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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!
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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.
Princess Charlotte (1796-1817), only child of George, Prince of Wales (later Prince Regent) and Caroline of Brunswick, had a short but tempestuous life. The day after she was born, her father removed her to an establishment of her own supervised by the dowager countess of Elgin. Charlotte saw her parents – separately - once a week and occasionally visited her grandparents, King George III and Queen Charlotte, at Windsor Castle or Weymouth.
Claremont House is now a private girls' school but Claremont Landscape Garden is owned by the National Trust and well worth a visit. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/claremont
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