A few years ago, a friend posted a little haiku on her Facebook page on May 1, and called it her Mayku. When I asked, she said a friend had started writing a haiku each day of May, and hoped it would catch on. My friend never did it again, but I was hooked. What … Continue reading Austen-ku
Category: Always Austen
Always Austen – Lawyers, Barristers, and Attorneys, Oh My!
In Pride and Prejudice, one of Darcy’s and the Bingley sisters’ big concerns with the Bennet family is the terribly middle-class status of Mrs Bennet’s family. Her brother is a merchant, living in Cheapside. The horror. Her father was a country attorney, and her sister married his clerk. These are deemed to be most inappropriate connections, … Continue reading Always Austen – Lawyers, Barristers, and Attorneys, Oh My!
One of the things I love about researching for my stories is finding those little details, those glimpses into everyday life, that don't always make it into the big history books. Things like... what to have for breakfast! I knew that Chelsea buns had a long and delicious history in London, and so I decided … Continue reading Chelsea Buns