for writers and readers….

The Embarrassing Things Mothers Do…More Problems for Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper to Solve

Mrs Finnegan is a celebrated EXPERT on life, love and laundry and WELCOMES letters from all, no matter HOW grand or LOWLY, especially as it now appears she has SOME … Continue reading

November 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

What’s the worst thing that can happen to a writer? Mary McCarthy knew and we do too. QUOTES FOR WRITERS

The worst thing that can happen to a writer is to become a Writer.Mary McCarthy Image credit: THE PASSION OF CREATION, LEONID PASTERNAK Circa 1880.

November 28, 2021 · 5 Comments

So, what does your bookcase look like…?

Glen Donaldson, Australian writer-blogger-player-with words, appealed to readers to send him a photograph of their home bookcase. I sent pictures of my four in what I would like to think … Continue reading

November 27, 2021 · 2 Comments

Women Working! What New Horror is this? An anxious reader writes to Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan, Housekeeper at The Regency Town House and DOYENNE of those who TOIL for a living, has been thinking a lot about WORK this past week. She MAKES an … Continue reading

November 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

A Lady Blessed with Every Virtue Seeks Advice from Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan is in a VERY happy place back in her OWN Kitchen at The Regency Town House. She is PLEASED to receive MAIL from across the COUNTRY, the Seven … Continue reading

November 16, 2021 · 2 Comments

“…Books hold most of the secrets of the world, most of the thoughts that men and women have had…” E.B.White on the benefits of joining a library QUOTES FOR WRITERS

A library is many things.  It’s a place to go, to get in out of the rain.  It’s a place to go if you want to sit and think.  But … Continue reading

November 14, 2021 · 4 Comments

The Benefits of Dim Husbands, Loyal Servants and having the Police on Your Doorstep…From the Chronicles of Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan is the Celebrated Authority on affairs of the HEART even when there is a dinner party and MUCH EXCITEMENT at  The Regency Town House The following letter arrived … Continue reading

November 9, 2021 · 9 Comments

Mostly, we authors must repeat ourselves – F. Scott Fitzgerald QUOTES FOR WRITERS

We have two or three great and moving experiences in our lives – experiences so great and moving that it doesn’t seem at the time anyone else has been so … Continue reading

November 7, 2021 · 4 Comments

Neighbour Problems – Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper has a sure-fire solution

Mrs Finnegan’s advice is FREELY GIVEN to all manner of people, being both a celebrated authority on nearly everything AND the housekeeper at THE REGENCY TOWN HOUSE  What can I do … Continue reading

November 2, 2021 · 10 Comments

The Art of Making Readers Feel Pleasantly Uncomfortable…M.R.James HALLOWEEN QUOTES FOR WRITERS

I definitely prefer the daylight population of the playing fields to that which comes there after dark. A ghost story of which the scene is laid in the twelfth or … Continue reading

October 31, 2021 · 2 Comments

Dartington Trust Gardens are looking for a Poet in Residence

The position is open to any poet in the UK and will run from January to December 2022. The poet in residence will make four weekend trips to Dartington, one … Continue reading

October 28, 2021 · 2 Comments

Tell No One – A Reader Begs Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan instructs the ignorant, guides the giddy and BRINGS solace to the sorrowing. In short, she mends broken china and BROKEN hearts. HER letterbox is always OPEN. She also … Continue reading

October 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

Why Books Are Our Best Friends – Alain de Botton QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Even those who love us get us wrong. They tell us who we are but miss things out. They claim to know what we need, but forget to ask us … Continue reading

October 24, 2021 · 2 Comments

Letters from a Damp Goldilocks and a Believer in Magic Wands…all in a Day’s work for Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Warning from Mrs Finnegan, housekeeper at The Regency Town House Readers of a HIGHLY moral and nervous disposition might find some of the scenes in this week’s chronicle distressing. Avert … Continue reading

October 19, 2021 · 2 Comments