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Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper Regrets She will Not be Answering Letters Today or Making Luncheon or Doing Much Else Besides…

Mrs Finnegan, housekeeper at The Regency Town House, is on her summer holidays. Dear Reader, I decided that my SUMMER HOLIDAYS should start today at half past stupid O’ Clock … Continue reading

June 21, 2022 · 11 Comments

O Save Me! says Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper on Receiving a Poem from a Love Sick Tailor

The CELEBRATED Mrs Finnegan, the leading housekeeper of her generation, is finding the atmosphere at The Regency Town House rather wearisome of late. A tailor I was once, as blithe as ever … Continue reading

June 14, 2022 · 6 Comments

Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper investigates PEAS and the strange ABILITY they possess

Mrs Finnegan is the Celebrated Authority in affairs of the heart, general etiquette and table manners. Although she is busy maintaining the highest standards at The Regency Town House , she STILL … Continue reading

June 7, 2022 · 2 Comments

Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper adds Philosopher to her list of HOUSEHOLD Duties

Mrs Finnegan, housekeeper at The Regency Town House, is APPROACHED by university students. She acknowledges that in between darning, sweeping, stewing, boiling, polishing and ALL her other DUTIES, she does … Continue reading

May 31, 2022 · 5 Comments

Someone Tries to Teach Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper a Lesson…but She Intends to Deliver One Herself

As always Mrs Finnegan throws herself into her work as Housekeeper at The Regency Town House, never becoming involved in gossip or busying herself with the business of others. Let that … Continue reading

May 24, 2022 · 7 Comments

The shocking SHAME of Tuesday afternoons – Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper offers Advice FROM her Vast Experience

Mrs Finnegan, well known as the sage of the working class and guide to the GENTRY, regrets that she is ONLY able to sharpen her Quill and write these CHRONICLES … Continue reading

May 17, 2022 · 5 Comments

Is it Cricket to go Husband-Hunting at The County Ground? Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper investigates

Mrs Finnegan, housekeeper at THE REGENCY TOWN HOUSE  and confidant to the woe-begotten, always WELCOMES constructive criticism… ALTHOUGH I DEARLY TREASURE your advice, I am not convinced that you have necessarily … Continue reading

May 10, 2022 · 6 Comments

Am I getting old? Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper ponders the Question

The CELEBRATED Mrs Finnegan, the leading housekeeper of her generation, attends to the needs of the weary and worried WITHOUT neglecting any of her duties at The Regency Town House She … Continue reading

May 3, 2022 · 7 Comments

Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper has an answer for EVERY problem (but sometimes it’s I don’t know)

Mrs Finnegan is the Celebrated Authority in affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT. Although she is busy maintaining the highest standards at The Regency Town House , she STILL has time … Continue reading

April 26, 2022 · 6 Comments

Dealing with Spoilt Sons and the Fears of Wallflowers – ADVICE from Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan throws herself into her work as Housekeeper at The Regency Town House and FLINGS advice at all who ask for it… PATER BOUGHT ME me a pony.I need an extra … Continue reading

April 19, 2022 · 2 Comments

Have You Ever Waltzed? Would You? Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper answers the Controversial Question for Herself if Not for all Womankind

Another week, another bulging mail bag for Mrs Finnegan, housekeeper at The Regency Town House. ALL enquiries, observations and ANGUISHED APPEALS for help get an answer. It may not be … Continue reading

April 12, 2022 · 6 Comments

Does life seem Pointless? Do you Need to Escape to the Country? Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper has the answer

Mrs Finnegan has discovered a pack of letters at the back of the KITCHEN dresser and cannot account for how they got there, but has now issued SWIFT replies to … Continue reading

April 5, 2022 · 4 Comments

Men Who Stare Out of Windows are NOT to be Trusted says Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan, housekeeper of The Regency Town House, knows that there is a time to laugh and a time to cry and a TIME to prepare for a visitor. I WATCH from … Continue reading

March 29, 2022 · 4 Comments

One Lost Earring and a Touch of Blackmail Create Trouble for Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper…and Then There’s the Twin Brothers

Mrs Finnegan is ALARMED that yet again her own problems outdo those of her readers in BOTH quantity and severity. She wishes she could return to the days when the … Continue reading

March 22, 2022 · 4 Comments