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Sheri Cobb South

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Sheri Cobb South Yes, I'm working on a new "Weaver" book, this one focusing on Lady Helen's younger brother. I hope to have it ready for a Summer 2018 release. …moreYes, I'm working on a new "Weaver" book, this one focusing on Lady Helen's younger brother. I hope to have it ready for a Summer 2018 release. (less)
Sheri Cobb South That's a tough question! (I guess "I don't know" wouldn't be a very good answer, would it?) I think probably the biggest thing is that I've read exten…moreThat's a tough question! (I guess "I don't know" wouldn't be a very good answer, would it?) I think probably the biggest thing is that I've read extensively--both books set in the Regency, and books (mostly Jane Austen) written during that period. The latter are especially helpful, since the authors wrote about things from first-hand knowledge. I think Jane Austen's letters, for instance, are fascinating; in one, she complained to her sister Cassandra about the cost of fabrics, even quoting the exact price. Through her, we can see (a) what things cost; and (b) how cheap/expensive that might have seemed to a young woman from a middle-class family.

Of course, I also have a sizeable reference library, and I'm a member of the Beau Monde, a Regency-specific chapter of the Romance Writers of America. These amazing ladies can (and often do!) debate for days on end on such minutiae as whether or not dance cards were in use during the Regency, or how long it might take to travel by post-chaise from London to Yorkshire. They are a wonderful resource, especially for hard-to-find information.

To me, the hardest things to get right are the things no one bothered to write down: things that everyone of that day would have known, or matters too delicate to commit to paper--how ladies coped with their menstrual periods, for example.

And then there are the things I don't know that I don't know, if that makes any sense. To cite an example from another author's work: I recently read a very well-written Regency-set historical romance, but was brought up short by the mention of a paper bag. I don't know for certain--I guess I'll have to trust that the author did her research--but this sounded a bit "off" to me. I would have thought the only bags of the day were made of cloth, and anything needing a paper container would have been wrapped in paper and tied up (think Rogers & Hammerstein's "brown paper packages, tied up with strings"). I don't know for sure, but I doubt I'll ever use a paper bag in one of my books; even if that author got it right, it "sounds" wrong, to my mind.

I hope this answers your question, at least partly. I do appreciate your asking, and I'm so glad you enjoyed the Weaver series!(less)
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"Tales out of School," a new John Pickett short story

There's already been some discussion of it here, but in cased you missed it, you can download "Tales out of School," a new John Pickett short story, at www.BookHip.com/RJGVZJ

(It does have spoilers for several of the earlier books, so you might want to wait until you've caught up through Mystery Loves Company to read it.)

These short pieces have proven to be so popular that I'm even including them a Read more of this blog post »
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“Miss Grantham ordered me to my room and told me no man would ever wish to marry me if I did not learn to behave like a lady. But Miss Grantham always behaves like a lady, and no man has ever wished to marry her, either, so if it really makes no difference in the end, I don’t see why I shouldn’t at least have fun!”
Sheri Cobb South, A Dead Bore

“Mr. Brundy, you are no doubt as well acquainted with my circumstances as I am with yours, so let us not beat about the bush. I have a fondness for the finer things in life, and I suppose I always will. As a result, I am frightfully expensive to maintain. I have already bankrupted my father, and have no doubt I should do the same to you, should you be so foolhardy as to persist in the desire for such a union. Furthermore, I have a shrewish disposition and a sharp tongue. My father, having despaired of seeing me wed to a gentleman of my own class, has ordered me to either accept your suit or seek employment. If I married you, it would be only for your wealth, and only because I find the prospect of marriage to you preferable –but only slightly!- to the life of a governess or a paid companion. If, knowing this, you still wish to marry me, why, you have only to name the day.”

Having delivered herself of this speech, Lady Helen waited expectantly for Mr. Brundy’s stammering retraction. Her suitor pondered her words for a long moment, then made his response.

“’ow about Thursday?”
Sheri Cobb South, The Weaver Takes a Wife

“If your brother can't 'old 'is own against a bunch of orphans, 'e'd best leave off playing 'azard altogether!”
Sheri Cobb South, The Weaver Takes a Wife

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“Do you know, André, I sometimes think that you have no heart.'
'Presumably because I sometimes betray intelligence.”
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“Miss Grantham ordered me to my room and told me no man would ever wish to marry me if I did not learn to behave like a lady. But Miss Grantham always behaves like a lady, and no man has ever wished to marry her, either, so if it really makes no difference in the end, I don’t see why I shouldn’t at least have fun!”
Sheri Cobb South, A Dead Bore

“S wonderful! 'S marvelous!
That you should care for me!”
Ira Gershwin

“Does it ever occur to you, Mama, that my grandfather is a lunatic?”
Georgette Heyer, The Unknown Ajax: Gossip, scandal and an unforgettable Regency romance

“One or two of the villagers have seen it, too, though not as clearly as he did. Old Buttermere said it was a white *thing*, that glided over the ground, and vanished into the shrubbery.'
'And a very good place for it to vanish, too,' said Hugo, wholly unimpressed. 'Give me a sheet, and a night without too much moonlight, and I'll engage to do the same!”
Georgette Heyer, The Unknown Ajax: Gossip, scandal and an unforgettable Regency romance

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Sophie About to start Of Paupers and Peers :D


Sophie Hello! Thanks to your recommendations I have just ordered Of Paupers and Peers - the plot sounds intriguing! :D can't wait for it to arrive and to read it!


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