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Thank you to everyone who entered last week's giveaways!

Here are the winners - Congratulations!!!!

Gabriella - A signed copy of Effusions of Fancy
Lauren Gulde - Illustrated Letters of Jane Austen
Nancy Kelley - Illustrated copy of Persuasion
Amy B - A copy of Mrs Hurst Dancing
Issy - A signed copy of Searching for Captain Wentworth

I'm taking a little blogging break for the holidays - I'll be back in the New Year.
Happy Christmas everyone!


Austen Soirée at My Jane Austen Book Club

Happy Birthday Jane Austen! Read below for one of my favourite JA excerpts, and for a chance to win some free books and a free download. Then hop over to the next blog on the list for more treats - see below for further details.

Thank you very much to Maria Grazia of My Jane Austen Book Club for hosting this splendid event!!! It's wonderful to be a part of the Austen Soirée at My Jane Austen Book Club.

This was an impossible task - to find a passage from all of Jane Austen's writing that could be described as my favourite. There are so many excerpts that I could pick - there truly isn't one that I love above all others, but the following is particularly dear to my heart.

It's from Persuasion - chapter 19. I love the way Jane Austen lets us into Anne's head and we experience what Anne sees, hears and feels when she sees Captain Wentworth again.

Mr. Elliot was attending his two cousins and Mrs. Clay. They were in Milsom Street. It began to rain, not much, but enough t…

All I want for Christmas Giveaway - Day 5

I have two gifts today to giveaway!
Here's the first for those lucky enough to own a Kindle:
SEARCHING FOR CAPTAIN WENTWORTH
Free on Kindle - December 16th - Jane Austen's Birthday!
This offer is only open for one day so to claim your free copy make sure you download it on the 16th


My second gift is a choice of any one of my books!
i.e Choose one copy of either Searching for Captain Wentworth, Mr Darcy's Secret, Willoughby's Return, Lydia Bennet's Story or Effusions of Fancy!

Let me know your preference in the comment box with a contact email. As before, the winners will be announced on Monday 17th December. Thank you for joining me this week with all your lovely comments!



All I want for Christmas Giveaway - Day 4

Today's Christmas gift is another book! 
My Dear Cassandra: The Illustrated Letters of Jane Austen - Jane Austen, Penelope Hughes-Hallett, Elizabeth DruryThis is also a second-hand book and one of my favourites!


If you'd like to win this copy, please leave your name and a contact email below. Open internationally - winner announced Monday, 17th December!Please come back tomorrow for another gift!

All I want for Christmas Giveaway - Day 3!

Today's present is an illustrated copy of Persuasion! This is another old book, published in 1950 it is illustrated throughout by Charles E Brock and is the very same book that features in Searching for Captain Wentworth. If you've read my book, you will know how excited Sophie is when she receives this as a gift. Sadly, this copy has lost its cover but, nevertheless, it is a lovely book with some stunning illustrations!
Happy Christmas!
If you'd like to win this copy, please leave your name and a contact email below. Open internationally - winner announced Monday, 17th December!Please come back tomorrow for another gift!

All I want for Christmas - Day 2 Giveaway!

Today's gift is a lovely book - Mrs Hurst Dancing and other scenes from Regency Life 1812-1823

This is an old book published in 1981 but it is beautiful with some stunning illustrations! There are seventy of them and they were painted by Diana Sperling between 1812 and 1823.


Di, as she was known in the family was born in 1791 and until she married lived with her parents, brothers and sister at Dynes Hall near Halstead in Essex.

 She loved to depict the daily events of the family - many are humorous and all are charming!
If you'd like to win this copy, please leave your name and a contact email below. Open internationally - winner announced Monday, 17th December!Please come back tomorrow for another gift!


All I want for Christmas - Giveaways!

Presenting: All I want for Christmas Giveaways!



I may not be able to supply any of the men above, but I am giving away Christmas goodies this week!



Today's present is a copy of Searching for Captain Wentworth - please leave your name and a contact email below to be in with a chance to win! Open Internationally - winner announced Monday 17th December! Please come back tomorrow for another gift.

Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas Advent!

Advent is here and the countdown to Christmas has begun! I have begun my shopping which is very easy to do when you're surrounded by all the lovely shops in Bath.

One of my favourite items at this time of year is an advent calendar and I'm not talking chocolate ones. My favourite kind is the old-fashioned, traditional sort with an alpine scene or nativity and lots of glitter. I love opening the doors and discovering a new picture inside every day. Here's a link to one of the best and here's another - I've always loved them since I was a child!
If you're fond of e-cards, Jacquie Lawson have a wonderful selection that you can send and have an advent calendar that you can download on your desktop.


If you're thinking of Christmas shopping I hope you'll consider some Jane Austen inspired books for Christmas - Searching for Captain Wentworth is on special offer all through December on Amazon and in paperback format too on all sites including the UK and US!

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