"... very satisfying and often laugh-out-loud hilarious."

Jane Austen Regency World Magazine


Upcoming Events

Old Study

Rose & Heritage Expert Melissa Shielf for Letterkenny Literary Festival

There are whispers & joyous cries in the corridors of power re the wonderful news that the Jane Austen Festival Bath has been confirmed for this year (Friday 10th-Sunday 19th September 2021). Though little is, as yet, nailed down, I can declare that I will be involved, whether in person or virtually. Keep an eye out on the official website for further details

I was delighted to be asked to write a piece for period drama entertainment website 'Willow & Thatch' about why I feel 'The Watsons' should be the next Austen screen adaptation. You can read it here


Recent Events

A Conversation About Mr Bennet

In which we discuss Austen's genius for minor characters, what topics might Mr Bennet discuss with his therapist, regarding Mr & Mrs Bennet - who was putting up with who and what might Mr Collins eat for breakfast. Here I'm chewing the cud with fellow JAFF author Mark Brownlow & historical fiction blogger Melissa of 'Probably at the Library'



School Children
Mother and Child

Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland

Fundraising for 3 year-old Chloe Jenkins

The Hope Foundation

Image by Wynand van Poortvliet

Jane Austen

Preserving A Legacy


Jane Austen's House

Help restore and protect the Hampshire cottage where Jane Austen lived and wrote.

Chawton House

Help support the preservation and upkeep of Chawton House, its gardens, and library.