Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (1813) – The story of Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy, loved across the world and made into many films and TV programmes, has to be top of this list of classic historical romances. Austen’s novel is filled with wit, excitement, misunderstandings and the search for love. An earlier version … [Read more…]
by guest-blogger Rebekah Owens In the film of Roman Polanski’s Macbeth (1971), Francesca Annis appeared as Lady Macbeth sleepwalking in the nude. Polanksi’s collaborator, Kenneth Tynan, tried to justify this by arguing that it was historically correct that people in 11th century Scotland slept naked; but that did not convince the reviewers. For many of … [Read more…]
The 18th century was a time of change in Scotland with Edinburgh at the heart of what became known as the Age of Enlightenment. It was responsible for many advancements and inventions that changed the world. Philosopher David Hume wrote his famous Treatise on Human Nature and collaborated with Glasgow philosopher Adam Smith, who wrote … [Read more…]
Hi, I’m Clare Jayne and I’ll be self-publishing my Georgian era romance, “Complications”, in July on Amazon. I did a lot of research for my novel, most of which never made it into the book, so I want to share it here as well as talking about my favourite classic romance novels and authors.