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Planning a Ball

 In Pride and Prejudice, Caroline Bingley is required to plan the Netherfield ball in something on the order of two weeks. What did planning a ball really require? Planning a Ball Most of us have, at some time or another been called upon to host an event. The frenzy, stress and excitement are familiar to …

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Mansfield Park watch along! Part 4

At last, Maria Bertram’s fall and Fanny Price’s happily ever after. Last week we saw the consequences of Fanny’s refusal of Henry Crawford’s proposal. Today we’ll continue talking about all the fun historical details underlying the plot and the movie adaptation all the way to our happy ending. Find your comfy spot on the couch, grab …

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Mansfield Park watch along! Part 3

Now it’s time to watch Henry begin courting Fanny Price. Last week we saw the consequences of home theatricals and Maria’s marriage to Rushworth.  Today we’ll continue talking about all the fun historical details underlying the plot and the movie adaptation. Find your comfy spot on the couch, grab your popcorn and let’s watch some more! …

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So I went to a ball pt. 3

Balls and assemblies form a regular feature of Georgian and Regency era historical novels. Often heroes and heroines meet, flirt, fight, and even fall in love on the ballroom floor. But what was it really like to attend a ball? Recently I got to find out first hand. In previous installments, I shared about the …

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So I went to a ball pt. 2

 Balls and assemblies form a regular feature of Georgian and Regency era historical novels. Often heroes and heroines meet, flirt, fight, and even fall in love on the ballroom floor. But what was it really like to attend a ball? Recently I got to find out first hand. In the previous installment, I shared about …

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