BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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To Wed or Not? Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper Makes Her Decision

Mrs Finnegan, leading housekeeper of her generation, makes up her mind about the MOST important decision of her life. From now on will anything be the same again?

January 10, 2023 · 4 Comments

Mrs Finnegan Gets Married…? Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper Reveals All in FULL and Previously Undisclosed detail

The day BEFORE her wedding Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper hears a confession from the lips of her husband-to-be that leaves a CHIP of ice in her heart. What should she do?

January 3, 2023 · 18 Comments

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been – Rainer Maria Rilke

Image Credit: Rosy from Pixabay

January 1, 2023 · 2 Comments

It’s Easier to Give than to Receive – John Steinbeck QUOTES FOR WRITERS

“…Receiving if it be well done, requires a fine balance of self-knowledge and kindness…”

December 25, 2022 · 2 Comments

The Fate of Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper is Announced TODAY

I have momentous announcements to make but first I MUST answer a BEVY of letters that have arrived over the last few weeks all of them seeking wisdom and solace, … Continue reading

December 20, 2022 · 4 Comments

A Character Trait All Writers Need – Irwin Shaw QUOTES FOR WRITERS

An absolutely necessary part of a writer’s equipment, almost as necessary as talent, is the ability to stand up under punishment, both the punishment the world hands out and the … Continue reading

December 18, 2022 · 1 Comment

Surprise Revelation! Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper has words with the Mistress

From Mrs Finnega, The Mistress has a new staff to go with her new home: a butler, a cook, two upstairs maids etc etc But there is SOMEONE missing.

A new housekeeper!
My position is Unfilled

December 13, 2022 · 5 Comments

Am I a Good Enough Reader to Comment on Someone Else’s Story? George Saunders answers QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Ever wondered if you’re qualified to give an opinion on a story or novel?
George Saunders explains why you can.

December 11, 2022 · 2 Comments

Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper walks through the Valley of Humiliation

Mrs Finnegan, currently still housekeeper at The Regency Town House, has had a difficult few days and is not ENTIRELY recovered. She thanks you for your understanding and begs you … Continue reading

December 6, 2022 · 7 Comments

Truth and Lies – Stephen King QUOTES FOR WRITERS

The primary duty of literature is to tell us the truth about ourselves by telling lies about people who never existed. Stephen King Photo credit: Niklas Ohlrogge on Unsplash

December 4, 2022 · 2 Comments

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 · 11 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

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