The London Season

Sharon Lathan

Sharon Lathan is the best-selling author of The Darcy Saga, a ten-volume sequel series to Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.

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Jessica Washer

All of it sounds so fun and exciting! I love when books point out the huge difference between country hours and town hours. Who gets up at sunrise or shortly after when you’ve been partying until 3 am?

Joana Starnes

What a wonderful post! Thanks Sharon. Great to see what was happening when. And those lovely images! Wish we could time-travel!


Fabulous I would love to try a London season, don’t think I could do it every year though!

Donna Hatch, Regency Historical Romance Author

It sounds absolutely exhausting. As a late teen, I would have loved it, but I’m so glad I don’t have to do all that to help my daughter find a husband!

Stephanie L

I’ve wondered what months the Season covered. Interesting. I think I would be very akin to Darcy and be unwilling to leave my country estate for that dizzy mad dash. 😉


Loved the cartoon!

Jennifer Redlarczyk

Well, I probably wouldn’t last too long in that era without the modern conveniences, but I would love to sit in a box at the opera, go to the theater and the balls, the Kew Gardens, shop on Bond street for some handmade accessories and just maybe, for a lark, be presented. ~jen red~


And to think that this May (the 9th) will be the 200th anniversary of Mansfield Park.


Gosh! I should think everyone was exhausted at the end of a season, not least from the constant changes of outfit needed during the day for the ladies. No wonder that, apart from the increasing heat making the city increasingly unpleasant, the gentry were happy to retire to a gentler pace of life on their country estates.

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