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Motherhood and Middlemarch: The trials of baby bathtime

Motherhood and Middlemarch: The trials of baby bathtime

Dear Erica, I just had a baby, and he is the most beautiful, adorable baby boy in the whole world(not biased at all of course!) My sister is now visiting and meeting him for the first time. Although I...

Why are we so good at giving advice, but so bad at applying it to our own lives?  As EM Forster explains 'Life is easy to chronicle, but bewildering to practice.'

Why are we so good at giving advice, but so bad at applying it to our own lives? As EM Forster explains 'Life is easy to chronicle, but bewildering to practice.'

Dear Erica Why is it so much easier to see what others should do in their love lives? My best friend is engaged to this banker who is totally wrong for her and I know she still loves her ex-boyfriend....

Dust and Gossip:  What would Elizabeth von Arnim say to a meddling busybody?

Dust and Gossip: What would Elizabeth von Arnim say to a meddling busybody?

Dear Erica, My husband’s widowed aunt is staying with us for the next two weeks, and she is driving me mad. Although she never had children of her own, she’s constantly commenting on my children’s ter...

How do you get your boyfriend to propose?  Some tips from Ali Wong and Jane Austen.

How do you get your boyfriend to propose? Some tips from Ali Wong and Jane Austen.

Dear Erica, I’ve been with my boyfriend for 3 years now and I want to know how get him to propose. We’re definitely on the same page when it comes to long-term plans, but it just hasn’t translated int...

The 19th century Frenemy - Jane Austen's Lucy Steele found in Florida

The 19th century Frenemy - Jane Austen's Lucy Steele found in Florida

Dear Erica, I am a Freshman at FIU and I’m beginning to be suspicious of my roommate(let’s call her Nikki). I started dating a guy six months ago, and Nikki always manages to flirt with him when we go...

Emily Bronte, Dave Chappelle, and #Metoo:  What can Heathcliff teach us about monsters like Harvey Weinstein?

Emily Bronte, Dave Chappelle, and #Metoo: What can Heathcliff teach us about monsters like Harvey Weinstein?

Dear Erica, I am amazed and furious that men in power have been able to get away with such horrific behaviour for so long. How do you think the writers you talk about would respond to the #Metoo mov...

What would Jane Austen say about your brilliant friend's less than brilliant fiance?

What would Jane Austen say about your brilliant friend's less than brilliant fiance?

Dear Erica, My best friend just got engaged and I don’t know what to do. Her fiance is nice enough, and he treats her well, but I just don’t think he’s good enough for her. I don’t mean to be a snob, ...

Why does revisiting our old haunts never feel quite right? What insights can Elizabeth Gaskell give us about the impact of change?

Why does revisiting our old haunts never feel quite right? What insights can Elizabeth Gaskell give us about the impact of change?

Dear Erica, I recently went back to my old home in Gloucestershire. My parents sold the house when I was in Uni, and I’ve not been back in nearly fifteen years but we were driving through and I decide...

Dreading a visit from some old friends?   Heed Elizabeth von Arnim's wise words and you might just have a fabulous time!

Dreading a visit from some old friends? Heed Elizabeth von Arnim's wise words and you might just have a fabulous time!

Dear Erica, I’m having some old friends to stay next weekend, and although I adore them, I’m rather dreading it.  I just don't want us to get on each other's nerves.  Do you have any advice? Nervous i...