A blog for lovers of historical and Regency romance, written by a group of authors, namely Louise Allen, Jo Beverley, Lynne Connolly, Nicola Cornick, Christina Courtenay, Amanda Grange, Elizabeth Hawksley, Anne Herries, Jane Jackson, Jan Jones, Melinda Hammond, Joanna Maitland, Fenella Jane Miller and Jane Odiwe. Find out what's happening in the UK world of historical romance. Find out about hardbacks, paperbacks, large print, audio books and ebooks. Enjoy!
I’ve just finished reading this, the third book in HarperCollins’ The Austen Project, a 21st century re-writing of Jane Austen’s novels. I thoroughly enjoyed it, as much for Val McDermid’s skill in giving the story a completely credible 21st century makeover, as for the unputdownable book she came up with. I shall not reveal the neat twist at the end - though I suspect that many of you will already have read the book.
2014 was an excellent year for new writing - for the first time in three years I was back to my original output of 4/5 books a year. I continued to sell all my books for Large Print and this means they will eventually appear in the library. However my writing career took off when Amazon introduced KU - and I was a Star Author for two months running. I also got a two page spread in the local paper and the photo was flattering -although the one of my cat was even better. Christmas at Hartford Hall was No 1 on the Regency list for three weeks. The year is ending more on a whimper than a bang - but then - who has time to read in December?
How quickly a year flies by!
I haven't managed to get into the blog for a long time unfortunately, but I wanted to say what a lovely job you are all doing here. The photos this Christmas are beautiful and the articles are varied and interesting.
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Today is Jane Austen's birthday. She was born on December 16th 1775 and would be 239 if she were still alive. We're sharing our thoughts about the immortal Jane in honour of that birthday and I'm going to start the ball rolling.
Thanks to Amazon, our own knowledge and help from everyone who left comments in our last post about Christmas stories featuring Jane Austen's characters, here is an updated list (including two winter stories which might include Christmas). Again, if you can think of any we've missed, please let us know in the comments. Follow the links to find details on Amazon.
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