Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Mansfield Park: Travel

H: Watson, ol' boy, to what adventure does this train take us to this fine day?

W: None, sir. We are to attend a fine dinner with the Bertrams at Mansfield Park.

H: No sleuthing of any sort involved?

W: I'm afraid this will be a benign affair. Although, as I recall, Mr Bertram did mention that there would be a theatrical - a viewing of his production of Lovers' Vows.

H: Lovers' Vows?

W: Indeed. The Betram boys, Miss Bertram and their neighbors The Crawfords are to participate.

H: I'm shocked. I can't believe that Sir Thomas would allow such a scandalous play.

W: I heard Sir Thomas is in Antigua at present attending to his business. As the saying goes... when the cat's away...

H: Then we are really in for it, eh. By the way, did you pack my handbook in the valise? For you never know when it may come in handy.


Follow Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson
to the dinner party at
Mansfield Park, June 24-27, 2010


AND don't forget to pack your detective handbook for this journey!

What say you?

You have not?

You have none?

Well then, we should remedy that...

*** Sherlock Holmes Book Giveaway ***

Courtesy of Quirk Books:

The Sherlock Holmes Handbook
The Methods and Mysteries of the World's Greatest Detective
by Ransom Riggs
-for 3 winners

For every reader who has dreamt of solving crimes the old-fashioned way.

Inside readers will discover:
-How to Decode Ciphers
-How to Analyze Fingerprints--without computers
-How to Outwit a Criminal Mastermind
-How to Disguise Yourself
-And much more!

Along the way, readers will discover a host of trivia about the master detective and his universe: How was the real Scotland Yard organized? Was cocaine really legal back then? And why were the British so terrified of Australia?

Open to all.

Offer ends: July 31, 2010


Fancy yourself living during the Regency period on property of your own. Would it be an abbey, castle, manor, park, etc.

Comment below with your email and tell me...

What would be the name of your home?

Donwell Abbey
Northanger Abbey
Mansfield Park
Thornton Lacey

Need help with a name?

Go to the Regency name generator. And then tack on one of these to the end (or not): abbey, castle, manor, park, etc.

I came up with the Pasley Manor.

Your turn...


Contest has ended - winner is here



* image source Holmes and Watson from
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
ADVENTURE VI. - The Adventure of Silver Blaze
by A. Conan Doyle

* part of my Jane in June

* make sure to check out the main site for Book Rat's - Jane in June for all the reviews, interviews and giveaways galore!!!

* part of my Marple Poirot Holmes Challenge

~ Mansfield Park schedule ~


  1. I would definitely reside at Mansfield Park, since my last name is Mans. And you are welcome at my Mulberry Manor anytime!
    Best regards,

    Freda Mans

  2. I'm ready for this journey!
    Mine is Minerva Castle. Love the name!

    Thank you for this giveaway, Velvet! :)

  3. I would really enjoy reading The Sherlock Holmes handbook in my parlor at Cecilia
    deLisle Manor.
    The generator gave me that name.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  4. I would name my home Paisley Hill Manor. I love Sherlock Holmes and have read many of the books and have seen a few of the movies. He was a mastermind at finding out who done it..
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  5. Used the Regency Name Generator and I loved what I got: Montgomery Park!
    And the handbook looks awesome! Thank you for the giveaway.

    entrelibros_blog at

  6. Loved the Regency Name Generator - played with it and finally came up with:

    Kitteridge Cliffs!!!

    Don't enter me for this one, V ... I just wanted to play along lol

  7. Haha, again a fun game :-)

    I'm called Lady Iris Seyton and I reside at Brightmore Manor. :-p

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. Lenthall Manor. You'll have to visit sometime.

    carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

  9. My Name: Nevey Berry

    Le.Vanity.Victorienne (at) Gmail (dot) Com *I've changed my email*

    My Home: Regan Hawkes

  10. My name: Louisa Church
    My home: Cowanwray Manor

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  11. Mine would be penny manor.

  12. mine would be cranfield manor...

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

  13. Come by and visit me at: Wolfenchester Castle.

  14. Charlotte Abbey.

  15. The essential Sherlock Holmes fangirl would relish reading the handbook at Diogenes Park.



  16. My name is Eve Fox and I reside at Bladen Manor.


  17. Pleasance Manor

    How neat, I LOVE Regency. It is my favorite

  18. I would live at Donwell Abbey and my name would be Frances Brigman~


  19. I would be living at Middle Manor.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  20. Enter Please!!! I would choose to live in a Manor and call it something along the lines of Rawdon Manor.



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