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The Excessively Diverting Blog Award for Jane Austen Sequels Blog

I am extremely honoured to have been awarded an Excessively Diverting Blog award from Austenprose in collaboration with Jane Austen Today. Thank you very much, you made my day!

Taken from Laurel Ann's blog - The aim of the Excessively Diverting Blog Award is to acknowledge writing excellence in the spirit of Jane Austen’s genius in amusing and delighting readers with her irony, humor, wit, and talent for keen observation. Recipients will uphold the highest standards in the art of the sparkling banter, witty repartee, and gentle reprove. This award was created by the blogging team of Jane Austen Today to acknowledge superior writing over the Internet and promote Jane Austen’s brilliance.

Now it's my turn to nominate 7 very worthy blogs:

1. Jane Austen's World

Vic Place's blog is unsurpassed in excellence on research in Jane Austen's time and I can't tell you how many times I have referred to it, not only for interest but for info - this was a must!

2. Light, Bright and Sparkling

Diana Birchall's blog on her exploits past and present are always an entertaining and informative read. Diana is the author of the fabulous Mrs Elton books and Mrs Darcy's Dilemma.

3. Sue Wilkes

Sue is an author and creative writing tutor. Her blog is a fascinating mix of social history and literary biography which are her specialities. Janeites will know Sue's work from the Jane Austen Centre's Regency World Magazine. Look out soon for a wonderful book from Hale on Regency Cheshire.

4. Historical Romance UK

I nominate this on behalf of all the other authors I have had the pleasure to blog with, and for their excellent writing coupled with meticulous research and their sense of humour.

Jane Austen in Vermont

5. Deb Barnum and Kelly McDonald, Regional Coordinators for the Vermont Chapter write this blog and there is always something of interest, whether scholarly or fun.

6. Becoming Jane

Whilst I didn't buy completely into the film that inspired this blog, I always find thought provoking posts here, along with some very excellent research and study on the lives of Jane Austen and Tom Lefroy.

7. History Undressed Eliza Knight's historical blog - as she says - history can be fascinating, sexy, intriguing and altogether delicious. A super resource for all things historical!

Congratulations recipients. Please claim your award by copying the HTML code of the Excessively Diverting Blog Award badge, posting it on your blog, listing the name of the person who nominated you, and linking to their blog. Then nominate seven (7) other blogs that you feel meet or exceed the standards set forth. Nominees may place the Excessively Diverting badge in their side bar and enjoy the appreciation of their fellow blogger for recognition of their talent.