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Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1d ago

Jane Austen in California

I returned Monday morning from a week in California – including the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Jane Austen Society of North America. The theme was “Jane Austen in Paradise: Intimati...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 2W ago

American Duchess: Dressmaking!

Many of you will already be familiar with “American Duchess” for their “historical footwear” (I’m in love with their new “Regency” shoe, called Dashwood), or for the American Duchess blog on...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 3W ago

Alles Waltzer

With classical music sometimes hard to come by (or really boring stations playing the SAME s**t), I sometimes tune in to KDFC, in San Francisco. Graceful hosts; fine music; nice listening. F...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1M ago

New Matrimonial Ladder (c1853)

In search of images by artist Thomas Onwhyn (c1814-1886), also known as Samuel Weller (under which name he did “illegitimate” illustrations of works by Charles Dickens), I came across a wond...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1M ago

Marylebone: the Art of Painting

Watching a recent episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?,” featuring Charles Dance, there came an intriguing moment for _me_ when he chased after an ancestor who had a shop at No. 83 High Str...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1M ago

Boswell’s ‘my Miss Cunliffe’

James Boswell actually has a few connections to people in the Smith & Gosling families. I’ve already written about the GREGG family – my diarist Mary Gosling‘s Aunt Gregg (sister of Mary’s f...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1M ago

An Extraordinary Ordinary Woman (review)

James Boswell sums up in one sentence his idea of good biography: “I cannot conceive a more perfect mode of writing any man’s life than not only relating all the most important events of it ...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1M ago

Regency Explorer explores BOOKS!

Today, in looking for reviews of the book I’m currently reading (The Real Persuasion, by Peter James Bowman), I found the kind of post I’ve LONG longed for: All about new books! Specifically...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1M ago

Jane Austen-mania

I wish to draw to the attention of readers of Two Teens in the Time of Austen an article in the LITERARY REVIEW for July 2017, by Lucy Lethbridge, entitled AUSTENMANIA. Lucy is discussing an...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1M ago

The Matrimonial Ladder (1825)

Catherine Kullmann has posted the most delightful “graphic novel” – from the year 1825. With pages headed by words like Admiration, Flirtation, Approbation, and Declaration (above), the read...