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Nominate a Regency

Is there a special Regency out there that made you throw it across the room?

Do you want to issue a special challenge to us to find all the errors in a particular book?

If so, nominate a title!

Leave us the author, title, publisher, and publication date (and website, if any) in the comments. If it’s an old or out of print book, we’ll do our best to find it (alternatively, you can send it to us and we’ll return it when we’re done, or we’ll include it in one of our giveaways).

Bring it on!

5 Responses to “Nominate a Regency”

    • Queen of Hats

      Oh, yeah. That one’s gold, especially for the comment (after a criticism of history in a review!) that essentially said, “It’s fiction. Historical facts do not need to be accurate.”

  1. Nancy

    Venetia Murray’s Elegant Madness which was also published as High Society.
    Google it and look at the criticisms on the Regency ring.
    We were going to discuss it on a list once but got bogged down with the more than 50 errors in the first chapter alone.
    Title errors abound in regencies as well as errors of peerage and inheritance.
    One error one sees every where is introducing a peer as Lord George Someone , Earl of Somewhere.
    When I mentioned this to an author she said her copy editor insisted in it.
    An equal error is adding Lady to the first name of a wife of a baronet through Duke.
    I try to forget the titles of books containing many errors.

    • Queen of Hats

      Hi Nancy — I was on the Regency list way back when and remember! It is problematic, because I think there are a lot of people who perhaps have read that and maybe the Carolly Erickson book, and it’s just such a superficial glimpse that resulting novels are a mess.

      I read a Regency once — I want to say it was a Signet — that had “okay” in it.

      • Miss Givings

        I stopped reading one Regency recently at “okay”, but I think I actually did finish one that had “Hi there.” And even “Hello” itself is an anachronism, I believe, although not one that is likely to bother as many readers.


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