Nana Scrappy, by Ryan Cochrane

“Life was good, Nana Scrappy was thinking to herself as she poured another cup of herbal tea.” Mawson’s Guardian Mark says: With her lovely house, her careful routines, and her beautiful garden cared for by Eugene O’Squirrel, Nana’s life is indeed good. She is even going to be awarded for her superb home grown cabbages. […]

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Suitable Gifts for Writer-Bears

Fellow Baffled Ones of this befuddled but bright world, It’s Me, Mawson, writer-bear of It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In. You may be baffled about what to give a writer (or bear) for a gift.  Here’s Me and I happen to have some presents. What could they be? Oh this is grand. A pen! Just the […]

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Chivalrous Readers, Thank You from Mawson Bear

Thanks to our many chivalrous helper and reviewers including: Emma of FNM Book Reviews. Comforting, like an old security blanket Pauline Dewberry and Casey Cat and Gibbs Cat of Thedailymews.com and Live well, Being Happy. who said, Absolutely lovely; so sweet and poignant. It makes my heart sing. Michael Bernal on Goodreads.  I was quite surprised by […]

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Georgette Heyer: Meticulous craftswoman

The Tedettes are absorbing the novels of the Queen of Regency Romance, Georgette Heyer. They’re learning about their heroine from Jane Aiken Hodges biography.  It’s called  The Private World of Georgette Heyer  (Quotes from the Chivers 1984 edition). Hodge’s Foreword:  “She was .. an immensely skilled and meticulous craftswoman.  She did her best to conceal her high […]

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The Private World of Georgette Heyer, by Jane Aiken Hodge

Considered queen of the Regency romance, Georgette Heyer is one of the most beloved historical novelists of our time. As Hodge states in the Foreword of her biography: ” She gave her name to a recognisable genre of fiction”. Thrilled by Jane Austen’s books, the Tedettes looked about for more Regency novels. They’ve now got their paws […]

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The Tedettes Discover The Georgette Heyer Heroes

Thrilled by Jane Austen’s novels, the Tedettes looked about for more books on the Regency. Their house (like every house, surely) turned out to be a treasure trove of novels by Georgette Heyer.  They also got their paws on Jane Aiken Hodges biography,  The Private World of Georgette Heyer  (Chivers 1984 edition). Heroes Georgette Heyer created […]

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Valiant Reader, Brave Deeds Await You

Mawson Bear’s Guardian writes: Your mission, Noble Reader, should you choose to accept it, is to challenge the Dark Lord that holds all Writers (and one Writer-Bear) in its thrall. Only the trusty keyboard of the Doughty Reader can quell this Fearful Thing. But what, you wonder, could this Horror be? It’s dread name, gentle […]

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