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Love and Marriage – Georgian Style

All Things Georgian

Samuel Johnson described a second marriage as a:

triumph of hope over experience

So what about a first marriage, how did you find a soul mate? Well, at the start of the Georgian era marriage, especially if you happened to be wealthy, was very much akin to an arranged marriage, with landed and gentry families arranging the marriage of their children to other wealthy families in order to build their empire and to keep the money in the family. Children were sometimes betrothed during their childhood and love took virtually no part in marriage. The situation was very different for working class people who were free to marry for love. Things began to change as a result of couples running away to Gretna Green and the like who wanted to marry for love, and by doing so they managed to cheat their parents out of such a financial union. The result…

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An Out-of-Body Experience with Laura Hile: A Just Jane 1813 Interview

I’d like to welcome Laura Hile to Just Jane 1813. Laura is the author of the “Mercy’s Embrace” Series based on Jane Austen’s “Persuasion. On Friday the 13th, in an act…

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Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s “Visionary”

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Prince_Albert_-_Partridge_1840 via Wikipedia

To really understand Prince Albert’s role in British history, one must know more of his early life. Albert Francis Charles Augustus Emmanuel of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha was born on 26 August 1819 at Schloss Rosenau, in Bavaria, the younger son of the duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Albert’s roots were planted in a small European duchy, which held little influence in the great scheme of international politics until Prince Leopold married George IV’s only child, Princess Charlotte of Wales. Later, Leopold’s sister Victorie married another of George III’s sons, the Duke of Kent. Saxe-Coburg-Gotha’s “insignificance” added to Albert’s growing vision of a relationship between those who govern and those who are governed. 

When Albert was four, his mother, Duchess Louise, chose to no longer tolerate her husband’s infidelity. She sought solace in the arms of a young officer in Coburg’s army. Duchess Louise abandoned Albert and his older brother Ernest. When he was…

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Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt – a Campaign of Dissimulation and Distortion

I think it’s time to poke my head over the parapet. First, apologies if this comes across as a little rambling. It is a work in progress, as you will see. First of all, I love Europe. I love France…

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Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt – a Campaign of Dissimulation and Distortion

I think it’s time to poke my head over the parapet. First, apologies if this comes across as a little rambling. It is a work in progress, as you will see. First of all, I love Europe. I love France…

Source: Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt – a Campaign of Dissimulation and Distortion

A weaver’s stories of Saltaire and Lyon, and a gallery of photos

Benefit of Writing Contests and Book Awards

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How to Get More Readers from an Award
Publicity around a book award will boost your book sales. Contests are a great way to hone your craft and show the world how much better you are than other writers.  Winning a book award for your self-published fiction or nonfiction book is a great way to gain recognition and approval.  You will not only see an increase in your book sales – if you market it well.  You can add the award sticker to your cover and mention the achievement on your back cover, in your books’ description, and in all your marketing and promotions – online or offline.  Most awards call for entries every year, so if the competition is closed for this year, mark your calendar for next years’ contest call.

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Here are a few of the most popular book contests:

http://www.narrativemagazine.com/node/249923

http://www.independentpublisher.com/ipland/ipawards.php (IPPY awards)

http://www.usabooknews.com/2014usabestbookawards.html

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Life Cycle Of A Writer: When It All Happens At Once

The writing life is full of waiting and I’ve discovered in more recent months that when it does happen, it all happens at once! Following a successful book launch for Waiting for You, I then …

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My top 10 regency style P&P variations

My top 10 list: 1. A Will of Iron – Linda Beutler 2. Mr Darcy to the Rescue – Victoria Kincaid 3. The Unthinkable Triangle – Joana Starnes 4. Yours forevermore, Darcy – Kara…

Source: My top 10 regency style P&P variations

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