Friday, November 20, 2009

Pemberley Ball - Party Activities

As you dine on appetizers and take dainty sips from your punch. You look about the room.

In such a setting, would you be

-playing cards
-being a wallflower
-or other?

*source for regency ladies
from The Darcy Connection
by Elizabeth Aston
Published: 2008

Description from the amazon:
In The Darcy Connection, Mr. Collins of Pride and Prejudice is now the Bishop of Ripon, living with his wife, Charlotte, and their two daughters, who have reached marriageable age. The elder, another Charlotte, is extraordinarily beautiful, and her parents hope her looks and connections will ensure a brilliant marriage. Her sister, Eliza, while not as handsome, possesses a lively intelligence that, in Mr. Collins's opinion, is too like her godmother, Mrs. Darcy.

In London, Charlotte's beauty wins her many admirers, despite her small fortune. But Eliza's wit and attempts to interfere in what she considers an unsuitable marriage for her sister infuriate her family and Charlotte's suitor -- until Eliza herself meets her match. New and old fans alike will relish this witty, romantic, thoroughly entertaining novel from a highly talented author.


  1. Alas, I would be a wallflower. At least, at first. Maybe after awhile I'd work up the courage to do some dancing!

  2. Always dancing!!! And in my single days, I could be quite the flirt (harmless, of course) I learned how to use my eyes very well. It's all being approachable and making a young man feel comfortable around you ~~ Lady Anne

    This book sounds great!

  3. I, too, would start out sinking into the woodwork. Takes a bit for me to warm up at a party. Then I would do a little bit of everything.
    -Lady Vee

  4. Ahh, dancing. I love to dress up.

    Of course, I do enjoy a hand of cards too.

    Lady Eleanor

  5. Hmmm...I'm definitely a wallflower, even with Lord Archibald, but I think I would start to warm up and maybe play some cards...I would have to settle for a dashing young man to dance with since my dear Lord Archibald has two left feet!

    This book does sound fun!

    Lady Godiva;}

  6. I am, generally speaking, a wallflower but, if a nice gentleman with a proper character, asked me to stand up with him I would not be adverse to the idea. I would take to cards durring the dancing should I be without partner for a particular dance as I am a brilliant whist player.

  7. I'm almost always a wallflower, but some stimulating conversation would be excellent. And if that conversation leads to dancing, I'd most certainly like that!

    Lady Cromwell

  8. I would spend a lot of time observing everyone else. I enjoy watching and studying people and I guess I am a little like Elizabeth Bennet in that I like to determine people's characters. However, after doing that for about an hour or so I would be eager to do some dancing, providing of course that I find a partner who knows how to dance...

    Miss Elizabeth Jane Knightley

  9. I would be gossiping demurely behind my fan, of course. Your English customs are so...quaint.

    Misté la Marquessa

  10. I'm dancing alone in the now empty ballroom.
    *I can hear music comming out of the woodwork*

    Ah, there lies a lost ballbook under the curtain... whoot!


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