Spend a Year with Jane Austen

I have two new Kindle options: 1. A Year with Jane Austen: Modern Austen Short Stories Celebrate the holidays and special seasons of the year with a visit to all six of Jane Austen’s major novels. This is a collection of all my modern Austen short stories originally found in Holidays with Jane. Includes “Infatuation […]

The Real Mr. Darcy Found?

Dr Susan Law believes the fictional aristocrat was based on the first Earl of Morley, John Parker, who was married to a friend of Austen and said to be “intense”. She now claims to have built a “convincing argument” for pinning down the real Fitzwilliam Darcy, admitting she cannot be “100 per cent” sure…. Other […]

On Mr. Darcy’s Pond Scene

I am about to say something controversial. Wait for iiiiiit! I dislike this scene intensely. The 1995 production of P&P was pretty faithful to Austen’s manuscript, with this glaring exception. I’m not contending that it was historically inaccurate for a gentleman to take a dip in the pond. It was historically appropriate. I object to […]