In anticipation of the holidays to come, Julia’s November contest offers one winner a pair of Christmas anthologies, ONE CANDLELIT CHRISTMAS and CHRISTMAS KEEPSAKES. Enter here for a chance to win: http://freshfiction.com/contest.php?id=7847
Are you a follower of the PBS series “Home Fires” or Julia’s personal fav, “Foyle’s War?” If so, you’ll be delighted to discover several series of books set in the World War II British homefront. Read about them in Julia’s History Refreshed column here: http://freshfiction.com/page.php?id=7729
For fans of fiction set in India (and lovers of the new PBS miniseries “Indian Summer”,) Julia has a new History Refreshed column up describing some new and classic works. Enjoy!
While the webmeister works on this month’s changes, here’s a link to the latest contest–”Look Forward, Look Back” that offers the backlist book FROM WAIF TO GENTLEMAN’S WIFE, one of whose secondary characters, all grown up and now in charge, will be the hero of the second book of the upcoming HADLEY’S HELLION series.
Fellow Regency author Collette Cameron shares her knowledge of Regency colors (or colours.) Ever wondered the exact hue of coquelicot or pomona green? Read on!
For fellow history nerds, Julia shares a blog post by Regency writer Regina Jeffers about the docks of London.
Lovers of Downton Abbey will be thrilled to learn that the BBC has a new adaptation of Tolstoy’s “War and Peace,” set to debut in the UK this year and in the US next year. Even better, the female lead is played by audience-charmer Lily James, who captured hearts as Lady Rose in Downton. Julia is excited! More info here:
For Angophiles and fashionistas, here’s a short retrospective of fashion from the longest-reining British monarch. Julia especially fancies the 1971 houndstooth coat and 1972 white dress and hat.
To celebrate the 80th birthday of the “invention” of the Regency romance, The Beau Monde blog is featuring reviews and commentaries on all the works of the lady who began it–Georgette Heyer. Julia logs in to discuss her favorite Heyer work, A CIVIL CONTRACT
This week the Harlequin Community is featuring Harlequin Historicals. Stop by and chat! http://community.harlequin.com/showthread.php/6225-Spotlight-on-Harlequin-Historical