Check out my book reviews, along with a series of others on military and Regency books, on
The Napoleon Series - just select "reviews" from the drop-box at the top left. Reviews there
recently include "The Autobiography of Harry Smith", "Adventures in the Rifle Brigade", An Elegant Madness", and
Myerly's "British Military Spectacle."
If there is a book that you want to see reviewed - either new or out of print - then contact Anne
You might also be interested in some of the reference books
recommended by the Regency Collection - you can also have a closer look at some of the 30 odd Jane Austen biographies, and reference books (and
a couple of fiction works at Janeite Books - another page in web site.
Finally - here are some of my most recent reviews for new regency books at Amazon.com - you can see them all on
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New Book of Interest
Effusions of Fancy: Consisting of Annotated Sketches from the Life of Jane Austen in a Style Entirely New by Jane Odiwe
This book is available through Amazon UK or from the Jane Odiwe's website - and is a very nice, light read.
"Effusions of Fancy" is a new Jane Austen book with a difference, a mixture of letters and watercolour pictures depicting Jane's life through Cassandra's eyes. It is a light hearted
portrayal of a youthful Jane Austen, and perhaps a good likeness of the vibrant, charming, smart woman that she was. Certainly the watercolour sketches and paintings depicting events
and scenes from the novelist's life are annotated with facts and accompanied by illustrated letters - they are also very much
in keeping with the style of painting at the time and so have an extra appeal.
The letters are based on Jane's correspondence with her sister and presented as Cassandra's lost letters. The paintings are varied in scenes but cover most
of the year and the events which would have been important to a Georgian/Regency family of the time. They have been
inspired by Cassandra's sketches, other contemporary paintings and historical costume. Illustrations include, Jane Austen's
birth, childhood scenes, a family wedding, the Austen family, a new portrait inspired by Cassandra's sketch, love and dancing
with Tom Lefroy, balls, shopping and social gatherings in Bath and Jane with her mysterious Sidmouth beau.
There are 36 beautifully illustrated pages and the presentation is excellent - soft cover - it makes would make an
ideal keeper for Jane austen fans, or gift for anyone interested in the author, the Regency or Georgian eras.