L.L. Diamond

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The first signs of people in Mons date back to the Neolithic period, but wasn’t made a town until the 12th century. Though in its early days, it was a mining town, it has changed dramatically. Since that time, this city near the French border has also grown, though still not the size of Brussels. …

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Hi, everyone! I’ve been crazy busy getting Particular Attachments launched and I’m so excited to be starting the blog tour for it! I’ve got a fun schedule planned. It doesn’t just end on September 17th either! Not listed below are a review at Austenesque Reviews either later this month or in October, a guest post …

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I’ve been getting asked and I haven’t had an answer. Too many things were up in the air. I’ve been writing the story posting at Austen Variations, I hadn’t finished Particular Attachments, and I wasn’t sure if I was going to have to search out an editor! I finished and I was still superstitious about …

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In my Regency novels, I have a lot of fun naming characters, but one of my favourites is naming the modistes for great female artists. I’ve used Lebrun, duParc, and in Particular Intentions and its sequel, Madame Guiard for the portraitist Adélaïde Labille-Guiard. Adélaïde Labille was born in 1749 and was the daughter of a Paris …

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I finally did something touristy! Not a major trip or thing, but I tagged along on a trip to the Norwich Castle recently. I’ve been to the Cathedral (which is spectacular if you’ve never been) for Evensong during the Christmas season, but we just went for the morning and missed out on the castle. The …

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  The answers for Part 1 are up at Austen Variations, so don’t forget to check yourself there too!     Ready? Let’s see how you did!     What movie and what was the house’s name in that adaptation? Norland Park, Sense and Sensibility (with Emma Thompson)         2. This could …

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If you haven’t taken the quiz at Austen Variations for Abigail Reynolds’ giveaway, then don’t forget to stop over there and follow the instructions there before you call it a day! If you’ve come over from Austen Variations, then this is the quiz of locations from Austen movie adaptations! How well do you know your …

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So you’ve answered the first set of questions and now you are seeking the last set! (If you’ve happened upon this post first, then backtrack to Austen Variations for part one of the Scavenger Hunt! Once you’ve got these down, email them to me at ldiamond531@yahoo.com, and if you have them all correct, I will …

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