BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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It’s All Change for Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper. Will She Stay or Will She Go?

Mrs Finnegan, housekeeper at The Regency Town House, is at a crossroads. One path will take her to matrimony, the other to a much nicer bed sitting-room

November 29, 2022 · 12 Comments

It’s Hard for Everyone – All You Get is the Bacon Rinds Ernest Hemingway QUOTES FOR WRITERS

What you ought to do is write you big lazy bastard. My god it is hard for anybody to write. I never start a damn thing without knowing 200 times … Continue reading

November 27, 2022 · 2 Comments

Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper is Convinced of the Benefits of Smiling and Wants Everyone to Try It

Mrs Finnegan, housekeeper at The Regency Town House, is in an exceedingly GOOD mood, November being now her FAVOURITE month of the year. She would like everyone to SHARE her … Continue reading

November 22, 2022 · 8 Comments

Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper Reflects on Friendship and What it Means to have a Footman in the House

Change is is the air for Mrs Finnegan and The Regency Town House, but the Mistress refuses to confide in her faithful housekeeper and Mrs F must puzzle it out herself.
Could it even be the D word?

November 15, 2022 · 4 Comments

The Search for Truth – Anton Chekhov QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Anton Chekhov wonders if the search for truth must always end in failure

November 13, 2022 · 6 Comments

Men. Men! MEN! That is all Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper has to Say on the Subject (almost)

Confidante to the great and the GOOD, as well as the confused, Mrs Finnegan administers advice while ALSO tending to her duties as housekeeper at THE REGENCY TOWN HOUSE  DO YOU HAVE ANY … Continue reading

November 8, 2022 · 2 Comments

The Trouble with Inspiration – Crime Writer Peter Temple QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Inspiration isn’t to be trusted says crime writer Peter Temple

November 6, 2022 · 2 Comments

A Lucky Lady who is Not in Love Writes to Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Would you learn how to play the harp-lute at your beau’s insistence? Would you keep the beau?

November 1, 2022 · 2 Comments

The Horror of Fairytales – A Halloween Quote for Writers

Every fairytale had a bloody lining. Every one had teeth and claws.

October 30, 2022 · 10 Comments

Could you Deal with a Mistress who is a Barometer in a Bonnet? Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper Can

Imagine yourself a maid in a Regency House with a Mistress that blows hot and cold according to the weather. How do you cope? You write to Mrs Finnegan, of course

October 25, 2022 · 4 Comments

An Author’s Duty to be Truthful – Elizabeth Strout QUOTES FOR WRITERS

What responsibility does an author have to a reader?
American novelist Elizabeth Stout is convinced there are two unbreakable duties, although she doesn’t akways know how to achieve it.

October 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

Alas, All My Friends Are Authors! A reader Complains to Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

When you have a problem who are you going to ask for help?For Raife, the reluctant reader, it had to be Mrs Finnegan, the celebrated housekeeper at THE REGENCY TOWN HOUSE  WHAT … Continue reading

October 18, 2022 · 6 Comments

Writing is a Struggle but it Shouldn’t be for Your Readers – Joe Moran QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Writing is a strange, cumbersome, artificial process. It takes a lot of work to make your words clear to the reader. The comic singer Neil Innes used to start his … Continue reading

October 16, 2022 · 3 Comments

A Wife Finds Something in her Husband’s Luggage that Makes her Turn to Brighton’s Regency Houskeeper

Mrs Finnegan remains the loyal, reliable and hard-working Housekeeper at The Regency Town House and continues to GIVE pithy and pertinent advice to readers. She is nothing if NOT consistent I FOUND … Continue reading

October 11, 2022 · 11 Comments

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