Nicky Penttila

About me

Nicky Penttila writes regency-set historical novels set in England and Spain.

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Evernight supports education for girls

Evernight, the first publisher that took a chance on me, is running a cool charity drive this week: The money from every book sold will be donated to World Vision’s Education for Girls Fund. This is the second year Evernight has done a weeklong donation; last year was for breast-cancer research.…

Online trove for Austenites

The British Library has scanned many of its artifacts by and about Jane Austen, including this manuscript page from Persuasion (my fave): (I love the mark-ups: No one’s first draft is perfect.) In addition to images of papers and other physical items, the Library has essays on Jane and topics in her…

An 1810 version of Cinderella

The Open Library has scanned a child’s storybook from 1810 telling the tale of Cinderella while updating her wardrobe to the latest styles. Oddly, the last part of the story seems rushed, as if the printer ran out of pages, so there is no big happy ending.

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