for writers and readers….

A Mother NOT Entirely Happy with her Daughter Writes to Brighton’s Regency HouseKeeper

Mrs Finnegan is a celebrated EXPERT on MOST things and WELCOMES letters from all, no matter HOW grand or LOWLY. She does ALL this while still maintaing her daily duties … Continue reading

September 27, 2022 · 10 Comments

Remembering Your Home – Beth Kephart QUOTES FOR MEMOIR WRITERS

Our childhood houses offered, at their most basic, shelter. But they also served as round-the-clock stage sets, as a kind of theater in which we were both actor and audience… … Continue reading

September 25, 2022 · 8 Comments

Misery in the Ballroom – Another problem for Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan – purveyor of wisdom and SAGE of the serving classes – is housekeeper at The Regency Town House in Brunswick Square, Brighton. SINCE THE BALL on Saturday I have not … Continue reading

September 20, 2022 · 7 Comments

What You Can’t Do in Historical Fiction – Frederick Forsyth QUOTES FOR WRITERS

You can say that Hitler won the Second World War, but you can’t say that Green Park* is on the Northern line.Frederick Forsyth*For non Londoners, it is on the Piccadilly … Continue reading

September 18, 2022 · 3 Comments

Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper Takes a Dim View of the Good Old Days

Yes! Mrs Finnegan is a REKNOWN Authority on the AFFAIRS OF THE HEART in addition to being housekeeper of The Regency Town House, but under her bodice beats a RADICAL heart that … Continue reading

September 13, 2022 · 5 Comments

There’s No Use Complaining – Joe Moran QUOTES FOR WRITERS

The act is its own reward; do not expect applause. You must be willing to keep writing in the absence of any evidence that anyone is reading. And no use … Continue reading

September 11, 2022 · 3 Comments

Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper is Confused and it is NOT her Fault

It’s ALL men, men, men this week for Mrs Finnegan. And one handsome brute…But you may READ ON, safe in the knowledge she is still taking care of The Regency … Continue reading

September 6, 2022 · 6 Comments

Why We Need Fiction – George Saunders QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Fiction is a kind of compassion-generating machine that saves us from sloth. Is life kind or cruel? Yes, Literature answers. Are people good or bad? You bet, says Literature. But … Continue reading

September 4, 2022 · 2 Comments