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What is this Husband Doing Once a month? Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper BELIEVES she has the answer…

Mrs Finnegan IS BACK doing what she does best: guiding the giddy, aiding the apprehensive and directing the desolate. HER letterbox is always OPEN. She also keeps The Regency Town House ship … Continue reading

March 15, 2022 · 3 Comments

Mind Your Language if You Want to Keep Your Job, says Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

It would be wrong to say Mrs Finnegan is back to normal. How could she be when her ENTIRE future still hangs in the balance? However, she is bolstered by … Continue reading

February 8, 2022 · 5 Comments

What to do when the Butler eats TOO fast and the Butcher’s Boy is not SLOW in coming forward. Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper advises…

My husband was killed during the French wars and since then I’ve been a cook in several households. Some weeks ago I had the occasion to visit the local butcher … Continue reading

March 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Brighton Regency Housekeeper gets compliments from a stranger…and letters from the Americas

Mrs Finnegan is the Celebrated Authority on affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT in addition to being housekeeper of The Regency Town House. This week she writes about secrets and a woman … Continue reading

February 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

Mrs Finnegan gives everyone the Napoleon Hello! and suggests you do the same. Advice from the Brighton housekeeper from the 1830s

Mrs Finnegan dispenses advice and uses her YEARS of experience to answer queries whilst also engaged in ONEROUS housekeeping duties at THE REGENCY TOWN HOUSE… Wretched at remembering names, I often … Continue reading

September 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Mrs Ainsley Departs – the 1830s housekeeper is leaving (but someone will take her place….)

Worrying messages have been arriving all day from Mrs Ainsley, the Regency Town House housekeeper and Agony Aunt, 1830s style: I might be going on a LONG HOLIDAY soon. Will … Continue reading

March 20, 2020 · 4 Comments

ASK MRS AINSLEY — the 1830s housekeeper and agony aunt with attitude

DEAR MRS AINSLEYI am in love with two men and I know not what to do.The first lives in the village where I was born. We played together as children … Continue reading

March 18, 2020 · 5 Comments