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Project Darcy Book Tour Giveaway Winners Announced!

Thank you to everyone who entered my blog tour competitions to win some jewellery and an embroidered bag - We have three winners - Congratulations!!!! The winners are: June Williams for the Georgian brooch Nicole Platania for the Victorian brooch Cassandra Grafton for the embroidered bag Could the winners please contact me here so I can learn how to get your prizes out to you! Thanks again-I hope you all enjoy your prizes!

Winner announced of Pride and Prejudice Movie Book!

Thank you to everyone who joined in last week's Giveaway to win a copy of Pride and Prejudice illustrated with photos from  the Greer Garson/Lawrence Olivier film and a pack of my Christmas cards. Congratulations!!! The winner is Janet T! Can you please contact me here to claim your prize - Congratulations!!!!! My blog tour for Project Darcy continues - if you missed the start of it, you can catch up here: Wednesday, October 30th   -  Wondrous Reads Sunday, November 3rd -  My Jane Austen Book Club Tuesday, November 5th -  Austenprose  -  OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH Wednesday, November 6th -  Indie Jane Thursday, November 7th -  More Agreeably Engaged Tuesday, November 12th  Calico Critic Wednesday, November 13th  Meditating Mummy Monday, November 18th  Austen Authors Monday, November 18th  The Book Rat Wednesday, November 20th  Austenesque Reviews It's not too late to enter the GIVEAWAY for two lovely brooches (closing date Monday, 18th November) - cl

Project Darcy Blog Tour and Vintage Bags!

I hope you're enjoying my blog tour as much as I am! Today, I'm a guest on Indie Jane , talking about grandfather clocks, time, and Project Darcy - I hope you'll join me. Tomorrow, you'll find me at More Agreeably Engaged  with Janet Taylor! STOP PRESS! I've just received a review from Kath Eastman -  here it is in full at her blog - Nut Press - here's a little of her review below - she's made my day! I pretty much read Project Darcy in one sitting. Even though I knew at least how Jane Austen's own story would end, I loved spending time with Jane Odiwe's imagining of her again in that period, as well as being anxious to see where the modern-day characters would be at the end of the book - and who with! This was a highly enjoyable read for me because it had a bit of everything: sumptuous period detail - I can imagine that Jane Odiwe had fun imagining the interiors of Ashe, both in Jane Austen's time and in its more contemporary setting; se

A Georgian Jewellery Treat on Project Darcy Launch Day!

I'm so excited that launch day is here - I'm having a party over at Austenprose  and there's a couple of giveaways so I hope you'll join me there! I love setting a scene in my novels, and I've mentioned before how much I enjoyed writing and thinking about the girls' bedrooms in Project Darcy. Jess's bedroom is a Regency haven with a French bed with buttoned silk upholstery -  On the walls was a collection of silhouettes of people from past times. The profiles of soldiers and debutantes looked across at one another from ebony frames ranged around the marble mantelpiece. It looked as if it had been designed with Jess in mind with its Regency furniture and vast portraits of ladies dressed in white muslin. Ellie   loves anything vintage (how funny, that's just like me : ) ) - and her bedroom has an exquisite deco dressing table -  A deco dressing table complete with a mirrored surface and a triptych looking glass was topped with a selection o

Project Darcy - Blog Tour!

It's my Official Book Launch of Project Darcy tomorrow, November 5th,  over at Laurel Ann Nattress's blog Austenprose  so please check back then to read an exclusive excerpt from Project Darcy , and to see what we have on offer in the way of prizes and treats . I do hope you'll join me tomorrow for my very special day ! As you all know, Project Darcy is a novel inspired by Jane Austen's wonderful book, Pride and Prejudice , and as this is a very special year, celebrating 200 years, I thought you might like to have a chance of owning a collector's copy! My first introduction to Jane Austen was through the film starring Greer Garson and Lawrence Olivier, many years ago, so I think it's very fitting that this little illustrated movie book should be my first prize. Pride and Prejudice It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.    However little known the feelings or views o

Winner of Monica Fairview's Steampunk Darcy Announced!

Congratulations, Lena I - you are the lucky winner of Steampunk Darcy! Please contact me here  to claim your prize! Thanks again to Monica Fairview for visiting me here at my blog!!!

Project Darcy Blog Tour!

Project Darcy I'm so excited to announce that next week sees the start of my blog tour and Book Launch for Project Darcy ! I hope you'll be able to join me here on my blog and also with all the wonderful bloggers who are generously hosting me. There will be giveaways and treats on my blog, as well as those blogs listed below, so please keep checking back - after all, it's 200 years of Pride and Prejudice , and I want to celebrate that, as well as my new book. Here's the list of lovely blogs I am visiting! Wednesday, October 30th   - Wondrous Reads Sunday, November 3rd - My Jane Austen Book Club Tuesday, November 5th - Austenprose - OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH Wednesday, November 6th -   Indie Jane Thursday, November 7th - More Agreeably Engaged Tuesday, November 12th Calico Critic Wednesday, November 13th Meditating Mummy Monday, November 18th Austen Authors Monday, November 18th The Book Rat Wednesday, November 20th Austenesque Reviews Jane A