Walking Jane Austen’s London by Louise Allen

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Walking Jane Austen’s London contains eight new walks to appeal to Jane Austen enthusiasts, history buffs and anyone who enjoys exploring London. It is lavishly illustrated in colour with detailed maps, original prints of the period and photographs.

Walking Jane Austen’s London by Louise Allen

Louise Allen is one of my favourite authors, and – in addition to writing excellent Regency-era stories, she produces some non-fiction guidebooks to the London of two hundred years ago.

I’ve owned Walking Jane Austen’s London for a while now, but recently revisited it for an upcoming short trip to the city.

Having lived on Fleet Street (in the City with a capital *C*), in nearby Holborn on the edge of the West End, and in Notting Hill, I find Allen’s guide very useful, as the old rich, Mayfair part of London is probably the bit of town I’m the least familiar with.

This guide points out heaps of little historical details about the streets and buildings you’d otherwise never know, as well as tying it all in to Austen’s books.

Allen has another guide worth a look: Walks Through Regency London.

Walking Jane Austen’s London is interesting if you plan on being in London soon, or if you’re just a fan of historical fiction.

The Week: 14th – 20th November

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Friday evening in Canberra.

Summer is definitely here now! Such a hot, sunny week. We’ve had to start putting water all around the garden for the animals in the area.

Even though I’m refusing to decorate for Christmas until the first of December (as Ukrainians keep celebrating until mid-January), I have basically finished everything else that needs doing (shopping!) for our two Christmases.

I hope everyone in New Zealand is okay after the earthquake. I was in Christchurch just before the quake a few years ago. It was so sad.

New cover for Joanna Shupe

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My review of Fall (Rock Solid #2) by Karina Bliss

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My review of Reunited at Christmas (Alaskan Grooms #4) by Belle Calhoune

Reunited at Christmas (Alaskan Grooms #4) by Belle Calhoune

My review of The Danger of Desire (Sinful Suitors #3) by Sabrina Jeffries

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On this day: the premiere of Little Women

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On this day: the premiere of Little Women

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The 1933 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic book Little Women premiered at Radio City Music Hall in New York on the 16th of November. Starring Katharine Hepburn as Jo, Frances Dee as Meg, Jean Parker as Beth, and Joan Bennett as Amy, all of the girls’ characters were played by women significantly older. Spring Byington played Marmee.

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In its initial run, the film broke attendance records, and it went on to be nominated for a number of Academy Awards. Husband-and-wife scriptwriting team Victor Heerman and Sarah Y. Mason won for their screenplay.