Jane Austen Celebrates: Holidays and Occasions Regency Style

Jane Austen Celebrates: Holidays and Occasions Regency Style

by Lindy Bell

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Overview

Step into the Regency Era and take a spirited journey through a year brimming with festive holidays and special occasions. Explore holiday origins, how they were celebrated and how some of the same holidays might still be celebrated today. A plethora of festive traditions wait to be uncovered from the romance of a sailor’s valentine on Valentine’s Day to a raucous bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day. Sneak a few berries while picking strawberries in the summer and inhale the rich aroma of a goose dinner on Michaelmas Day. Bask in the glow of the yule log while sipping a cup of hot wassail or take a turn stirring up the pudding for Christmas dinner.

As your journey through the Regency Era unfolds, discover how holidays continue to be more than just traditions or rituals passed from generation to generation. Experience each month’s charm that turns holidays and occasions into a festive, shiny ribbon threading its way from the Regency Era to today and beyond. Enjoy celebrating occasions with Jane Austen and her Regency Era contemporaries and discover just how much you have in common.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692945261
Publisher: Melinda A. Bell
Publication date: 11/07/2017
Pages: 162
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Lindy developed an interest in Jane Austen and all things related to her genteel world a few short years ago and that interest soon blossomed into love. That love has spilled over into various Regency Era-related topics including the research of holidays of the era, their origins, how they were celebrated and how they appear in Jane Austen's novels and personal letters. A member of the Jane Austen Society of North America, Lindy has spoken to a variety of groups and has taught Continuing and Adult Professional Education classes on Regency Era holidays at Southern Methodist University (SMU).

A graduate of Abilene Christian University, Lindy lives in Plano, Texas and works for an area convention and visitors bureau assisting visitors to and residents of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. As hobbies, Lindy enjoys writing, reading an engaging novel or cross stitching delicate patterns - Jane Austen-related (of course) and otherwise.

Jane Austen Celebrates is Lindy's first book with a second book, a novel, currently in the works.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword

Introduction ~ A Regency Holiday Journey Begins

January ~ A Great Beginning & Even Better Ending

February ~ A Month to Warm One’s Heart

March ~ Ladies, Legalities & Mothers

April ~ Dormant Winter Makes Way for Life-Giving Spring

Happy Birthday

May ~ Month A’Bloom

June ~ Fire, Fairies and the Summer Solstice

Happily Wedded Bliss

July ~ Summertime Travel, Strawberries and Picnics

August ~ A Crescendo: from Seeding to Growth to Harvest

September ~ Angelic Warrior, Protector Against the Nigh

October ~ A New Year is Stitched to the Old

November ~ Saints, Souls, Schemes and a Soldier

December ~ Puddings, Pantomimes and So Much More

And in Conclusion . . .

Acknowledgments

Selected Bibliography

About the Author

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Jane Austen Celebrates: Holidays and Occasions Regency Style 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
3999426 More than 1 year ago
Jane Austen Celebrates Holidays and Occasions Regency Style is a must have for Jane Austen enthusiasts and a charming introduction to those who may not be familiar with this exquisite author. This book is both enchanting and delightful as Lindy Bell explains the history and origins of Holidays and special Occasions as celebrated before and during the Regency Era. The vivid descriptions, complete with photos, drawings, poems and recipes, keep the reader mesmerized and engaged. Our modern holidays owe much to these rich customs. This book is not only a wonderful read, but a treat for the romantic at heart. Enjoy!
Laura_Havard More than 1 year ago
This book is a fun historical look at how Jane Austen and her contemporaries celebrated life. An enjoyable read that reminds us no matter what time year it is, there is always something to celebrate. This book left me with interesting nuggets of information from the Regency period and a smile about how that time period influences our lives today.