Anne Mallory: Viscounts, Earls and Dukes…Oh My!

Earl Cover

Never one to read an author in half measures, I seized upon the Anne Mallory section of my favorite independent local used bookseller. The first I read was Masquerading the Marquess, about a caricaturist named Calliope who dons a daring disguse to target the deliciously easy target of the Marquess of Angelford.  Mystery force the unlikely pair together, blending suspense and romance together. The next … Expand

Regency Science and Invention

One of the things I most loved about living in London is the constant interaction with history.  Plaques placed on buildings proclaim famous persons domiciles, and places where things were invented. In honor of this, I have started a new category for lovers of Regency to highlight science and invention during the Georgian, Regency, and Victorian eras.  Here is this week’s batch: *In 1810 British … Expand

Regency Hot Spots: Brighton

Who could forget the importance of Brighton in Pride and Prejudice? If Jane Austen was a contemp. Brit gal, most likely writing about Uni, Ibiza or a Greek island would probably be the modern day equivalent.  Some place warm folks could travel to on holiday and  soak up the sun and spray.  And do a little partying. Founded as a Saxon village, Brighton was prominently … Expand

Regency Dish: Trifle

Remember that Friends episode when Rachel made that awful layered dessert with meat in it?  That was trifle.  Well, sort of. Here is a link to a traditional trifle recipe by Delia Smith. And from What’s Cooking America, here is a lovely history of the Trifle: (link: http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/Cakes/Trifle.htm) Trifle (TRI-fuhl) – The word “trifle” comes from the old French term “trufle,” and literally means something … Expand