Pride and Prejudice is 200 Years Old

Today, in 1813, Thomas Egerton published a book by the Author of Sense and Sensibility. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen remains a classic 200 years later.Jane began the classic tale of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy in 1796, finished it in 1797. At the time, the book was called First Impressions. It did not interest … Continue reading Pride and Prejudice is 200 Years Old

The Cast of Downton Abbey wins Best Drama Ensemble

The cast of Downton Abbey won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble in a Drama. The whole cast gets the award, which is pretty amazing when one considers that the competition were the casts of Mad Men, Homeland, Breaking Bad, and Boardwalk Empire.Phyllis Logan (Mrs. Hughes), Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary), Allen Leech (Branson), … Continue reading The Cast of Downton Abbey wins Best Drama Ensemble

Barbados

Now that we here in the Northeast are officially in the Dead of Winter, some of us are probably thinking of warmer climes as a mental escape.I've been reading about Barbados for my story. Originally, I had Barbados simply as backstory for my characters and did not research the island at all. But upon revision, … Continue reading Barbados