Posted in 18th Century Author Guest Post

Janet Mullany – Stranger than Fiction

In my novel, Jane and the Damned, Jane Austen is a vampire. Not true. England is invaded by the French. Also not true. But the late 1790s was a time when England pretty much expected to be invaded by the French any day, one of the reasons the militia was formed during this period. One amazing theory I discovered while writing the book was that France and England had a sort of arms race centered on the military application of ballooning, and there was a fear that they might undertake an aerial invasion. I was sorely tempted… Popular myth has it that the last time the country was invaded was in 1066. There were some home grown invasions–didn’t the Scots cross the border a few…

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Posted in Regency Reviews

review: The Rules of Gentility

The Rules of Gentility by Janet Mullany Georgette Heyer’s Cotillionmeets Bridget Jones’ Diary–this highly entertaining regency novel is a delight from start to finish! Author Janet Mullany began writing this book as a personal project, but it grew into a full-fledged book, and I am happy to have spent a day and a half in the world of Philomena Wellesley-Clegg and Inigo Linsley (which is quick reading for me)! While Philomena is busy making lists, looking for a husband and shopping for bonnets, Inigo waltzes into the mix and upsets all of her plans. When things going awry, they conspire to alter outward appearances, all the while falling for each other no matter how much they strive otherwise. Secrets abound within their group of acquaintances,…

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