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The three covers before the TV series began I woke to the patter of rain on canvas, with the feel of my first husband’s kiss on my lips. I blinked, disoriented, and by reflex put my fingers to my mouth. To keep the feeling, or to hide it? I wondered, even as I did so. […]

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Drums of Autumn (detail from original 1996 cover) Friends and readers, Having queried three lists, I discovered that there is very little in the thousands of pages Diana Gabaldon wrote for her Outlander series on Christmas. The rational presented for this is that in Scotland after the repression of medieval customs by the Presbyters, hardly […]

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Outlander 2014 Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall and Tobias Menzies as Frank Randall before Castle Leogh, 1945 Castle Leogh, 1743 I have read all Mrs. Radcliffe’s works, and most of them with great pleasure. The Mysteries of Udolpho, when I had once begun it, I could not lay down again; I remember finishing it in […]

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Central hall for The Gathering (Outlander 4) Repeating scene for Rent: the line of male tenants bringing money or barter to Ned Gowan (Outlander 5) Dear friends and readers, I’ve been asked to review an excellent book, Descendants of Waverley: Romancing History in Contemporary Historical Fiction by Martha Bowden. I have begun reading it; and, […]

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“But you must be aware that when a young lady is (by whatever means) introduced into a dwelling of this kind, she is always lodged apart from the rest of the family. While they snugly repair to their own end of the house, she is formally conducted by Dorothy the ancient housekeeper up a different […]

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From the East Central region, American Society of 18th century Studies site: Art and Rarity Cabinet c. 1630 by Hans III Jordaens Cassandra’s portrait drawing of Jane Austen graces the JASNA home page Dear friends and readers, Since 2000 I have gone almost every year to the East Central (regional ASECS) meeting, and I have […]

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A mid-18th century illustration of Richardson’s Sir Charles Grandison: Grandison rescues Jeronymo Jamie as a young Scots farmer (a memory of himself from Outlander, Season 1, Episode 2, Castle Leoch) I attended (went to?) a superb talk on Sir Charles Grandison sponsored by the Digital Seminar group at Eighteenth Century Studies, and found it so […]

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I dwell in Possibility – A fairer House than Prose – More numerous of Windows – Superior – for Doors – Of Chambers as the Cedars – Impregnable of eye –- And for an everlasting Roof The Gambrels of the Sky – Of Visitors – the fairest – For Occupation – This – The spreading […]

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Anna Bouverie (Lindsay Duncan) waiting for Flora, her daughter’s school bus to arrive Rev Peter Bouverie (Jonathan Coy) waiting to be called in to be told whether he’s to be promoted or not “the suffering spirit cannot descend from its dignity of reticence. It has a nobility of its own, made sacred by many tears, […]

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Emma (Autumn de Wilde, 2020, Anya Taylor-Joy as Emma) Wendy Moore, Endell Street, The Suffragette Surgeons of World War One Dear friends and readers, Last week I was able to attend a series of mostly enjoyable and instructive lectures, talks, discussions from Chawton House for three long nights. I did not have to get on […]

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