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Donna Fletcher Crow, Novelist of British History, has written more than 50 books specializing in British Christianity. These books include: The Monastery Murders, clerical mysteries; Lord Danvers Investigates, Victorian true-crime; The Elizabeth and Richard series, literary suspense; and Glastonbury, The Novel of Christian England. She loves research and sharing you-are-there experiences with her readers.

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A traveling researcher engages people and places from Britain's past and present, drawing comparisons and contrasts between past and present for today's reader.

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Did Jane Austen Celebrate Thanksgiving?

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ November 17, 2023

A silly question, you say? Maybe or maybe not—hear me out.


Brenda Cox and Fashionable Goodness

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ November 4, 2022


Jane Austen Takes Viewers to Portsmouth and Lyme in Video Portrayals

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ October 28, 2022

"Hello, I'm Jane. I have recently made brief returns from Paradise to embrace your amazing YouTube video technology for taking my friends to places I loved during my time on Earth. Portsmouth and Lyme were places dear to my family and to me."


Jane Austen Portraits Reenacted and Reevaluated

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ October 20, 2022


Culinary Disaster and Success, Spatchcock Chicken Round 2

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ February 10, 2022

Well, OK, it’s really Round 3. Those who read my


Toasted Cheese--The Dish Purported to be a Jane Austen Favorite

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ January 31, 2022

On August 27, 1805, Jane Austen was staying at Goodnestone Park, the family home of her sister-in-law Elizabeth Bridges. Elizabeth’s brother Edward dropped in unexpectedly for a late dinner. Jane reported the occasion in a letter to her sister Cassandra: “It is impossible to do justice to the hospitality of his attentions towards me; he made a point of ordering toasted cheese for supper entirely on my account.”


Playtime for Janeites, Jane Austen Memorabilia

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ January 4, 2022

One of the wonderful things about being a lover of all things Jane Austen is that she can be appreciated on so many levels.


Did Jane Austen know Spatchcock Chicken? A Heritage Recipe for Your Christmas Dinner

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ December 21, 2021

Looking for something different and easy that your family will love for Christmas dinner? Try this Regency-period method of preparing a super-succulent chicken.


Was Jane Austen Vaccinated?

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ June 29, 2021


How English did Jane Austen Speak?

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ March 22, 2021


Jane Austen to Appear at Portsmouth Bookfest

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ January 20, 2021


A Turkey Jane Austen Might have Recognized, Part 2

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ December 28, 2020


A Turkey Jane Austen Would Recognize

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ November 28, 2020

I had decided. This Thanksgiving I would take it easy. We all know what a difficult year it has been, and only family members who live closest to us would be able to come for dinner. Definitely a good time to let the deli roast my turkey for me. 


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