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Crossed in Love Ch 3

In Pride and Prejudice, was Elizabeth crossed in love while the militia was stationed over Christmas in Meryton?. Take a behind-the-scenes peek with me at what might have happened. Chapter 3 November 30, 1811   Mr. Collins’s return brought back Mama’s melancholy in even greater measure than before. Who would have imagined a quiet and contemplative …

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Crossed in Love Ch 2

In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen leaves us to wonder what happened in Hertfordshire over Christmastide whilst the militia was stationed in Meryton. Take a behind-the-scenes peek with me at what might have happened. Chapter 2 November 27, 1811   Monday passed quickly with last minute repairs to Kitty’s gown requiring a pleasing amount of time …

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Crossed in Love Ch 1

In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen leaves us to wonder if Elizabeth was indeed crossed in love over Christmastide whilst the militia was stationed in Meryton. Take a behind-the-scenes peek with me at what might have happened. Chapter 1 November 24, 1811   Elizabeth followed Papa with her eyes as he paced along his favorite track …

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Christmas as Jane Austen Knew It

 Many Christmas traditions and images of ‘old fashioned’ holidays are based on Victorian celebrations. Going back just a little further, to the beginning of the 19th century, the holiday Jane Austen knew would have looked distinctly odd to modern sensibilities. What would have been odd about them? Families rarely decorated Christmas trees. Festivities centered on …

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Christmas fun: Old Fashioned Parlor Games

What to do with company that comes for Christmas? What about some old fashioned parlor games? I love the holiday season, especially because it means I can have friends and family over. Occasionally, boredom can strike though and I find myself scrambling for something fun to do. With long winter nights with only candlelight to …

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