The Port Of Bristol In The 18th Century

The Port Of Bristol In The 18th Century

For my novel ‘Easter At Netherfield’, published in January, I had to do quite a lot of research into the history of the Port of Bristol which was immensely interesting. I consulted many sites on the subject of Bristol and routes to Bristol whither Mary Bennet absconds...
Eighteenth Century Inns

Eighteenth Century Inns

Hello and happy January. Whenever I write about characters travelling from place to place, I often end up doing a good deal of research into the inns which characters might have visited and stayed at and if possible compare the appearance in the eighteenth century...
Eighteenth Century Paper Making

Eighteenth Century Paper Making

Hello and Happy Christmas. It’s Boxing Day which, as all Jane Austen fans will know, did not exist in her day being a Victorian invention. Instead, in Georgian times, servants would traditionally be given the day off to either rest or travel to visit their families....
The Origin of the Word ‘Dollar’ and the $ Sign

The Origin of the Word ‘Dollar’ and the $ Sign

I discovered the following just to be able to write that a character in my Pride & Prejudice sequel, ‘Easter At Netherfield: Darcy’s Dice With Fate’ set in 1799, thought that another character had lately been elsewhere than in England because that other had...
Attractions of Eighteenth Century Cambridge

Attractions of Eighteenth Century Cambridge

In Easter At Netherfield, the second Pride & Prejudice sequel in my Elizabeth Bennet series, Elizabeth wishes to accompany Colonel Fitzwilliam and her friend Harriet Layham to Cambridge. The Colonel and Harriet wish to speak to Harriet’s parents who are staying at...
Eighteenth Century Veterinary Care

Eighteenth Century Veterinary Care

My Pride & Prejudice sequel, ‘Menace At Pemberley’ set in 1798/1799, includes incidents of dog-poisoning and I wanted to find out what means of diagnosis and, if relevant, treatment would have been available. My husband was convinced that someone of Darcy’s...