Welcome to The World and Books of The Merriweather Chronicles!
I assume that, having arrived at this website, you are either friends or family (greetings!), or perhaps someone who has stumbled across the Chronicles and was curious to discover if someone so clearly steeped in the early 19th century was capable of functioning in the 21st. The answer is: barely, and by no means easily. I persisted, however, out of a desire for three things:
1. A place to post certain items that I could not get into the books for one reason or another (like my helpful little map, which both ebook versions of Letters to Julia refused to translate into legibility).
2. A platform to list a more extensive bibliography for any history-minded person who has the time and inclination to pursue it.
3. A resource for any interested-but-not-yet committed soul who wants to find out more about the Chronicles before actually plonking down any money on it. (Though Letters from Bath should be available for free on smashwords; a fact that Amazon may or may not have discovered and run with.)
And that’s really all there is to it. As for anyone who may already have waded through Letters to Julia and, being a glutton for punishment, is wondering about ‘the next one’–I have only this to say: it will be shorter. Right now I am eyeing an incident in Bath that took place about 3 or 4 years after LTJ, mainly involving Clive and Stacey. But we’ll see. It looks a little sketchy, especially given the prolixity of the first two books…
April 2017 update: “The next one” is finally here. Both paper and digital versions should be available before May. Now, it is only a matter of trying to remember my various social media passwords so I can update any of my faithful readers who may not have quite given up hope of a sequel. As promised, it is much shorter…