Novel Gallery ~ A Darcy Christmas
The special Christmas Novella for The Darcy Saga Sequel Series by Sharon Lathan Published in October 2010 The full anthology can be purchased in print, or my novella individually in eBook format. For more information click here: A Darcy Christmas
This gallery is sectioned to correspond with the nine vignettes comprising the “chapters” of the novella.
*WARNING: Images are in order as the story unfolds in the novella and are provided for visual enhancement. They may contain spoilers!
**NOTE: Each image can be clicked for a larger view.
Noella, turning 8
Audrey Faine Bethann Darcy, 4 ½
Lizzy with baby Nathaniel, 4 months old
Audrey's namesake: St Ætheldreda [Æthelthryth], holding a book and a flower, at the beginning of her benediction. From a 963-984 manuscript.
Four scenes from the life of St Ætheldreda, 7th c. Abbess of Ely, on an 1455 tapestry
"The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon" by Washington Irving. 1820 first edition to the left.
Yule Log, or "clog" description
dressed Yule Log
"Bringing in the Yule Log" by Angus McBride
Guitar, 1850, Italian
Baroque book of guitar music
"The Merry Fidler" by Gerrit van Hornthorst, 1623
a peacock, wild & free
male peacock proudly showing his plumage
hot, spiced apple cider and gingersnap cookies
Holy Bible, an 19th century edition
reading the Christmas story from Matthew's gospel
Darcys leave Pemberley on Christmas Eve
Noella, 12 on Christmas Day
Audrey, 8 ½
Thomas, the youngest Darcy at nearly 2, stays home safe with Mrs. Hanford
snowy road and trees on the way to Matlock
Rivallain, ancestral home of the Matlock family
Family gathering on Christmas Eve
dinner hour at Rivallain includes plum pudding, of course
Twelve Days of Christmas, a "memories & forfeit" game
bonfire party at Hogslow
minstrels playing dance tunes
long tables laden with food
Games being played: Blind Man's Bluff
Snapdragon, a challenge relished by Michael & Noella!
Boar's Head Feast, an Oxford tradition at Christmas
etching of a Medieval Boar's Head Procession
Another Darcy's bedchamber
Audrey, 14 ½
Thomas, almost 8
The ballroom decorated with the first Pemberley Christmas tree!
assorted 19th c. ornaments
holders for tree candles and authentic silver tinsel
Weihnachtsmarkt, traditional German Christmas markets
Fiona Lathrop, daughter of Stephen & Amelia Lathrop
Hugh Pomeroy, son of Lady Simone Fotherby-Fitzwilliam
comfrey poultice for Michael . . .
who enjoys the sport of pugilism!
Lord & Lady Essenton playing holiday music
Pemberley's halls are decked!
Pemberley foyer adorned as well
For Darcy . . . a special gift from Elizabeth
And they lived happily ever after, the family Darcy in Pemberley