Jane Austen Regency Week, part 1

Susan Mason-Milks, Maria Grace and Abigail Reynolds with the town crier

Susan Mason-Milks, Maria Grace and Abigail Reynolds with the town crier

Though Jane Austen Regency Week 2015 has drawn to a close, I just couldn’t wait to share it all with you! It was a very special trip for so many reasons. I got to meet up with six of the other authors from Jane Austen variations, the largest group of us to meet face to face to date! There is something pretty special about seeing friends you only rarely see in person and in meeting for the first time internet friends who you have never actually met. That was one of high points of the trip for me. 

Regency fb profileOn top of that, my husband came with me in celebration of our 25th wedding anniversary. How much better can it be, visiting a Jane Austen festival with my own Mr. Darcy? 

 The festival, held in Alton, Hampshire, kicked off with Regency Day in town and a street fair.

Maria Grace, Abigail Reynolds, Monica Fairview, Leslie Diamond, Cassandra Grafton and Susan Mason-Milks

Maria Grace, Abigail Reynolds, Monica Fairview, Leslie Diamond, Cassandra Grafton and Susan Mason-Milks

 We had the best location for our book stall, the corner where all the demonstrations and performances were held! Local dancers, including the cutest little girls dancing around the Maypole, a fencing school, and the Dandy Chargers velocipede group delighted us all with their displays. P1040430 P1040433 P1040440 P1040451

The mayor of Alton even stopped by for a visit!P1040435

 

The Darcy Brother authors: Maria Grace, Susan Mason-Milks, Monica Fairview, Abigail Reynolds and Cassandra Grafton

The Darcy Brother authors: Maria Grace, Susan Mason-Milks, Monica Fairview, Abigail Reynolds and Cassandra Grafton

One of the most exciting moments was getting all five authors of the Darcy Brothers together for a group photo. It was the first time all of us had physically been together! Hard to imagine that we actually wrote and published a book together and never physically sat in the same room together before it was done!

I could go on and on about the trip, but I best stop for now. Watch this space for more about our English adventures!

 

3 comments

    • Suzan on June 30, 2015 at 10:20 pm
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    What an incredible experience for you. Loved the photos.

    • Anji on July 1, 2015 at 3:41 pm
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    Really wish I could have been there too. Sadly, a prior work commitment prevented it. Having had a really bad week, though, my mind was really in Hampshire not Yorkshire!

    • Sheila L. M. on July 8, 2015 at 9:56 pm
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    So nice to see photos of our favorite authors. Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all. Thanks for sharing.

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