: the Fashions of Jane Austen’s World

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

One quick note before I begin: for anyone wanting to know more about the subject of my last post–the experiences of the women who lived with and followed the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars–I can recommend Following the Drum, by Annabel Venning. The book isn’t exclusively about the Regency era, but it’s still an […]

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Following the Drum: Women in Wellington’s Army

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

One of my favorite aspects of writing historical fiction is the research. Learning the details of daily life in bygone eras, how men and women dressed, what they ate, how they traveled and what books they might have read. Most of all, though, I love reading through the primary sources–diaries, letters, cookbooks, contemporary accounts–and actually […]

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