Having turned right into Clifford Street there is a rather elegant red-brick 18th century house of the type that the Middleton family in Sense and Sensibility might have lived in. You could almost imagine them stepping out through the doorway, with its Ionic columns, into the bustling Mayfair street intent on some frivolous outing. We then… Read more »
Having turned right into Old Bond Street one had just a tiny glimpse of the type of houses that Willoughby lodged in in ‘Sense and Sensibility’ where he wrote his selfish and heartless letter to Marianne. Although the sound of cars and taxis has replaced that of horses and carts it does still have at… Read more »
Hidden History – Glimpses of Jane Austen’s Regency London The Detour The Regency Period and those who write about it both in non-fiction and fiction have provided me and others like me with a pathway to escape from the day to day chores, the supermarket jingles and in my case Dartmoor’s dark wintery days…. Read more »
Historical Fiction provides the writer with the opportunity to carry messages from the past into our lives today. It is a legacy,a way of remembering, but also a warning about what might have happened and what could happen today.