BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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THE 1830s BRIGHTON HOUSEKEEPER AND AGONY AUNT is UNWELL. Mrs Finnegan regrets a temporary reduction in advice-giving (but fear not, the quality is undiminished)

Mrs Finnegan’s Chronicles: the Celebrated Authority in affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT has a chill in danger of turning into a cough which may become a cold of … Continue reading

June 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

Wild fantasies and an unexpected letter from the Mistress…Most Estimable ADVICE from the 1830s

Mrs Finnegan’s Chronicles: the Celebrated Authority in affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT staying indoors at The Regency Town House Sometimes I have fantasies about things that could not possibly … Continue reading

April 21, 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 · 3 Comments

Meet the bestselling authors of two amazing books set in Brighton SUNDAY SALON AT THE REGENCY TOWN HOUSE

Picture the drawing room at The Regency Town House in Brunswick Square. You come on your own (The Sunday Salon is definitely the kind of event that welcomes solo visitors) … Continue reading

May 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ghost short story workshop sold out in 24 hours…so we added a new date

Feel a bit flabbergasted about how quickly our Ghost Short Story workshop at the Regency Town House in Hove sold out (but quietly delighted that I found a reason to … Continue reading

September 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Coming soon…a Ghost Story workshop on how to chill readers to the bone but what to call it…?

In a Regency town house rich in history and atmosphere I will be running a ghost story workshop with artist and printmaker Jill Vigis this October.  After a private and … Continue reading

August 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Advice to school students from Kurt Vonnegut

Heard about the letter that Kurt Vonnegut sent to a  group of High School students in New York, but have only just come across this video created by Dogtooth Films, … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Brighton afternoon of books and tea drinking with the city’s best selling authors (and me)

THE DATE is Saturday May 18th. TIME 2.30 pm to 5 pm. THE PLACE  is SUNSHINE ART CAFE in Hove Street, near the sea and the station. More details HERE … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · 3 Comments