Because – LOOK at it! I’ve said before that Christian fiction has some of the best book covers, and here is a perfect example. These covers capture the historical setting much better than mainstream fiction usually does.
While we are freezing in Italy, this is happening in the areas around home, Canberra, and Queanbeyan, where I have many family connections. I hope no more homes are lost, and no more people are injured.
I have seen exactly ten minutes of one episode of the television adaptation of this series, but now find myself the unexpected owner of a bunch of Miss Fisher books.
Set in Melbourne, Australia in the 1920s, the show turned out to do fairly well overseas, which surprised me a bit (in the parts I’ve seen, there are some VERY heavy Australian accents in there!). However, the costumes look gorgeous:
Has anybody read these? I have no idea when I’ll find time to, but I figure I’d better at least try one!
Of all the places to accidentally end up on Valentine’s Day! I am staying steps from Juliet’s alleged house in Verona on the supposed most romantic day of the year, on a three-night short trip from Venice.
This is the view from our first stop for evening drinks. That is the old Roman arena that still hosts shows in warmer months.
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.
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.
Completely by accident, I am going to be in Verona for Valentine’s Day. I’m not sure if that’s good or bad!