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Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1d ago

Enjoyable Reads: Journal of a Georgian Gentleman

This won’t be a book review, per se, but a “CROW” about a book I recently enjoyed reading. (I’ll hope to ADD to this “Enjoyable Reads” category in the future.) I bought The Journal of a Geor...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 3d ago

eBay: Gertrude Savile diaries

Vicky alerted about the Kingsbridge (Devon) Oxfam‘s eBay auction of a copy of Secret Comment: The Diaries of Gertrude Savile, 1721-1757. (NB: see eBay ad for pictures of actual copy up for s...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1W ago

An Extraordinary Ordinary Woman

More than a decade ago I worked on a typescript of a diary; this now has been turned into a book by the Saint Michael’s College (History Department) professor I used to work with, Dr. Susan ...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1W ago

The Real Persuasion

Spent a little time in the local Barnes & Noble yesterday. Found two books that were of GREAT interest due to their topics (both were biographies of British women); but both became “maybe I’...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 3W ago

End of an era

Ten years ago I began on the journey, looking into the lives of Two Teens in the Time of Austen. An early blog post or two will explain for those interested in the seeds of this flowering an...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 4W ago

Miss Clephane’s “Miss Stanhope”

Letters at Castle Ashby, according to the book The History of the Comptons of Compton Wynyates, put a certain “Miss Stanhope” at the eye of the storm during the lengthy courtship of Emma’s c...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1M ago

Visit a Portrait: William Ellis Gosling

Decommissioned from one museum and long “for sale” at a dealer, the portrait of William Ellis Gosling by Sir William Beechey is a star at the El Paso Museum of Art. Now viewers from far and ...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1M ago

Future Plans

Same sitting, different poseIt seems like ages since I wrote about my own research – though that is NOT to mean I’ve been idle. Indeed I’ve been “beavering away”! A GREAT influx of letters (...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 2M ago

International Women’s Day (March 8)

Readers of Two Teens will see a familiar face when they check out Wikipedia’s homepage today, during International Women’s Day, Norfolk diarist Mary Hardy: Mary Hardy is well-represented in ...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 2M ago

FREE Book: Profiles of the Past

The University of Brighton has available online its publication, Profiles of the Past: Silhouette, Fashion and Image, 1760-1960. It features Annebella Pollen: Peering into the Shadows: Resea...