Welcome to Moorgate Books

My name is Diane H. Morris and I publish Regency-era historical novels through this website. My first two novels, Rosings Park and Cousin Anne, are based on Jane Austen’s beloved story Pride and Prejudice and follow Miss Anne de Bourgh’s romantic adventures. I have released two books in my trilogy: Ravaging the Dead (Book 1) and Naught but Butchers (Book 2). I plan to release Book 3, No Hallowed Ground, this summer. The trilogy, titled Surgeon’s Duty, explores a rather ignoble time in medicine when body-snatchers dug up newly buried bodies and delivered the cadavers to the hospital surgeons, who used them to study anatomy.

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Thanks, Mary Balogh, for Your Delightful Stories!

Here's a confession: I have read Mary Balogh's novel Slightly Dangerous for the second time this year. That's not a particularly embarrassing admission, for my log indicates that I first read it in February or thereabouts, and finished reading it again last week,...

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Surgery Was Also Awful for Regency Surgeons

Surgery Was Also Awful for Regency Surgeons

Regency-era surgery was awful for patients, but it was also awful for surgeons. Surgeons performed operations to save lives, even while knowing their skill caused extreme pain. Surgery without Anesthesia During the Regency era (which lasted from about 1789 to 1830)...

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Quotations Used in My Novelette Cousin Anne

Quotations Used in My Novelette Cousin Anne In this blog I list the quotations used in my novelette Cousin Anne. I posted them here instead of adding them to the back matter as I usually do. Choosing this route avoided any worries about altering the book cover's...

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