Regency Advertisements: Epistolary Elegance

This ad for letter paper appeared in the August 1807 edition of La Belle Assemblee.  “Elegance with Economy” especially for Ladies and The Fashionable World!

Regency Reader: Help Another Reg Reader

I have been racking my brains, trying to come up with the title…but its crammed with so many books, I can’t so thought I would reach out to you, dearest Reg Readers to see if you can help a fellow reader out.  Please tweet your answers at me @Regency_Reader, leave a comment, or email me at romanceanne at yahoo dot com. Thank you!   Regency … Expand

Regency (H)not Spots: Aldersgate Street

    Aldersgate Street, in the City of London along the ancient London Wall, was named after the northern gate of the city. From the commercial guide of 1818, its clear to see it was a busy street full of a variety of merchants. It was also the home to several coaching inns for routes to the north. By no means a fashionable street, it … Expand

Regency Reader Questions: Dandy, Macaroni, Pink and Bond Street Beaux

Regency Reader Question Katherine MS What is the difference between a A dandy, macaroni, pink of the ton? Source of Question Research Additional comments Maybe Bond Street Beaux also? Thanks for the question Katherine!  I am sure you are not the only reader (or writer, for that matter) a bit confused about the different slang words for a fancy pants man. Macaroni fashion really started … Expand

Laurie Benson: The Unexpected Countess

-Dash it, Miss Forrester, what are you doing up here?- The Earl of Hartwick delights in scandalizing the ton with his behavior. But it’s his turn to be scandalized when, on an escapade, he bumps into Miss Sarah Forrester–in the rain, at night, on a rooftop! Sarah is hunting for a diamond, and the last thing she needs is the infuriating Hart distracting her. But … Expand

Regency Hot Spots: Argyll Rooms

“At the corner of Little Argyll Street formerly stood the Argyll Rooms. The establishment was founded under the auspices of Colonel Greville, a noted sportsman and “man about town” under the Regency, who purchased a large house and turned it into a place of entertainment, as a rival to the Pantheon. The fashionable world worshipped at Colonel Greville’s shrine, and its balls, masquerades, and amateur … Expand

Regency Reader Questions: The Price of Books

Regency Reader Question What was the price of a book in the regency period? Source of Question Research Additional comments I have been researching and have only been able to come up with that they were expensive, but no one has mentioned costs. Thanks for the excellent question, BritGirl! I have snipped a couple of ads from various years to show prices: These are from … Expand