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Pride & Prejudice Christmas Scene: A Twelfth Night Ball to Forget

 Mr. Darcy has left the company of Charles Bingley and contemplates the approach of Twelfth Night in his London town house. An excerpt from Darcy and Elizabeth: Christmas 1811 January 5, 1812. The afternoon sunlight tumbled through the windows, laying a neatly ordered path of light through his study, illuminating everything the way he best liked.  Even …

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Regency Christmas Traditions: Twelfth Night Revelries

  Who can resist a holiday party? During the Regency era, the party of the year would generally be held on Twelfth Night.   Twelfth Night Revels Epiphany or Twelfth Night (Jan 5 or 6 depending on who was counting) was the exciting climax of the Christmastide season and a time for putting away social …

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Regency Christmas Traditions: Mince Pie and Twelfth Night Pie

Traditional foods are always an important part of any celebration. Every family and every culture has certain dishes that speak of holidays and festivities would be incomplete without them. This was as true in the Regency era as it is today. Mince pie was a dish that helped define the season. During the Regency, most …

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Regency Christmas Traditions: Special Days of the Holiday Season

  Each year it seems we complain that the holiday season begins earlier and earlier with some shops bringing out holiday goods even in the last months of summer.   The holiday calendar during the Regency era was a little more clearly defined, with a very predictable set of dates and events for celebration. Holiday …

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Scenes Jane Austen Never Wrote: A Ball to Forget, pt. 2

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe it’s already 2015! What better way to start the new year than with Jane Austen! During the month of January, Austen Variations is having a ‘Jane in January’ event, focusing primarily on “Pride and Prejudice”. The giveaways associated with the Jane in January event will be distributed through rafflecopter, so be sure to …

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