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Joined 09-27-08, id: 1703080, Profile Updated: 08-14-20
Author has written 5 stories for Scarlet Pimpernel, and Pride and Prejudice.

I am an old fart, living in England, and writing for my own pleasure.

I have loved The Scarlet Pimpernel since I read the book at the age of 11 and for years wrote fanfiction, especially prequels, in my head. It is only recently that I have discovered that I am not alone on this and have found as a home for my scribblings.

I am available as a beta reader in this and any other 19thC-based British fandom since, unlike many here, I know the difference between peaked, peeked and piqued; their, there and they're, hair, heir and hare and that the word "gotten" should appear in British fics only in the phrases "ill-gotten gains" and "That's another fine mess you've gotten me into".

I have just embarked on my first Jane Austen fic, and think it might be time for me to set out how I work.

I re-read every already published chapter when I sit down to write a new one. I do not hesitate to edit the old chapters and heartily recommend my readers (you dear, brave, souls) to start from the beginning before you read any new additions, or at least start a few chapters back.

The disadvantage of this scheme is, of course, that the early chapters are much the best edited of the opus but at least some of them have the advantage of scrutiny.

I can confirm that "Fair Stands the Wind" has been withdrawn for publication and has been published under the pseudonym "Catherine Lodge.

"A New Beginning" has also been withdrawn and is being prepared for publication under the same penname. I'll update this when it's available. Many thanks to the kind people who took the time to read and review. It was more encouraging than you can probably imagine.

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Carrie reviews
Why is Caroline Bingley the way she is? One possible reason. All comment gladly accepted - especially if you don't like it. Only one chapter - I hate the phrase one-shot
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,118 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 8 - Published: 2/26/2013 - Complete
The End of the Beginning reviews
Sequel to "A New Beginning" - a wedding night for those of my readers who complained there wasn't one. This story was originally posted without the last few paragraphs,sorry. These have now been replaced - please read again!
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,020 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 413 - Follows: 70 - Published: 6/14/2009 - Complete
The Birthday Ball reviews
Follows the Letters from France series below and takes place at the ball in honour of Lady Blakeney's Birthday. But where is her husband, the Prince of Dandies?
Scarlet Pimpernel - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,622 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/12/2008 - Complete
Letters from France reviews
Letters home from a man in love with his own wife. I have suffered from writer's block for some months, this is my effort to overcome it on an "anything is better than nothing" basis. *All* comment welcome as I attempt to post a letter a day.
Scarlet Pimpernel - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 4,966 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 10/9/2008 - Published: 10/4/2008 - Complete
Wedding Night and Wedding Morn reviews
On board The Day Dream, and man and a woman reach out to each other.
Scarlet Pimpernel - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,823 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/30/2008 - Complete