Today I’m prepared to announce that I’ve got a Regency Resource compendium coming out in the next month or two. It will be called: JANE AUSTEN SHOPPED HERE. It’s stuffed full of fun and interesting facts about London’s confines and her past, with a special emphasis on the Regency era in which Jane Austen wrote her novels.
Today’s extract: ballad-sellers. These were old women or children (sometimes men) who sang in the street for coins. They provided a way by which new songs and/or lyrics could be learned by low and grand alike.
Need a plot idea? How about a missing heiress who styles herself as a ballad-seller in order to keep crumbs on the table?

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