L.L. Diamond

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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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As you follow the signs to the Rialto Bridge and Saint Mark’s Basilica, you’ll definitely pass a small square with the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, the Chiesa (church) of San Rocco, and a da Vinci Museum. Now, I can’t comment on the da Vinci museum other than the understanding we had from the description …

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When you cross that first bridge in Venice, La chiesa di San Nicola da Tolentino is at the opposite side of a small square across from the German consulate. The temple facade caught our eye, so we decided to investigate and boy, am I glad we did! La chiesa di San Nicola da Tolentino translates …

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I was playing around, looking for a book to allude to while writing a scene, when I came upon this one. At times, I see something and think, “That would be fun!” and this was one of those times. I do not mention it specifically by name…at least yet, but I couldn’t resist using it. …

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For those who are fascinated with legends of King Arthur, Tintagel Castle on the north coast of Cornwall is a must-see. The site has been dated back to the Romano-British period by the discovery of artefacts dating to that time period. It was definitely a settlement during the medieval period and in 1233, Richard, Earl of …

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Thanks to everyone for your wonderful comments on my outtakes that I posted here and at Austen Variations last week. I also appreciate those who took the time to tell me how much they’ve enjoyed the book. I certainly understand Jane Austen’s words when she called Pride and Prejudice “my own darling child.” We pour …

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Particular Intentions is released! I can once again breathe a bit easier while I hope that everyone is enjoying my new book. Big hugs and thanks to everyone who has already purchased their copy. Your support is what keeps me doing something I love. Now, I have the second part of the Netherfield ball from …

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