Margaret C. Sullivan

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I'm an author, but I'm a reader, too, and my reviews here are from a reader's perspective. I love Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer and don't really consider genre when I'm choosing a book, so my list will be eclectic!

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Margaret C. Sullivan Hi, Kirk! I apologize for not having seen this before.

You can read my answer to Amy Dashwood above...I'm working on several things, off and on, mostly…more
Hi, Kirk! I apologize for not having seen this before.

You can read my answer to Amy Dashwood above...I'm working on several things, off and on, mostly off! I need to stop being lazy and get to work! They are all fiction, and most are inspired by Jane Austen, at this time mostly Northanger Abbey. Everything I'm working on now is fiction. That is really my main interest--the two non-fiction books sort of fell in my lap. But I really want to concentrate on the fiction now.(less)
Margaret C. Sullivan Wow...how did I not see these before? Yikes. Okay! I will answer now!

I am always planning to write more books. Like Emma Woodhouse, I have very good…more
Wow...how did I not see these before? Yikes. Okay! I will answer now!

I am always planning to write more books. Like Emma Woodhouse, I have very good lists and excellent intentions. I also have a full-time job and other interests and I'm trying really hard to finish one, I swear. ;-)

Everything I'm working on now is fiction. Some are Austen-related and some are not, though most of them are. The two that are holding the most interest for me at the moment are inspired by Northanger Abbey. So expect more Mr. Tilney. And his dogs. I am always interested in the dogs.

I would share some if I were closer to actually finishing something! I don't wish to raise expectations too much. It does motivate me to know people are looking for something, though. Thanks so much for the kind words. :-) I hope we still get to meet at the JASNA AGM in a couple of weeks.

Also, November is coming...though I've never managed to "win" NaNoWriMo yet. But there's a first time for everything.(less)
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[image error]If you are or will be in the Philadelphia area this weekend, I’ll be speaking at the Free Library of Springfield Township in Wyndmoor, PA (Montgomery County) on Saturday, June 23. Doors open at 1:00 p.m. The talk is titled “From Handmade to Digital: Jane Austen’s Publication History” and, as you might have guessed, is about the history of the publication of Jane Austen’s novels fro...

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To this day I still laugh at that AustenBlog blurb, which of course I wrote. Settle in for a story, kids.

Many years ago, when the Internet was young and ebooks the domain of extreme nerds and archivists, this book was published. I read and reviewed i
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Review to come...tl;dr, I'm not sure this for everybody but Austen nerds (of which race I am a proud member) will love it.
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I love a lot of things about this series but I got more sheer delight out of the first couple. However, I'll keep reading as I love the characters. Also I was glad to finally get Lady Hardcastle and Flo's backstory.
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“...we may indeed assume, with a high degree of probability, that Jane Austen went commando.”
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“How to explain the sheer tingling joy one experiences when two interesting, complex, and occasionally aggravating characters have at last settled their misunderstandings and will live happily ever after, no matter what travails life might throw in their path, because Jane Austen said they will, and that's that? How to describe the exhilaration of being caught up in an unknown but glamorous world of balls and gowns and rides in open carriages with handsome young men? How to explain that the best part of Jane Austen's world is that sudden recognition that the characters are just like you?”
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