A Regency Guide to Modern Life
1800s Advice on 21st Century Love, Friends, Fun and More
by Carly Lane
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Pub Date 07 Feb 2023 | Archive Date 29 Aug 2023
What would Darcy do? How can you be more Bridgerton? Take the Regency approach and be prepared for anything life throws at you—from dates to duels, from manners to matters of the heart. You’ll soon find yourself the catch of the season.
Sick of indecent proposals from untrustworthy rakes? Be more discerning with your dance card and swipe right on only the most eligible and dashing suitors.
Does a rival at work keep trying to metaphorically (or literally) trip you up in front of the boss? Learn to sidestep petty rivalries using the rules of the Regency ballroom.
Whether you want to avoid scandal, or embrace it, keep your name out of the gossip columns and group chats with this modern take on the rules of polite society.
Putting a fresh spin on real Regency etiquette advice, A Regency Guide to Modern Life is a tongue-in-cheek handbook to navigating friendship, dating, work, summer holidays, social events, self-confidence and more—the perfect gift for fans of period dramas and Jane Austen.
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Average rating from 21 members
Any Bridgerton fan worth their salt knows about Lady Whistledown and her gossip column. But what would happen if, say, that column were less about deconstructing the flaws of the ton, and more about giving readers the advice they need to navigate the often turbulent landscape known as "society"? That's where you get Carly Lane's A Regency Guide to Modern Life.
A Regency Guide to Modern Life is an extremely cute, fun read, feeling like a spiritual successor to Meg Cabot's Princess Diaries Guide to Life that was so instrumental to me as a tween. The book dispenses practical, bite-size life advice, complemented with vivid illustrations.
Lane's love of romance novels, and of the Regency era really pop out in the writing style, evident in the little winks and references her fictional Lady A makes as she guides the reader through troubles related to romance, work and friendship.
<i> A Regency Guide to Modern Life is available February 7. Special thank you to Netgalley for an advance copy for review purposes </i>
This is a fun, quick read. The illustrations are completely adorable and the advice itself is solid!
An interesting look at how Austen can be helpful advice for the modern life. As well as giving it a humorous look.
This is a fun, beautifully illustrated agony aunt type of guide with advice from your good Regency friend on anything from dating apps (or 'courtship applications' as she calls them) to being ghosted ('do you mean you are being haunted right now?'). Each page has a problem and a solution, and topics range from love to friends to family to work to personal growth. I can't imagine reading this cover to cover in one sitting but this is enjoyable.
Thank you so much to NetGalley and Carly Lane for providing me with a complimentary digital ARC for A Regency Guide to Modern Life coming out February 7, 2023. The honest opinions expressed in this review are my own.
This book explores modern life with lessons from the regency era, inspired by Austen and Bridgerton. What would Jane do when it comes to courtship? How would Darcy handle social situations at parties? This book takes the Regency approach when it comes to manners and matters of the heart.
It offers advice on how to handle untrustworthy rakes and dashing suitors. Learn how to deal with rivalries using the rules of the Regency ballroom. A Regency Guide to Modern Life is a tongue-in-cheek handbook to navigating friendship, dating, work, summer holidays, social events, self-confidence and more—the perfect gift for fans of period dramas and Jane Austen.
Overall, I loved this book! It was short and to the point, but offered a lot of good advice. It covered all aspects of life. I enjoyed that it showed different relationships such as with friends, boyfriends and husbands. It also has advice for single people or people in the workforce. I loved that it had advice about keeping good relationships and learning how to be healthy and happy in life.
I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys advice books featuring regency life!
A cute gift idea for the right fan! The writing is quaint, and the humor enough to get by on the novelty. While I would not order a case, I can see a display with this thrilling the right younger fan of Bridgerton.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the advanced digital copy.
This book was really funny and entertaining. I definitely recommend it! The characters were hilarious and well-developed at the same time. I wasn't bored for a single moment.
Such a cute, fun book! Essentially imagine if Bridgerton's Lady Whistledown handed out advice - and had way less of a snarky bite. A Regency Guide to Modern Life's Lady A offers advice on friends, family, dating, work, and how to be your best self, all with a fun 1800s spin.
The advice throughout is practical, if a little shallow, and this little book was a delight to read. The winks and nods at the differences between the Regency Era of the early 1800s and today kept a smile on my face, as did the narrative voice. The illustrations are also super cute, with plenty of diversity and the hilarious juxtaposition of modern activities with people in Regency dress.
All in all, a joyful, quick read that would probably make a great gift!