Author has written 8 stories for Downton Abbey, Merlin, and Sherlock.
Twenty eight year old Ph.D. student in British Literature. My main area of interest is British Women Writers of the late 18th and early 19th Century. Namely, the wonderful and complex Jane Austen. No, I don't call her Jane or refer to myself as a Janeite, as we're not actually acquianted. The term I prefer: Austenite, first coined by E.M. Forester in the early 1900's. My username is a combination of my favorite peerage title and the Austen heroine I consider myself most like.
Due to my occupation, I am quite the anglophile. I drink a LOT of tea and am able to speak a proper British accent (only do this for fun, not as a ridiculous opportunity for pretension) and slang. I also read books on British culture and of course, watch BBC /ITV programs/period pieces. My friends and significant other find my intense and obsessive love for the country across the pond a bit creepy but mostly adorable.
Overall, this is a great community of writers and readers, I have come to enjoy both receiving and giving feedback. My own writing in the past couple of years has become so academic and stuffy, it's nice to write something for fun. Currently I am working on my dissertation, so I find the need to blow off some extra steam here.
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