Posted by: rearadmiral | April 20, 2016

Updated Book Schedule

P&P 1/27/19
Unsheltered 2/24/19
The Winthrop Woman 3/31/19
Dr Wortle’s School 4/28/19
Sense & Sensibility 5/18/19
In the Summer Season 6/30/19
Madame de Treymes 7/28/19


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 | January 20, 2020

1/20 Two week in review….

‎Steven Kris Keele‎ to Jane Austen Fan Club

For your entertainment! Is there a “best” Jane Austen book??

All Things Jane Austen
January 16 at 4:23 PM ·
Jane Austen’s Emma just made it to Vogue!!! I think Jane would laugh out loud about this, don’t you think?

P.S. I just love the photos!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️

‎Deborah Barnum‎ to Jane Austen in Vermont – JASNA Vermont Region
January 14 at 10:54 AM
The Governor’s House in Hyde Park is offering discounted weekend rates and / or discounted activities the weekend of Jan 24-26 – theme is ‘Persuasion’ – Contact the inn directly:

Cheshire Public Library
“But, how do you know if an ending is truly good for the characters unless you’ve traveled with them through every page?”
― Shannon Hal

Jane Austen’s England created a poll.
January 9 at 8:26 AM ·
POLL! Which is your favourite Netherfield?

Last year I asked at which Pemberley you’d rather be. 56% of you wanted to be mistress of Lyme Park (Netherfield in the ’95 adaptation), and 44% chose Chatsworth (from the 2005 adaptation).

If you were Jane Bennet, which Netherfield would you choose – Edgcote House from the BBC series (1995), or Basildon Park from the movie (2005)?

Austen In Boston: A Jane Austen Book Club

Brattle Book Shop
January 9 at 12:11 PM ·
If you were to recommend a book right now, what would it be?

Happy Bday Cassandra Austen!

Happy Bday Tom Lefroy!!!!
From Wikipedia:
“In a letter started on Thursday (14 January 1796), and finished the following morning, there was another mention of him.
Friday. — At length the day is come on which I am to flirt my last with Tom Lefroy, and when you receive this it will be over. My tears flow as I write at the melancholy idea
In the latter years of Tom Lefroy’s life, he was questioned about his relationship with Jane Austen by his nephew, and admitted to having loved Jane Austen, but stated that it was a “boyish love”.[7] As is written in a letter sent from T.E.P. Lefroy to James Edward Austen Leigh in 1870,
My late venerable uncle … said in so many words that he was in love with her, although he qualified his confession by saying it was a boyish love. As this occurred in a friendly & private conversation, I feel some doubt whether I ought to make it public.”

Barrow Bookstore
January 8 at 7:14 AM ·
Wed. LITERARY TRIVIA: Two different characters with the same name. Jane Austen’s SENSE AND SENSIBILITY was published in 1811. Austen did not want her name on the novel and the author was simply listed as “by a Lady”. Fifty-seven years later, in 1868, Louisa May Alcott published LITTLE WOMEN. In Alcott’s novel, the character of Jo March also does not want her name on works published in a magazine. The fates of both Austen’s main characters and Alcott’s main character of Jo are affected and determined by one character who has the same name in both books. What is the character’s name? And what is his/her role in each book?
#literarytrivia #littlewomenbook #louisamayalcott #janeausten #senseandsensibility

The Annotated Little Women – Edited by John Matteson

Posted by: rearadmiral | January 7, 2020

1/7/2020 Week(+) in Review….

In praise of Catherine!

Found via JASNA-Eastern PA!!!!…

Curiosità di una Janeite
January 3 at 11:49 AM ·
“I really believe I shall always be talking of Bath, when I am at home again – I do like it so very much… Oh! Who can ever be tired of Bath?” ~Jane Austen – Northanger Abbey
Hello Janeites! ^_^ Unfortunately I had to cancel an imminent trip to the wonderful city of Bath.. ❤ The room I had booked in this gorgeous guest house in the center of the city, the Three Abbey Green, is therefore now available. You may find below some photos of the room (called Old Plant Tree) and of the exteriors of the b&b. Check in: 6th of January 2020 – Check out: 10th of January 2020. You can find more information about the room here:…/plane-tree-second-floor/. To enquire and/or book you can contact the guest house directly: I would truly appreciate it if you could kindly spread the word among your friends and acquaintances who may be interested, I'm trying to find someone interested in booking their stay in the dates that I had booked. UPDATE: if you book any room (not necessarily the Old Plant Tree) at the b&b between the 6th and the 10th of January (even for only 1, 2 or 3 nights) I kindly ask you to quote "Curiosità di una Janeite" in the comments or in your email. Thank you so much ❤

‎Deborah Barnum‎ to Jane Austen in Vermont – JASNA Vermont Region
January 1 at 3:04 PM
Happy New Year!

Jane Austen 2017 and onwards
December 28, 2019 at 5:29 AM ·
#OTD in 1815, 28 December, a book review of Jane Austen's new novel Emma is printed in the Morning Post

Source and image 1:…/remembering-j…/

Image 2: 1st edition Emma…/Last-surviving-edition-copy-Jane-A…

Posted by: rearadmiral | December 26, 2019

12/26 Week in review…

‎Riley John Joyce‎ to Jane Austen Fan Club
20 hrs
BBC Radio 4 is available online and in their app. A late birthday present for Jane; their 2016 dramatisation of Northanger Abbey!

15 Minute Drama – Jane Austen – Northanger Abbey, Episode 1 – @bbcradio4

Austentatious Library
December 16 at 10:30 AM ·
P&P was the second “classic” book I’ve ever read and I still wasn’t sold on the thought that they should be read. I was thirteen and I wanted to read about vampires and half-angel warriors, not ladies and gentlemen in stiff clothing and talking in stiff dialogue. But reading that first line… I knew this was different and I was hooked 🥰

What’s the story of your first encounter with P&P?
-Miss Laurie

#JaneAusten #PrideandPrejudice #ElizabethBennet #FitzwilliamDarcy #ItIsATruthUniversallyAcknowledged

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” What does it mean?

About this website
A Close Reading Of Pride And Prejudice’s First Line | Book Riot
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” What does it mean?

Noe and Cindy write
December 17 at 1:09 AM ·
Nothing new, but it’s always nice to read about Jane Austen! #janeausten #prideandprejudice #persuasion #mansfieldpark #emma #northangerabbey #senseandsensibility

Was Jane Austen married? Did she have siblings? How did Jane Austen die? Get answers to the most popular questions asked about author Jane Austen.

About this website
Jane Austen: Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions
Was Jane Austen married? Did she have siblings? How did Jane Austen die? Get answers to the most popular questions asked about author Jane Austen.
Was Jane Austen married? Did she have siblings? How did Jane Austen die? Get answers to the most popular questions asked about author Jane Austen.

I have collected a few Jane Austen wishes(not as many as in the past…cold/timing issues)…/16/12-16-happy-bday-jane/

Posted by: rearadmiral | December 16, 2019

12/16 Happy Bday Jane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!

Abigail Reynolds
8 hrs
Happy Birthday to Jane Austen! I’m celebrating by giving away a huge package of Jane Austen swag plus some of my ebooks, so please stop by my blog to enter! Jane Austen has given all of us so much, and I want to share the pleasure. 🙂…/jane-austens-birthda…/


Benedetta Andrigo
6 hrs ·
《È davvero piacevole una serata come questa! Dopo tutto, devo dire che non c’è svago migliore della lettura. Si finisce per stancarsi di tutto, ma mai di un libro. Quando avrò la mia casa, sarò contenta solo se ci sarà una grande biblioteca. 》

Buon Compleanno Jane Austen 💗…/iseult_gillespie_the_wick…/transcript…
《it’s really pleasant an evening like this! After all, I must say that there is no better leisure than reading. You end up getting tired of everything, but never of a book. When I have my home, I will be happy only if there will be a great 》

Happy birthday Jane Austen 💗

Barrow Bookstore
11 hrs ·
Happy Birthday today to the memory of our lady of Pride, Prejudice, and Persuasion, Jane Austen. Born in England on Dec. 16th, 1775 (the same year as the American Revolutionary War officially raged in America), Jane was a clergyman’s daughter. Her hand penned novels that endure through the ages and take readers into the houses and world of the Georgian era. For a walk through her life and local landscape, spend a Austen birthday moment with the documentary below.
#janeausten #janeaustenbirthday #readingaddict
Buy on iTunes: When Jane Austen, the daughter of a country clergyman, was born i…

About this website
Jane Austen Country: The Life & Times of Jane Austen (FULL DOCUMENTARY)
Buy on iTunes: When Jane Austen, the daughter of a country clergyman, was born i…

And we’re off! Jane’s birthday celebrations are in full swing. Ros the pianist is entertaining us at present (video to follow) and the Thirsty Forester is open, selling mulled wine 🍷 and mince pies from their pop up horse box bar!

Jane Austen
Today our beloved Jane Austen was born. She was an English writer known primarily for her six novels. Her use of irony, realism, humour and social commentary, have long earned her acclaim among critics, scholars & many generations before and to become. WE LOVE YOU JANE AUSTEN!

Jane Austen Centre
Jane Austen was born #onthisday in 1775! Over 200 years later, what makes you most grateful for the life and works of Jane? #janeausten #janeaustenday #anniversary

Jane Austen
Captain Wentworth’s letter to Anne in Persuasion may well be the best literary letter ever. Would you propose any others to rival it?
“You pierce my soul. I am half-agony, half-hope.”
#JaneAusten #persuasion #happybirthdayjaneausten

Ms. J Austen
“It is only a novel…only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature…the liveliest effusions of wit & humour, are conveyed to the world in the best-chosen language.” – JA

It is #JaneAusten’s birthday. There simply must be cake. In my house we’ve been celebrating Jane Day for years; naturally cake plays an important role in the annual celebrations 🤣🍰☕💐
Happy birthday!

Laurel Ann Nattress
In honor of #JaneAustenDay, here are 7 sensational books for fans of #JaneAusten on
by Moi including authors:

Royal Society of Literature
‘I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.’

— Jane Austen, #BOTD in 1775.

Silver Petticoat
To celebrate Jane Austen’s 244th birthday, we discuss the most well-known movie and TV #PrideandPrejudice adaptations, ranking them from worst to best. What is your favorite “Pride and Prejudice” adaptation? #JaneAusten

Warwickshire Libraries
Today we’re raising a glass (or cup of tea!) in honour of #JaneAusten who was born on this day in 1775.

Who’s your favourite Austen character? (Can you guess ours? 🤣😂)

Celebrating the birthday of #JaneAusten by re-watching #Persuasion1995 and #Persuasion2007, plus the first season of
. I hope they get to make the second season and finish up the story.

VisitBritain 🎅
Happy #JaneAustenDay! Take a trip back in time to Bath and experience life the way she lived it 📖🖋️

Persuasion | Sarah Rose Kearns liked

The Jane Austen Review
Happy Birthday, Jane Austen! We’re celebrating by starting our holiday movie marathon with a response to Hallmark Channel’s attempts to profit from Austen holiday cheer and
‘s sharp review of Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe (2018)! Join us!
George Justice Retweeted

ASU English Dept.
Happy Birthday #JaneAusten! To celebrate,
“Janeite” professor
unveils newly discovered Austen “fan fiction” from 1823. Read it & Looser’s explanatory essay in
: #ASUHumanities

WGBH Retweeted

Today we toast Jane Austen! In celebration of the anniversary of her birthday, born #OTD in 1775… What’s your favorite Jane Austen story?

So-nasty-Li Dev
Wow, my darling Jane lives on. Look at this bounty of upcoming Austen-inspired novels, including Recipe for Persuasion.
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Laurel Ann Nattress
· 17m
In honor of #JaneAustenDay, here are 7 sensational books for fans of #JaneAusten on @shereadsdotcom by Moi including authors: @NatalieMJenner, @Lucy_Worsley, @alexadonne, @janicehadlow, @GillHornby, @Sonali_Dev, @EvelynLozada.…

Posted by: rearadmiral | December 8, 2019

12/8 Week in review….

Cheshire Public Library
Do you set yourself daily reading goals (e.g. 50 pages a day, or “I wanna read 75 pages today because I should have the time”) or do you usually just go with the flow? #wewanttoknow

Abigail Reynolds
December 4 at 11:45 AM
Christmas decorations at Sudbury Hall. Anybody recognize this particular staircase from someplace else? 😉

A Happy 77th Bday to Gemma Jones!!!!!!!!!

A Contrary Wind
December 3 at 1:43 AM ·
Really enjoyed this conversation. I always thought that Catherine Morland and Henry Tilney were a mismatch. But they’ve argued that her essential decency, honesty and sweetness counteracts his tendency to be flip and cynical.

I’m a card carrying member of this fantastic group!!! 🙂
Jane Austen, Austenesque, and JAFF Lovers! You are invited to join us for a year of reading, chatting, and fun activities while we work on our TBR piles.…/1040462-austenesque-lovers-tbr-…

About this website
How you’ve been making tea WRONG your entire life – BBC
Subscribe and 🔔 to OFFICIAL BBC YouTube 👉 Stream original BBC programmes FIRST on BBC iPlayer 👉 Cherry Healey g…

Jeremy Northam delivers one of the best adaption lines in this scene. Enjoy!!!!

Posted by: rearadmiral | November 29, 2019

11/29 Overstuffed week in review…..

Austenesque Reviews
2 hrs ·
Now that it is officially Christmas season it is time for us to share one our favorite posts of the year! And of course, it is a list! 📝 But the thing is…this is our 10th Jane Austen Gift Idea List…haven’t we already listed all the possible Jane Austen items one can find? 🤔 The answer, my friends, is no. 🙅🏻‍♀️ [ 894 more words ]…/22-jane-austen-gift-ideas-…

22 Jane Austen Gift Ideas for 2019!!!

“Jane Austen” by Carol Shields
From the conclusion of book: “Her legacy is not a piece of reportage from the society of a particular past, but a wise and compelling exploration of human nature”. She continued, “Her men and women speak their needs and define the barriers that separate them from peace and satisfaction. They are as alive today in their longings as they were, two hundred years ago, when she first gave them breath”.

“A Little History of Literature” by John Sutherland
What a delight! The best chapter, of course, is “The Sharpest Mind: Jane Austen”. Some great chapters about certain authors I’ll never read as well! Lol!

“Austen’s fiction demonstrates, supremely well, that a literary work need not be large to be great. And what can two inches of ivory contain? Everything worth writing about, if the brush and the surface are in the hands of a genius” – John Sutherland*NKH-R

The Austenite – Jane Austen Bookstagrammer
November 27 at 8:00 AM ·
Podcast Alert!

Do you know where the term “empire waist” comes from?

Find out the answer and more in this short but very informative episode of Blueprint for Living in which Hilary Davidson, who recently published Dress in the Age of Jane Austen, discusses fashion during the Regency.…/fashion-in-jane-a…/id965730733…

Chawton House
November 25 at 6:33 AM ·
We were thrilled to be donated this beautiful Chinese edition of Austen’s Selected Works by 宋琦 (Qi Song), a translator and visiting academic to the University of Southampton. Many thanks to her!

Jane Austen’s England posted…

At Stourhead, where the proposal scene from Pride and Prejudice 2005 was filmed, they are ready for Christmas! 🎄

Fiona Orr shared a post.
November 24 at 8:10 AM
Does anyone think this could be the Randalls dining room on Christmas Eve when Emma visits the Westons for a party?

Cheshire Public Library

Do you read book reviews? And what’s a really good book review for you? #wewanttoknow

Sarah Rose Kearns

Virginia Heffernan: “About 10 years ago, I began to suspect technology is the masculine form of the word culture.”

This is a good take, if not quite a comprehensive survey of the field! Deborah Yaffe, Devoney Looser, and Juliette Wells have each written excellent books about the history and proliferation of Janeiteism. I highly recommend “Among the Janeites,” “The Making of Jane Austen,” and “Everybody’s Jane” for more depth. 📖

Jessica Grey
November 19 at 12:19 AM ·
I take no leave of you, Monday: I send no compliments to your mother. You deserve no such attention. I am most seriously displeased.

Jane Austen London Group
November 18 at 5:15 PM ·
An interesting, nuanced aspect of life in Jane Austen’s days.

Posted by: rearadmiral | November 18, 2019

11/18 Knightley Week in Review….

Sub…sub….sublime!!!!! (found via Bob Evans on RVW Discussion Page!) Vivace Arts Academy:
Vivace Voices Community Choir performs their own choral rendition of Arrival of the Birds by the Cinematic Orchestra with the stunning backdrop of Leith Hill Place.
Its most famous resident, composer Ralph Vaughan Williams had pastoral flair taking inspiration from nature and it is hard not to when standing in Leith Hill Place as the view from every window is a beautiful canvas of our English woodland countryside.
To find out more about Leith Hill Place visit:

‎Iam Bennett‎ to Jane Austen Fan Club
November 16 at 6:29 PM
“You had better explore to Donwell,” replied Mr Knightley. That may be done without horses. Come and eat my strawberries. They are ripening fast”.

I always think of this when I see strawberries. Here are some ripening fast in my own garden.

Jane Austen 2017 and onwards
November 15 at 4:49 AM ·
#OTD in 1815, Wednesday 15 November,
Jane Austen writes to Dr James Stanier Clarke

I must take the liberty of asking You a question–Among the many flattering attentions which I recd from you at Carlton House, on Monday last, was the Information of my being at liberty to dedicate any future Work to HRH the P.R. without the necessity of any Solicitation on my part. Such at least, I beleived to be your words; but as I am very anxious to be quite certain of what was intended, I intreat you to have the goodness to inform me how such a Permission is to be understood, & whether it is incumbent on my to shew my sense of the Honour, by inscribing the Work now in the Press, to H. R. H.–I shd be equally concerned to appear either presumptuous or Ungrateful.–
I am &c–

Image 1: Dr J. Stanier Clarke
Image 2: Carlton House…/jane-austens-visit-to-carlton…/amp/

‎Nic Thompson‎ to Jane Austen Fan Club
November 14 at 6:05 PM King’s crumpets this is funny 😂😂

Abigail Reynolds
November 11 at 6:03 PM
Inspiration images. What’s better than a stately home with a library? Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire has two libraries! Can you see Darcy and Elizabeth visiting here? (Not my pictures – I found them down a research rabbit hole)

Posted by: rearadmiral | November 12, 2019

11/12 Week in review…

Jane Austen Society of North America
Yesterday at 12:37 PM ·
In honor of Veteran’s Day and Armistice 2019 read “The Janeites” a short story about soldiers in the trenches of WWI who read Jane Austen to cope with the horrors of war by Rudyard Kipling. It was first published in Story-Teller magazine in May 1924.


Jane Austen’s England
Yesterday at 3:38 AM ·
Dyrham Park was not only used in Sense & Sensibility (2008) as Allenham, but can also be seen in Sanditon, the rather controversial ITV/PBS series based on Jane’s last and unfinished work.
Watch this lovely video about filming at this stunning location 😍

The Making of Jane Austen
Glad to see Pride and Prejudice here, although it could fit in any of these categories! “BBC News – 100 ‘most inspiring’ novels revealed by BBC Arts” #mybooklife…/explore-the-list-of-100-novels-that…

The Making of Jane Austen
Sensible solution to this intractable struggle! Don’t choose just one. “The Colin Firth vs. Matthew MacFadyen Darcy Debate Ends Today. Let Me Have Both.”…/ via @themarysue
Persuasion by Jane Austen – Volume II, Chapter IX (21)
Anne recollected with pleasure the next morning her promise of going to Mrs. Smith, meaning that it should engage her from home at the time when Mr. Elliot would be most likely to call; for to avoid Mr. Elliot was…

Mrs Smith….thank you to Jill Crowley for putting Mrs Smith into my thoughts. 1995(Helen Schlesinger), 2007 on the streets of Bath(really?)(Maisie Dimbleby), and 1971(Polly Murch).

“Quiet Observation” in Persuasion

Posted by: rearadmiral | November 4, 2019

11/4 Novembrrrrr week in review….

In Remembrance of The Complete Jane Austen

‎Claudia Azocar‎ to Jane Austen Fan Club
November 1 at 1:46 AM
This is the Cousiño’s palace . Is the Chile’s Pemberley , my country. I know, may be never will be the Pemberley of England , but is my travel to the Jane’s world . I can to smell her spirit .

Posted by: rearadmiral | October 27, 2019

10/27 Not so spooky Jane….week in review….

Miss Elizabeth Bennet: the inbox…/dp/B01FEKYFE2

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