Category Archives: Love & Marriage

Book Review: A Royal Affair

A Royal Affair:  George III And His Scandalous Siblings, by Stella Tillyard George III was about as successful a father to his own breed of scandalous children as he was a surrogate father to his siblings and a symbolic father … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Russian Girl

The Russian Girl, by Kingsley Amis This book finds Kingsley Amis deep in his late-career misogyny, filled with a dark and sometimes cruel wit about people who range from slightly sympathetic to deeply and hauntingly odd.  That is not to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lost Tudor Princess

The Lost Tudor Princess:  The Life Of Lady Margaret Douglas It is easy enough to understand how it was that the life of Lady Margaret Douglas was forgotten, relatively speaking.  It is true that she was related to a great … Continue reading

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Endogamy Revisited

In a previous essay [1], I explored the phenomenon of pedigree collapse as occurred in one of my family lines.  Having found another spectacular case of this in a different line of my family, where where one Sara Quackenbush had … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lost In Austen

Lost In Austen:  Create Your Own Jane Austen Adventure, by Emma Campbell Webster This book was amusing.  If you are a fan of Jane Austen’s novels, and the author assumes that the reader is going to identify with Elizabeth Bennet … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Private Diary of Mr. Darcy

The Private Diary Of Mr. Darcy, by Maya Slater This novel falls prey to one of the main failings of novels about the Regency era written by contemporary writers, and that is the tendency to be cynical about the virtue … Continue reading

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Book Review: Darcy’s Story

Darcy’s Story, by Janet Aylmer This book does something worthwhile that is harder to do than it might seem at first, and that is to rearrange and reframe the story of Pride & Prejudice while retaining as much as possible … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy: The Last Man In The World

Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy:  The Last Man In The World, by Abigail Reynolds This particular book is a Pride & Prejudice Variation, where the author has chosen to change Pride & Prejudice at a point and then explore a changed scenario … Continue reading

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Turning Aside After Satan: Apostasy In 1 Timothy 5

It is striking and more than a little bit unusual that Paul refers to widows turning aside after Satan, and although Paul comments about Satan/the devil often in scripture, as we have repeatedly seen, this context is sufficiently novel and … Continue reading

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Satan And The Temptation Of Sexual Sin In 1 Corinthians 7

We find an unusual reference to Satan, if not so unusual given the concerns against sexual immorality that are so common among contemporary believers, in 1 Corinthians 7:1-9.  While it is not my intent here to discuss the context and … Continue reading

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