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Donna Fletcher Crow

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Donna Fletcher Crow (US) is the author of forty-some books, mostly novels dealing with the history of British Christianity. She is the author of The Monastery Murders series; The Lord Danvers Victorian True-Crime series; The Elizabeth & Richard literary mysteries, GLASTONBURY,A Novel of the Holy Grail and more.

Fay Sampson

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Fay Sampson (UK) is a writer of adult and children's fiction and non-fiction, including A MALIGNANT HOUSE, #2 in the Susie Fewings series, a British Crime Club Pick.

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A Visit with Tim Bullamore from Jane Austen's Regency World Magazine

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ October 24, 2014

 Have you ever wished you could get paid to live in Jane Austen's world? In some ways that seems to be what Tim Bullamore, publisher of the delightful Jane Austen's Regency World Magazine has accomplished. I met Tim and his magazine last year at the Jane Austen Society of North America AGM in Minneapolis. 

This year we met again at the same event in Montreal. After I told Tim how much I have enjoyed
my... Read More
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Crow/Crowe Family Migration to Nebraska

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ October 16, 2014

 I have enjoyed Fay Sampson's articles on this blog about how family research led to writing her excellent Suzie Fewings mystery series.  I'm doubtful that my foray into the Crow family past last week will lead to a mystery series for me— but then, you never know— and it has certainly led to increasing my already-alive appreciation for the heritage passed on to us by earlier generations and the importance of keeping that legacy alive.

So much of the Crow family heritage began in 1789 when John Wesley visited Clones, Ireland, and Christopher Crow  was converted under his preaching.  Our branch (well, my husband's actually, you understand) of Christopher Crow's family remains... Read More
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Crow/Crowe Family History from Canada

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ October 15, 2014

 Well, we always knew that the Crow/Crowe family settled in Peterborough, Ontario, when they emigrated from County Monaghan, Ireland, and then, a generation later hired a train along with the McCracken family and migrated to St. Paul, Nebraska, near Grand Island.  

And Stan had long said that when he had a chance he wanted to get to Peterborough to see what he could find about his ancestors. That chance finally came and today we learned fascinating information about the Crow(e) family history.
Our first stop was the Peterborough Museum and Archives where an archivist gave us the background narrative of the early settlement of the area and pointed out other places to visit. Key to the story is Peter Robinson, a Yorkshire man whose family first emigrated to Virginia in the 160... Read More
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Jane Austen Meeting: An Intellectual Feast

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ October 13, 2014

 Well, yes, certainly there is the fun... Read More

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By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ October 9, 2014

 A recent discussion thread on the DorothyL Listserve for mystery readers and writers has been to ask writers "How long will you keep writing?" My answer is: "As long as it's fun."

Well, retirement just moved a lot farther off. This weekend I am at the Jane Austen Society of North America AGM in Montreal promoting my literary suspense A Jane Austen Encounter and it's as much fun as I've ever had in my life. 

Delightful people, excellent speeches, a dance workshop with Stan, afternoon tea,... Read More

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Shaw Festival Continues to Delight

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ October 7, 2014


Our last day at the wonderful Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Great theatre and a lovely time relaxing. The examination of marriage continued today at the Courthouse Theatre with "The Charity That Began at Home" by St. John Hankin.





Hankin was one of London's leading playwrights a century ago, but is practically unknown today.  His works are making a comeback, however, at the Shaw Festival. In this "comedy for... Read More

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