Suzan Lauder

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Somehow the bio is boring. I don't want to talk about me, I want to talk about books. So if you need to see the bio, the same one as on my Meryton Press blog and my Facebook page, scroll down. But to really know a bit about me, check out my "Loved It" list. It says a lot. Of course, I have about three times that many books rated at five stars, and they are all very special to me, each in their own way. Some are books others would just rank as "meh" but worked for me, and others are classics that everyone would agree are fantastic. That's what I love about Goodreads: we all get our opinion on something very personal as reading choice.

These days, I read very little other than Jane Austen Fan Fiction, Regency Romance, and nonfiction reference
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Suzan Lauder Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet, because they change for each other. He changes because he loves her so much, and she changes as she grows to k…moreFitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet, because they change for each other. He changes because he loves her so much, and she changes as she grows to know her mistaken first impressions of him.(less)
Suzan Lauder I'll definitely put it on my "To Read" list! You're right, scene-setting can be helped a lot with little details like "spermaceti candles."

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I'll definitely put it on my "To Read" list! You're right, scene-setting can be helped a lot with little details like "spermaceti candles."

For Regency non-fiction books, I'm on again-off again reading Jennifer Kloester's "Georgette Heyer's Regency World" and David M. Shapard's annotated "Pride and Prejudice," and both provide clarification on many issues, though Mr. Shapard has a few errors. I have a copy of Maggie Lane's "Jane Austen and Food" and Jody Gayle's books on needlework and furnishings yet to read. I use a lot of actual Regency era books from Google books for writing reference, including "Mirror of the Graces," "La Belle Assemblee," a couple of cookbooks, Johnson's dictionary, etymology books, law books, technology books, books on how to write letters, and more. I also use Jane Austen's letters as a resource--Dierdre LeFaye's excellent annotated version.

I love the research rabbit hole on the Internet, and have hundreds of bookmarked pages, including Regency documentation like Hansard and court martial listings. I find well referenced articles on history blogs such as Rachel Knowles' and Geri Walton's--both are sources for my latest book.(less)
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Sophia Hi Suzan!

Thanks for the friend request! See you around GR!


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