Further holiday merriment: a bookish wreath! I wonder what book this clever crafter utilized . . . ?
More crafty holiday DIY inspiration here at Modern Mrs. Darcy.
Yes, yes, I know the figures aren’t grounded in the same plane, but whatever. I love this collage! I’m writing Regency-era historicals and dwelling, as it were, in the Land of Neckcloths. So it’s kind of like a vision board.
More about the Jane Austen Centre here.
I’m a day late, but yesterday was the birthday of Caroline Ingalls — Ma in the Little House series. A towering, indelible figure of my childhood reading: stern but loving, a little mysterious, hardworking, and almost supernaturally resourceful.
More about “Ma” here: “Mother, A Magic Word.”
Your moment of Zen.
A scene in You May Kiss the Bride that was very fun to write has my heroine, Livia, going to the Upper Assembly Rooms in Bath, where she meets a mysterious — but very affable — stranger. (More about that another time.) I wanted to get a strong sense of what the setting would be like and was glad to find a wealth of information about it. I particularly liked a post on the Jane Austen’s World blog, which included the photograph below. It really sparked my imagination; I loved imagining my characters here.
You can read the post here.
For those of us short on time.
This photo seems implausible. How could you get five cats to pose this way? (Which is why I included the tag “wow.”) But isn’t it wonderful?
This is a kind of manifesto, isn’t it — for writers and readers of romance?