Posted by: rearadmiral | April 20, 2016

Updated Book Schedule


Jan : Persuasion
Feb : Choose your own! 2/25
March: March Geraldine Brooks 3/25
April : The Reef Edith Wharton 4/29

May :
June : Jane Austen at Home Lucy Worsley 6/24
July :
Aug : Rachel Ray Anthony Trollope 8/5
Sept :
Oct : Emma l0/21
Nov : Ruth Elizabeth Gaskell 11/18
Dec :

Posted by: rearadmiral | December 2, 2018

12/2 Two weeks in review

From Austentatious Library:
Friendship. Sisterhood. Brotherhood. Love 😊
What are you gonna fill your day with Janeite? 😘 Have a happy Monday!
-Miss Laurie
#PrideandPrejudice #JaneAusten #2005Movie #ElizabethBennet #KeiraKnightley #JaneBennet #RosamundPike #FitzwilliamDarcy #MatthewMacfadyen #CharlesBingley #SimonWoods

Found via A Contrary Wind:…/less-landscape-more-dialogue-…

Never heard of her(no surprise!) but some fun/interesting answers:
“What’s your go-to classic? And your favorite book no one else has heard of?
My go-to classic is “Pride and Prejudice,” by Jane Austen. Is there a funnier portrait of anyone in literature than that of Lady Catherine de Bourgh? My favorite book very few other people have heard of is probably “Fashion Is Spinach,” by Elizabeth Hawes. This is a memoir of a fashion designer in the 1930s and Hawes’s critique of the fashion industry is blunt, sharp and wittily observed.”
“What moves you most in a work of literature?
Insightful, keen, even trenchant observations of the minutiae of everyday life. I love it when somebody else has recognized a tiny detail that has also struck me in some way.”
“What are your favorite movies or shows based on books?
“Clueless” (based on “Emma”) and “Mildred Pierce,” both the Joan Crawford and the Kate Winslet versions.
“You’re organizing a literary dinner party. Which three writers, dead or
alive, do you invite?
Jane Austen, Edith Wharton and Charlotte Brontë. All the ladies in the house! Well, think of how lovely that dinner party would be! Unless Charlotte Brontë made it spooky.”
Austen in Boston: Oh my goodness! Tension between those three much????…/rev…/ellie-kemper-by-the-book.html

The Marble Faun Books & Gifts
Happy Birthday, Jane Austen! Online Sale
20% off Jane Austen Collection
Use Promo Code: HAPPYBDAYJANE2018 at checkout
Good from December 1 – December 16, 2018
(Please allow extra time for cards as they are printed on demand and hand-glittered, and jewelry, as it is also crafted on demand.)–PUcRFju6hWiVWs77xeNJBwD_kbQ20wWMcuXK4w4dz12klECym81SQ&__tn__=-UC-R

Found via Jane Austen Fan Fiction(JAFF):

Guest Review: “Madison McTavish and Grandma’s Missing Ring” by Heather Brothers

For those who have/will cook/bake yesterday and today…we salute you!…/a.17580442577…/2155409497810891/…

Hahaha…the power of films.…/a.44462684232…/1453945364729944/…

Posted by: rearadmiral | November 19, 2018

11/19 4 score and 7 wks in review? Pt 1?

Dateline: Gettysburg, PA?

Found via Jane Austen Fan Cub:
Ellie Bennett shared her first post.
“Jane Austen in Alton, close to Henry Austen’s bank.”

Found via JASNA – North Texas:

Posted by: rearadmiral | October 28, 2018

10/28 October the last


Umm…wow! Found via All Things Jane Austen:

An Accomplished Woman’s Guide
Caroline Cogitates: Thought for the Day

Perhaps I underestimated the value of a muddy petticoat as a silent plea for a larger and more attentive staff of servants. It certainly suggests a thoughtlessness for the wearying labour of one’s laundry maid.

An oldie but goodie…..

Found via the Jane Austen Fan Club:
Samuel Keele is with Jane Austen at Longbourn.
Heathfield, United Kingdom
“I am certain Green Tea should be served to those neighbors ‘who could not be detested enough’ in Longbourn.”…/a.60486496633…/1190719624416995/…

“The sea represents change and passionate fulfillment-Frank Churchill and Jane Fairfax fall in love at Weymouth. But given her father’s intransigent position, Emma while single is unlikely to see the sea…When Mr Knightley moves into the Field of the Heart, Emma will suffer no more ‘intellectual solitude’. Moreover, as you will all remember, their marriage is immediately followed by a ‘fortnight’s absence in a tour to the sea-side’. Hooray! That interior landscape that is Emma’s mind is to be refreshed by sea breezes, and expanded to new and far horizons.”
– pg 106 Juliet McMaster in the essay ‘Emma: The Geography of a Mind’ in “Jane Austen’s Emma: New Edition” Edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom 2010 infobase Publishing
4.0 Regency Teacups…
Correct Forms of Address
1. Please do not use this page in a vacuum. Most of the usages listed here are explained in greater detail elsewhere in these pages, which is why I have resisted including charts at all until now. These charts are for convenience and reference.

Found on the BBC 2004 North and South Page:
Giulia Galizia
So, I dance period dances (waltzes, country dances and others) and last summer I asked the hairdresser I went to, to imitate Margareth’s updo in the North and South 2004 adaptation 😍
I was really happy with the result! Even though it wasn’t the exact same of the series.

Posted by: rearadmiral | October 21, 2018

10/21 October surprise Jane

Found via JASNA Edmonton:

Austen In Boston: A Jane Austen Book Club
October 17 at 4:45 PM ·
Happy Bday Felicity Jones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Found via Shirley:
Pride and Prejudice @ BC
By Jane Austen
Adapted by Jon Jory
Directed by John Houchin
Nov 15-18, 2018
Synopsis: All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen’s classic 1813 novel come to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense — but the truth turns out to be slipperier than it seems.
November 15 at 7:30 p.m.
November 16 at 7:30 p.m.
November 17 at 7:30 p.m.
November 18 at 2:00 p.m.
Ticket Prices*
Adults: $17
Students: $12 (w/valid ID)
Seniors: $12
BC Faculty/Staff: $12 (one ticket per ID)
*Includes Service fee

Theatre Department
Robsham Theater

I liked this graphic novel…I called it a streamlined version of Becoming Jane. 4.0 regency teacups…/manuel…/jane-austen-santoni/

JANE AUSTEN by Manuela Santoni , Manuela Santoni , Matteo Benassi | Kirkus Reviews
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a young woman in possession of a keen mind must be in…

Posted by: rearadmiral | October 12, 2018

10/12 Two weeks in review with plenty of Amanda Root!

Great site!!!!

From JaneAustenSummer2019@JASPhotline‏:
Jane Austen fans! If you were, say, compiling a Spotify playlist of songs that remind you of Pride and Prejudice (the book or any adaptation or any character), what would you put on it?
‏ miss_allie_fo@
“King of Anything” and “I Choose You” – both by Sara Bareilles. They chart Lizzy’s change of heart toward Darcy from the beginning of the novel to the end really well. ☺️
Wow that “King of Anything”. I love the video..there seemed to be a few Keira Knightley facial expressions in the beginning and maybe some Lizzy Bennet Diary’s @TheAshleyClem as well in the middle.”
Some great lyrics that may better apply to Rev Collins and Lady Catherine the bug than Mr Darcy…..
****”But you expect me to jump up on board with you
And ride off into your delusional sunset”
(AiB: lol…I know something or two about delusional sunsets)****
****”You got the talking down, just not the listening”****
****”You’ve got opinions, man
We’re all entitled to ’em, but I never asked”****
****”Let me hold your crown, babe”****
Replying to @JASPhotline
And if you can bare a super sweet song “Jane Austen” by Holly Christina. She mentions Mr Darcy, Longbourn, and Pemberley in the song. Lol and Mr Knightley too.
Replying to @JASPhotline
Charles Bingley to Jane Bennet “Jane” by Jefferson Starship. Jane Bennet to Charles Bingley “Count on Me” Jefferson Starship (RIP Marty Balin) and “Love is Alive” by Gary Wright

Found via Jane Austen Fan Club:…/courtship-love-and-marriage-in-jane-aus…

Courtship, love and marriage in Jane Austen’s novels
Professor John Mullan explores the romantic, social and economic considerations that precede marriage in the novels of Jane Austen.

Here are three comments on the original post. One is by me. 🙂
“You shouldn’t write in that: it’s a library book.”
“Dear Diary, The man I’m going to marry is watching me write this!! People will argue about this for 200yrs plus. I don’t give one Mary Crawford harp string!!!! Related? Blah blah blah!”
“Can you help me here? 4 vertical… a large, open, four-wheeled carriage… 8 letters, starting with B.”…/…/quiet-observation-in-persuasion/

“Quiet Observation” in Persuasion
“We have much to learn from the patient practice of quiet observation in Jane Austen’s Persuasion,” writes Natasha Duquette. I’m sharing her guest post on the novel today in honour of the first day…

Found via Jane Austen Regency Week:

I spy Jane Fairfax and Frank Churchill in the photo from Weymouth, UK.

Posted by: rearadmiral | September 27, 2018

9/28 Week in review….

Gets me…every…blessed time!!!!…

Emma 1×03 Clip 3-Mr. Knightley comes to Harriet’s rescue
Ah, that wonderful man… 😛 Copyright Information: Federal Law Allows Citizens To Reproduce, Distribute, or Exhibit Copyright Motion Pictures,…

Posted by: rearadmiral | September 19, 2018

9/19 Week in review….

Found via Willow and Thatch FB page:
“…..Included in Volume the First, The Beautifull Cassandra: A Novel in Twelve Chapters, written when Austen was twelve, is among the most brilliant and polished of these youthful “novels.” Dedicated to Austen’s sister Cassandra, The Beautifull Cassandra is the only one of Austen’s works with a heroine of this name. We have no direct knowledge of any inside jokes connecting Cassandra Austen to her fictional namesake, but the shared name alone might account for the affection and indulgence with which Austen treats this exceptional heroine, who walks through London much as the two sisters may have during their 1788 visit to that city. Nowadays, we would probably classify The Beautifull Cassandra as a tale, sketch, or novella, but Austen’s own choice of “novel” says a lot about her sense of humor, to be sure, and also about her ambition…..”…/the-novel-jane-austen-wr…/…

Go Behind The Scenes of Emma….…

Check out this great listen on This Audible Original production of Jane Austen’s Emma is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt (Dow…..…/a.65977749080…/1731415183637458/…
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Purely Boston
September 5 at 8:02 PM ·
Meanwhile in Oregon…

Found via Wendy Wallis’ post on the BBC 2004-North and South-Elizabeth Gaskell page….…/the-unjustly-overlooked-victori…

About this website
The Unjustly Overlooked Victorian Novelist Elizabeth Gaskell
Unlike her contemporaries George Eliot and the Brontë sisters, Gaskell was fiercely and explicitly concerned with the political issues of the present.…/born-to-an-extraordinar…/…

About this website
Born to an Extraordinary Fate: Sense and Sensibility Turns 200
October 30 marks the bicentenary of the publication of Sense and Sensibility — and thus our enduring love affair with Jane Austen. Drafting a manuscript called Elinor and Marianne around 1795, Austen returned to it at some point in the next decade and completed the version we know now in 1810. At …

1981 Sense and Sensibility! Not as worthy as 1995 or 2008 but with it’s own charms and unique positive spin on the story.
Two reviews below:…/sense-and-sensibility-1981-a…/amp/…/adapted-austen-sense-a…

“How many books did Jane Austen write?”

Not enough, friend, not enough.

And there is always room for more adaptations!

Posted by: rearadmiral | September 9, 2018

9/9 To Maine and beyond week in review

All attendees yesterday enjoyed this energetic performance!
From Jane Austen Society of North America-Maine:
“Miss Austen at Home” performed by Laura Rocklyn
Miss Austen at Home: The year is 1815, and Jane Austen has just returned from a visit to The Prince Regent’sLondon residence. The honor of this invitation prompts her to reminisce about the events that led the daughter of a country clergyman to a position of such prestige. She shares her thoughts and feelings about her novels and how their publication changed her life forever.
About our presenter:
Laura Rocklyn has been bringing historical characters to life throughout her career, both as a performer and a writer. One of her plays, Emma is Presented in Washington City, was performed at the DC AGM in 2016.
She has acted at theaters across the country, including the Folger Theatre, Kentucky Shakespeare, Arena Stage, Richmond Shakespeare Festival and Round House Theatre.
Currently based in Washington, DC, she is an acting company member and teaching artist at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company and a resident company member and dramaturge with Annapolis Shakespeare Company.
Laura received her BA in Theatre and English Literature from Middlebury College and her MFA in Classical Acting from The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University.”

Found via Jane Austen Fan Club:
Samuel Keele is at Barton Cottage.
Hobart, TAS, Australia · tag Edward Ferrars, 3 others
To wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect…

From Loving any aspect of history in any post:
Regency Saturdays:
Two muslin gowns from 1800.
Maybe too light for the winter months but very elegant. The first one with netted muslin looks more for an afternoon tea or to be worn in a more informal occasion. The other one is a ball gown, that is why it is so refined and maybe the muslin is of a better quality.

Found via the Jane Austen Fan Club:…

About this website
Jane Austen provided the romantic comedy some Sense And Sensibility
With the rom-com officially back in vogue thanks to summer hits like Crazy Rich Asians and Netflix’s Set It Up, it’s hard not to think back on the genre’s most recent heyday, the 1990s. The era of Meg Ryan, Julia Roberts, and Nora Ephron defined our modern idea of what a rom-com looks and feel…

Posted by: rearadmiral | September 2, 2018

9/2 Labor Day Week in Review

Team Jane Bennet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: rearadmiral | August 27, 2018

8/26 One Month in Review….…/the-beau…/

The Beautiful Tragedy of Jane Austen’s Final Novel
While it is a truth universally acknowledged that a novel written by Jane Austen is a beautiful work worthy of the highest devotion, another lesser known truth is that an incomplete Austen novel is…

Samuel Keele is at Mansfield Park.

I’ve just realized that Mrs Allen in Northanger Abbey (Sylvestra Le Touzel) is also Fanny Price in 1983 Mansfield Park. I shall now go and watch Mansfield Park from 1983. Has anyone seen it?…/musings-on-moving…/

Musings on Moving and Jane Austen
Inquiring readers, Many of you have noticed my absence for a long time. If it weren’t for the efforts of Rachel Dodge and Tony Grant, this blog would have remained silent for most of the previous t……/considering-the-secret-of-nor…/

Considering the Secret of Northanger Abbey
Although I’m not hosting Austen in August this year, I did want to dip my toes into something Austen-related, at least. Old habits die heard!…

Anne Elliot wants you to have some cake! Happy Bday Anne!

From Lost Opinions:
1. Anne Elliot
Another who puts other’s needs before her own, hiding her frustration and disappointment (echoes of Elinor), yet finding the strength to remain constant – and then that little spark of defiance when she challenges Captain Harville’s accusation regarding the fickleness of women:
“Yes, yes, if you please, no reference to examples in books. Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story.”
Which she follows with the words that trigger Captain Wentworth’s letter:
“All the privilege I claim for my own sex (it is not a very enviable one; you need not covet it), is that of loving longest, when existence or when hope is gone.”
But really I can’t put my finger on why I like her most. I suspect it’s simply the idea that the “ordinary” and unobtrusive protagonist is entitled to a happy ending, too. Hope for us all, even if we don’t have Elizabeth’s spirit or Darcy’s brooding vulnerability.
What do you think?

Happy Bday Anne Elliot!!!!

Happy Bday Anne Elliot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anne Elliot – Wikipedia
Anne Elliot was persuaded, when she was 19, to break off her engagement with Frederick Wentworth, a promising young lieutenant in the Royal Navy but a commoner without fortune, and she has never married. Lonely, unloved by a stuck-up and pretentious father and older sister, little considered by a fa…

A very interesting story! I urge you to check his page and books.

Happy Bday to Romola Garai and her 1m facial expressions…best Emma ever!!!!…/


Eight Years!

Found via JASNA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho……/172165-jane-austen-fans-take-note-…

About this website
The Summer To-Do List For Every Jane Austen Fan
Summer is the perfect time to indulge in Jane Austen novels. To be fair, I would also say that they’re perfect to read in autumn, spring, and winter, because I’m a huge Austen nerd. What can I say? There’s never a wrong time of year to read her hilar…

Found via Cork Janeites:

We Are Still Learning Things About Jane Austen

Margaret C. Sullivan
July 27 at 3:01 PM ·
Not one but two modern-set film adaptations/fanfic based on/inspired by Persuasion are in progress. Now, we want to be clear about our opinion of filming fanfic: This is not necessarily a bad thing. After all, Clueless is fan fiction, right? As are Bride and Prejudice and The Jane Austen Book Club, both of which we love. (Seriously, how h*cking adorable is Hugh Dancy in TJABC? [ 875 more words ]…/filming-fan-fiction-persuasion-edi…/…/

Jane Austen’s Zest
mid-July 14: When the Gooseberries are ripe I shall sit upon my Bench, eat them & think of you, tho I can to that without the assistance of ripe gooseberries; indeed my dear Anna, ther is nobody I think of oftener, very few I love better.

Found via My Jane Austen Book Club:…/jane-austen-bath-and-music/

Looks like Mr Bennet!

Austen In Boston: A Jane Austen Book Club shared a post.

JASNA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho is feeling excited.
July 24 ·
‘This month a graduate student working in the Royal Archives in Windsor Castle came across a previously unknown 1811 bill of sale from a London bookseller, charging the Prince Regent 15 shillings for a copy of “Sense and Sensibility,” Austen’s first novel. Oddly, the transaction took place two days before the book’s first public advertisement — making it what scholars believe to be the first documented sale of an Austen book.’

Oh my goodness. 😯…/bo…/jane-austen-prince-regent.html

Found via the Jane Austen Fan Club:
Samuel Keele is at Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.
I’m afraid I sometimes over-do my enthusiasm for Jane Austen and her legion of followers.
Janeites Rule!
Let your Jane Austen Freak Flag fly!…/a.10561464511…/1197517437056054/…

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