Book Giveaway Alert! – Head on over to romance writer Linda Banche’s blog, read visiting author Kara Louise’s post about her new book Darcy’s Voyage, A Tale of Unchartered Love on the Open Seas, and ‘Why Regency Women Sailed to America’ ~ then leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of the book. In this re-telling of Pride & Prejudice, Ms. Louise has Darcy and Elizabeth meeting on board a ship bound for America – interesting stuff!
[Note: this book was originally titled “Pemberley’s Promise” and is being re-released with its new title Darcy’s Voyage by Sourcebooks this month.]
[and visit Linda’s blog again on September 23rd, when C. Allyn Pierson, author of Mr. Darcy’s Little Sister, will be offering two copies of her book as well – a great way to stock up on winter reading!]
[Posted by Deb]
Here are a few interesting posts about men’s clothing, two Regency related from the fairly new [since May 2010] multi-author blog, Historical Belles and Beaus, and the other on Victorian men’s fashions from the Victorian Magazine Blog.
Regency author Linda Banche has written two posts on “Gorgeous Men in Tight Breeches and Ruffled Shirts” – where she addresses the often frustrating-to-the-reader mistakes in the cover depictions [those open shirts were really not the thing!] and the descriptions of the man’s dress [trousers, not pants]
Gorgeous Men, Post #1 and Gorgeous Men, Post #2
The Victorian Magazine blog, Victoriana, offers a collection of men’s various fashion options for their various activities in “Guys ‘Just Want to Have Fun'”:
The Jane Austen Centre Online Magazine offers a number of articles and images on Regency men’s fashions:
And a number of men’s fashion plates at The Regency Fashion Page
and ALL those images of Men Dressing at the Costumer’s Manifesto and Jessamyn’s Regency Costume Companion
I could go on, and on.. if you search google for “Regency Men’s Fashions”, a mere 402,00 are retrieved – certainly a daunting task… this just gives a small taste of what is out there – and see also the post at Historical Hussies, on “Pants Breeches and Pantaloons, Oh My!”
[Posted by Deb]