Posted by: Kirk | December 16, 2020

12/16 Happy Bday Jane Austen……..

Jennifer Redlarczyk

December 16, 2018  · Happy Birthday Jane Austen and Ludwig van Beethoven. December 16 is certainly a glorious day for lovers of literature and music! ♫

Eileen Collins

7h  · JANE AUSTEN’S BIRTHDAY:DECEMBER 16thOn December 16th 1775 the wonderful Jane Austen was born at Steventon in Hampshire. Mrs Austen had written to Mrs Walter [wife of George Austen’s half-brother William -Hampson Walter] on August 20th of that year:”We are all, I thank God, in good health, and I am more nimble and active than I was last time, [this was Mrs Austen’s seventh pregnancy] I expect to be confined some time in November.”But November came and went, and it was not until well into December when Rev George Austen could pass on the good news of Jane’s birth to Mrs Walter. He wrote:”You have doubtless been for some time in expectation of hearing from Hampshire, and perhaps wondered a little we were in our old age [George was 44 and Cassandra was 35!!] grown such bad reckoners but so it was, for Cassy certainly expected to have been brought to bed a month ago; however last night the time came, and without a great deal of warning, everything was soon happily over. We have now another girl, a present plaything for her sister Cassy and a future companion. She is to be Jenny, and seems to me as if she would be as like Henry, as Cassy is to Neddy. Your sister thank God is pure well after it, and sends her love to you and my brother, not forgetting James and Philly…”The winter of 1775 was one of the bitterest for many years so that Jane was privately baptised on December 17th and not taken to the freezing Steventon church till the following April. (From “JANE AUSTEN: A FAMILY RECORD” by W.A. and R.A. Austen-Leigh)Pic 1:Silhouette, believed to be of Jane Austen Pic 2:A Drawing of Steventon Rectory, where Jane Austen was born, by Anna Austen Lefroy

Nathalie Novi

12h  · A very happy birthday to my lovely Jane Austen!« le Musée imaginaire de Jane Austen » texte de Fabrice Colin, éditions Albin Michel 2017. En vente chez tous nos merveilleux libraires.“The imaginary museum of Jane Austen” Albin Michel publisherA very happy birthday to my lovely Jane Austen!′′ Jane Austen’s Imaginary Museum ′′ text by Fabrice Colin, editions Albin Michel 2017. For sale at all our wonderful booksellers.“The imaginary museum of Jane Austen” Albin Michel publisher

Friends of the Rochester Public Library

14m  · Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!FAMOUSBIRTHDAYS.COMLearn about Jane AustenFun facts: before fame, family life, popularity rankings, and more.

Jane Austen Society of Australia

December 13 at 2:01 PM  · Celebrating Jane Austen’s Birthday – JASA Christmas Lunch On Saturday we held our annual event to celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday. What a wonderful event it was; everybody thoroughly enjoyed themselves and loved being out and socialising with friends. We celebrated the 25th anniversary of the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice through games, trivia and watching clips (the lake scene was one of them, of course!). Thanks to Jenny Reeves for organising the event and Dianne Speakman, Amanda Jones and Suzi Chosid for organising the entertainment. We also took time to thank our President, Susannah Fullerton, who has done a wonderful job ensuring that we continue to hold events in this extraordinary and challenging year. Susannah has worked even harder to make sure that JASA continues to run as many events as possible and showed immense courage leading in this difficult year.

Samuel KeeleHappy Birthday Jane Austen Celebration!

9 hrs  ·   · Too bad we can’t have a proper Jane Austen Party! Complete with a Ball in a Ballroom. One of these days…

Jennifer TozerJane Austen Fan Club

17 hrs  ·   · Happy Birthday, Jane!!r.newsletter.discoverbooks.com

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National Trust 

5h  · Happy birthday, Jane Austen.Fans of her work will be familiar with the special places in our care that feature as locations for screen adaptations of her best-loved books. Can you tell us the names of these places and the title of the TV series or film in which they appear? Extra points if you recall any scenes that were filmed here. No prizes, this one’s just for fun.

Jane Austen Society of NA- St. Louis

Page · 524 like this · Nonprofit Organization1 hr  ·   · Happy birthday to Jane Austen, born on this day in 1775!

Surfnetkids.com

Page · 1.9K like this · Education Website7 hrs  ·   · Jane Austen’s Birthday Dec 16, 1775surfnetkids.comJane Austen » Resources » Surfnetkids

Jasna Dayton

Page · 278 like this · Nonprofit Organization1 hr  ·   · Happy birthday, Jane Austen! Is anyone celebrating our favorite author today (or this week)?Jane Austen Society of North America’s postJane Austen was born this day in Steventon, Hampshire, 245 years ago. Today we celebrate the gift of Jane! “We have now another girl, a present plaything for her sister Cassy and a future companion. She is to be Jenny….” — Rev. George Austen, in a December 17, 1775 letter

Betty Parker EllisHappy Birthday Jane Austen Celebration!

11 hrs  ·   · Champagne is chilling. I’m ready for it!!!

Jane Austen London Group

December 12 at 5:28 PM  · 2020 is a year few of us would like to see repeated. Still we are grateful to have Jane Austen and her work to comfort and encourage us through the difficult time. Today, thanks to the devoted effort by our group’s committee, and technology, transcending time and space, we celebrated Jane Austen’s birthday, virtual style. Reading of selected exerts from Jane Austen’s novels and others, and the annual toast to her by our patron, Professor John Mullan, lifted our spirit and put smiles on everyone’s face. Happy Birthday Jane, we love you!!

Helen LightbodyMill Park Library Book Club

2 hrs  ·   · Happy Birthday Jane Austen! Do you have a favourite book written by her?facebook.comState Library Victoria’s post🎂 Happy birthday to Jane Austen! ❤️ The English novelist who revolutionised the literary romance was born on this day in 1775. To celebrate, we look at how her work continues to influence popular culture and explore the Library’s wonderful Jane Austen collection. Read more on our blog here: blogs.slv.vic.gov.au/our-stories/ask-a-librarian/happy-birthday-to-jane-austen/


Jane Austen’s House@JaneAustenHouse
·Well, how’s this for a birthday cake?! An entirely edible gingerbread Jane Austen’s House! Created by the talented Brittany Richmond and Emily Knapp in response to our #janeaustengingerbreadchallenge! Happy Birthday, Jane Austen! #janeausten#janeaustenshouse


ChawtonHouse@ChawtonHouse
·“We have now another girl, a present plaything for her sister Cassy, and a future companion. She is to be Jenny.” – George Austen. Happy 245th birthday Jane Austen born #OTD 1775!


Taller Literario de Jane Austen@TaLitJaneAusten

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245 years ago this mesmerizing woman was born and she gifted us with her now celebrated ironic novels laced with romantic and comedic events where her diverse characters take the lead and try to make the best of their lives while immersed in the society they live in. 1/3 EN10:14 PM · Dec 15, 2020·Twitter for Android3 Retweets7 LikesTaller Literario de Jane Austen@TaLitJaneAusten·Replying to @TaLitJaneAustenThank you so much, Jane Austen!!

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What a pride and joy is to be able to read and comment you and your works. What a pride and joy is to be able to find dedicated people to share these readings and commentary with!! 2/3 EN12Taller Literario de Jane Austen@TaLitJaneAusten·

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We want to thank every single one of you for making this incredible journey of us possible bringing in your readings and your comments and turning this project into a nice and wonderful experience!! Thank you all so much

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Jane Austen 2017 and onwards

12h  · #OTD in 1775, 16 December, JANE AUSTEN was born at Steventon Parsonage. Happy birthday to my heroine

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Jane Austen Society of North America

3h  · Jane Austen was born this day in Steventon, Hampshire, 245 years ago. Today we celebrate the gift of Jane! “We have now another girl, a present plaything for her sister Cassy and a future companion. She is to be Jenny….” — Rev. George Austen, in a December 17, 1775 letter


Karen @karebear8685·Happy 245th birthday to Jane Austen!! One of my favorite relations but don’t tell the rest of my family.

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Happy birthday to Theo James whom I’m glad I’m not related to because that would make things rather awkward at the dinner table. #CelebrateJane#SaveSanditon#Sanditon


Antara Deblina@loiyfgjn·

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“Let other pens dwell on guilt & misery.” ~Jane Austen

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Happy birthday to my favorite novelist Jane Austen.

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#JaneAusten#BornOnThisDay#245thbirthday

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The New Yorker@NewYorker
·On this day in 1775, Jane Austen was born; Austen fever, or more particularly Darcymania, is still upon us.Jane Austen’s WorldHow the writer has remained a phenomenon for more than two centuries.newyorker.com


My Focus Jewelry@MyFocusJewelry
·Novelist Jane Austen was born on this day in 1775. Austen wrote six major novels and pioneered the use of ordinary people engaged in daily life in her works. https://bit.ly/3kbFKbO#JaneAustenBirthday#MyFocusJewelry#TakeChances


George H. Peters  #FBPE #FBIR@gehapeters
·Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817)


Carol Cahill@cahill_cp
·Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings. -Mansfield Park Jane Austen b: December 16,1775 #JaneAusten


_ hellomsmags @MMagturo·Happy Birthday, Jane Austen! We are ever so grateful for the worlds you have created. We will get you that HEA! Hope you’re amused by our passionate devotion to #Sanditon

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Historia y Vida@historiayvida · 1hJane Austen cumple 245 años. aunque casi todos sus escritos cuentan historias de amor con final feliz, Jane nunca tuvo un Mr. Darcy en su vida. Tampoco le hizo falta: su avanzada mentalidad iba más allá de las costumbres y los matrimonios de conveniencia. https://lavanguardia.com/cultura/20170718/424188915520/frustrado-amor-jane-austen.html?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_medium=twitter&utm_term=historiayvida&utm_content=&utm_campaign=


Virginia Greig@vgreig007
·Happy 245th Birthday #JaneAusten !

From the Austen Blog…link above….

“Once again, the calendar turns to the end of the year and we gather to celebrate the anniversary of Jane Austen’s birth. Here in Anno Domini Two Thousand and Twenty, well, it’s a little different from usual. To say the least, this year has been deeply weird, and not just because of the pandemic.

2020 has been a year of upheaval in so many ways, and that includes within Janeiteland itself. A very much belated recognition of the role of race in Austen’s work and that of her contemporaries has come to the forefront this year, and we consider it a good thing. We like to say that Janeiteland is a big tent, though we meant that to be with regard to opinions about Jane Austen. But now we hope that tent has become more welcoming, more inclusive and inviting, as well. There is work to be done, without a doubt, but at least it has started.

A lot of our gatherings have become virtual this year, which is not odd to us as gatherings here at AustenBlog HQ have always been virtual. But a vaccine for COVID-19 is OUT THERE and we hope by the next such celebration, things will be better. We do not say, “back to normal,” as we think the world has changed permanently, not least from the loss of so very many beloved souls. We can understand if some of our Gentle Readers see no reason to have any kind of celebration at this time, quite literally the darkest time of the year.

But we believe Herself still merits recognition of the day, at least. Jane Austen has given us so much, and yet so little that we cling to each tidbit with tenacity. Each new adaptation, each virtual talk or gathering, each new work of criticism or history, each new JAFF novel give us something to feed our desire that Jane Austen had lived to write more books. But at the same time, whenever we gather in her name, even to read a blog post, is a little miracle. She wrote six books, and some more things, more than two centuries ago–and yet here we are still, reading and re-reading and watching and discussing and enjoying. Happy birthday, Jane, and may we continue to gather, however we can, for many more.

Gentle Reader, are you doing anything special for Jane Austen’s birthday? Do you want to share your thoughts or good wishes? Please feel free to use the comments.


Jenny Lyn Bader@JennyLynBader·“It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at 29 than she was 10 years before…if there has been neither ill-health nor anxiety, it is a time of life at which scarcely any charm is lost.” And if you think 29 looks good, 245 looks even better! Happy #JaneAusten day to all!Quote Tweet

Karen Eterovich@lovearmd · 1hOh, Zack! Hopefully, next time when you’re out you’ll meet #ElizabethBennet! Thanks for sharing this. Absolutely a window to #JaneAusten s time. twitter.com/zackpinsent/st…


lidia_strada@LidiaStrada·my favorite book pride and prejudice #JaneAusten#FelizMiercolesQuote Tweet

Kare Plus Banbury@kpbanbury · 1hHappy Jane Austen Day! One of the Greatest Female Authors in Literature History and will be remembered for many more years to come. Sense and Sensibility is my favourite Jane Austen Novel, but i do have a soft spot for Mr Darcy from Pride and Prejudice!

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Raquel Contreras@Raquel_CS
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Tulsa Library@tulsalibrary·Happy birthday, #JaneAusten! Find titles by her in our catalog: http://ow.ly/pcwm50CLi9r Read about December-born authors we’re celebrating in this post on our #blog: http://ow.ly/x7tB50CLi9q#tulsa#library#tulsalibrary#TCCLcelebrates#janeausten

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Greg Blair@gregblairwrites
·And what’s your favorite movie or multiple-episode TV story based on a book you enjoyed? One of my favorite all-time books is Pride And Prejudice by #JaneAusten . The 1995 six-part BBC TV series is outstanding. #am reading #WritingCommunity#WednesdayThoughts


Second Story Books Rockville@SSBrockville
·#JaneAusten (16 Dec 1775 – 18 Jul 1817) was a novelist who portrayed the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Her use of irony, along with her realism, humor, and social commentary, have long earned her acclaim. https://youtu.be/NSL55lOwznUhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Austen


Ghost_Host@GhostHo32155243
·Me when reading Emma by Jane Austen and going over how much Emma believes she’s the perfect matchmaker. #Emma#JaneAusten#BookwormJokes#BookReviews#HoneyBooBoo#OhNo#GIF#IDontNeedTheDrama


Librería París@Vivalibros·#IdeasParaRegalar

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Tal día como hoy en 1775 nació #JaneAusten. Muchos son sus clásicos de la literatura universal pero si quieres algo especial, te recomendamos “Orgullo y prejuicio” en una edición limitada en caja con un espejo de bolso de regalo. https://libreriaparis.com/libro/477959/orgullo-y-prejuicio-pack-libro-espejo-bolso-edicion-especial/978-84-9181-998-1


Kare Plus Banbury@kpbanbury·Happy Jane Austen Day! One of the Greatest Female Authors in Literature History and will be remembered for many more years to come. Sense and Sensibility is my favourite Jane Austen Novel, but i do have a soft spot for Mr Darcy from Pride and Prejudice!

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Love Sanditon uk@LSanditon
·Happy birthday #TheoJames and #JaneAusten I would not be here on Twitter with such wonderful people , without both of you! #sanditon#SanditonPBS#savesanditon


Alice Nord@AliceANord
·“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid” – Henry Tilney in “Northanger Abbey” on the infamous “The Mysteries of Udolpho,” which really isn’t as bad as people say. Happy birthday #JaneAusten!


KCU Young Library@KCUYoungLibrary
·Happy bday, #JaneAusten! Born 1775, Jane is one of the most recognizable names in literature to this day. Her 6 novels and poetry are some of the greatest works in the English canon. Steep some tea and read the featured ebook or stream the movie from our online catalog! #kcureads


Explore Churches@ExploreChurches
·‘Indulge your imagination in every possible flight’ Today marks the 245th birthday of #JaneAusten. Beloved across the globe for her tales about ordinary people in everyday life. @jasnaorg have curated a wonderful list of the churches Jane knew. Enjoy : http://jasna.org/austen/more-on-jane-austens-life/churches/


Margaret C. Sullivan@mcsullivan
·Happy Jane Day, Tweeps! #JaneAusten


Visit Hampshire@VisitHampshire·Happy 245th Birthday to Jane Austen!

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#OnThisDay in 1775 Jane was born in Hampshire. Find out more about her life in Hampshire and the attractions you can visit here: https://visit-hampshire.co.uk/things-to-do/jane-austen…#JaneAusten@VisitEngland


Rohase Piercy@PiercyRohase·A great way to celebrate #JaneAusten ‘s 245th Birthday!Quote Tweet

weirdsisters, ink@Weirdinksisters · 4hThis week on the blog, an alternative view of the #PrideandPrejudice story from the perspective of the much-maligned Anne de Bourgh – an extract from Rohase Piercy’s ‘Before Elizabeth’: https://weirdsistersink.blogspot.com






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Happy Birthday Miss Austen! Which was your favourite book or character that she wrote? #JaneAusten #books #readingforpleasure #OnThisDay

JosseyBassEducation@JBEducation·Over two centuries later and #JaneAusten is still as relevant as ever. Celebrate her birthday today by taking a dive back into one of her classics. Which is your favorite?

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The Making of Jane Austen

1h  · Happy 245th bday to Jane Austen, 250th to Beethoven, and 92nd to Philip K. Dick. We know which team we’re on! Today my book, The Making of Jane Austen, has been e-bargain-basemented on BookBub, Amazon, Apple, and Google for $1.99. It says it’s “Available for a limited time,” which is, I think, BookBub speak for “High Pressure Sales Tactic.” What would Jane say? Hope you’re finding a good way to celebrate today!https://www.bookbub.com/…/the-making-of-jane-austen-by…

Posted by: Kirk | 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

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2018
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: Kirk | February 25, 2021

2/25 Not seen on AiB FB…

Deborah Yaffe@DeborahYaffeI’ll be speaking (via Zoom) on March 13, during the first of @jasnaeastpa‘s #JaneAusten Days. It’s free, but you have to register to get the link. Hope to see you there! Blog:Jane Austen in the age of ZoomI’ll be speaking on March 13 at the first of two Jane Austen Days sponsored by the Philadelphia region of JASNA.deborahyaffe.com


Jane Austen@austendaily
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Sarah Rose Kearns and AustenVSBronte likedDevoney Looser@devoneylooser·Want to get involved, #janeausten#janeite community? Email info@jasna.org and CC jedi@jasna.org to offer your sense of the importance of anti-racist & diversity, equity, & inclusion work within JASNA. Describing why you are (or aren’t) a member may be important information.Quote Tweet

Sarah Rose Kearns@Persuasion_JA · 5hIt would be really lovely if the @jasnaorg central leadership got a few additional emails conveying support for the efforts of the JEDI committee to make JASNA a more friendly, joyful, welcoming space for BIPOC Janeites (and of course, for all others too). https://twitter.com/bookhoarding/status/1364319018182582273…

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MaryCatKelleher@MaryCatKelleher
·“It lessened their gaiety, but did not ruin their comfort; and the two girls agreeing in occupation, and improving in intimacy, found themselves well-sufficient.” ‘Northanger Abbey’ (IIxiii)

You RetweetedJASNA – St. Louis@JASNAStLouis·Absolutely! #WishbonePBS#DogsInCravats24You RetweetedChawtonHouse@ChawtonHouse·Before the days of plastic, buckets were made from treated leather. These fire buckets hang from hooks in the entranceway to Chawton House. They have been decorated with heraldic symbols and the year 1720, making them by far the oldest fire-fighting equipment in the house!1949You Retweeted@JaneAustenCork@janeaustencork·Jane Austen and Adlestrop Adlestrop today is a very compact village which has a strong sense of its identity & fosters strong feelings of belonging, which may be due to the Leigh family [Jane Austen’s relatives] retaining it as an estate village over so many centuries. (Huxley)

Posted by: Kirk | February 25, 2021

2/25 Week in review…

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Yesterday at 5:50 AM  · Austen enthusiasts may enjoy this book, which is available to download for free from Open Book Publishers: Jane Austen: Reflections of a Reader by (the late) Nora Bartlett: https://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/1196This volume presents an exhilarating and insightful collection of essays on Jane Austen – distilling the author’s deep understanding and appreciation of Austen’s works across a lifetime. The volume is both intra- and inter-textual in focus, ranging from perceptive analysis of individual scenes to the exploration of motifs across Austen’s fiction.Full of astute connections, these lively discussions hinge on the study of human behaviour – from family relationships to sickness and hypochondria – highlighting Austen’s artful literary techniques and her powers of human observation.

Jane Austen: Reflections of a Reader

OPENBOOKPUBLISHERS.COMJane Austen: Reflections of a ReaderThis volume presents an exhilarating and insightful collection of essays on Jane Austen – distilling the author’s deep understanding and appreciation of Austen’s works across a lifetime.

JASNA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho

February 23 at 8:08 PM  · On this day, two hundred years ago, 23 February 1821, poet John Keats died in Rome. In the two centuries since, he has become one of the most beloved Romantic poets. What is your favorite John Keats poem?#Keats200

JASNA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho

February 21 at 5:03 PM  · Today is the one year anniversary of the US release of EMMA. (2020). Here’s a short video of Mr. Knightley and Emma’s argument about Harriet refusing Robert Martin’s offer of marriage from all Emma productions since 1996, including the 2020 movie. Which one gets the fight spot on? All four of them highlight the brilliancy of Austen’s original dialogue. Share your thoughts on your favorite Mr. Knightley, favorite Emma, and favorite overall fight scene in comments. https://youtu.be/aqF2TagnOns

Jane Austen Society of North America – Eastern Pennsylvania Region

February 21 at 5:03 AM  · Registration for Jane Austen Days in Philadelphia on March 13 and 20 is now open! There is no cost to attend this on-line event, but you must register for one or both days to participate. For more information and to register for go to: https://www.jasnaeastpa.org

Gore Place

February 18 at 4:15 PM  · Did you see us on TV this morning? Thanks WBZ | CBS Boston for the feature! https://boston.cbslocal.com/…/waltham-massachusetts…/

Well…non-Austen ones. Do you have a favorite non-Austen?Certainly one of my favorite titles is Passionate Sage by Joseph Ellis.Cheshire Public LibraryFebruary 19 at 3:00 AM  · “I have lots of favorites. That’s the trouble with books. You can never choose your favorite. It changes depending on your mood.”― Veronica Henr

Posted by: Kirk | February 16, 2021

2/16 Week in review…

Yea and nay! Yea to the P&P Musical I saw on the Prime thingy. I’m not a musical fan but was completely charmed…especially Jane Bennet!! And still nay to Emma 2020. A rewatch(DVD from the PL) after seeing it at Coolidge Corner on 2/25/2020 with a few of my favorite local Janeites. Slight improved marks to Johnny Flynn(with two exceptions) but not to the lead actress. Still too cold and mean…Caroline Bingley like for most it. Only some sweet and tender end moments with Harriet Smith(still my favorite character in this one…thus Harriet as a photo below) at the end prevent me from giving her one star.

JASNA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho wrote:”It’s going to be a chilly evening! We are certain lots of hot tea will be drunk. Using the chart below, how do you take your tea?”

Eileen Collins

February 11 at 12:56 AM  · JANE AUSTEN’S LETTERS Jane Austen’s letter from Bath, dated June 19th 1799, was sent to her sister Cassandra at their home in Steventon. This long letter continues:”Last night we were in Sydney Gardens again, as there was a repetition of the Gala which went off so ill on the 4th. – We did not go till nine, & then were in very good time for the Fire-Works, which were really beautiful, & surpassing my expectation; – the Illuminations too were very pretty. – The weather was as favourable, as it was otherwise a fortnight ago. – The Play on Saturday is I hope to conclude our Gaeities here, for nothing but a lengthened stay will make it otherwise.” (From “THE LETTERS OF JANE AUSTEN” edited by Lord Brabourne)[Deirdre Le Faye tells us that the “Play on Saturday” was Kotzebue’s ‘The Birthday Day’ and the romance ‘Bluebeard’]Pic 1: Sydney Gardens, Bath from an 1803 Map(From “A MAP OF BATH In the Time of Jane Austen” bought in Bath, August 2008)Pic 2: ‘Old Orchard Street Theatre, Bath drawn by Thomas Rowlandson c.1790 (From www.wikipedia.org)

Cheshire Public Library

February 10 at 3:00 AM  · “It wasn’t that time stopped in the library. It was as if it were captured, collected here, and in all libraries — and not only my time, my life, but all human time as well. In the library, time is dammed up–not just stopped but saved.”― Susan Orlean

*Language warning* Found via the quiz during Reading Jane Austen in the Pacific Northwesthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oK4_XWx0Is

Abigail Reynolds

February 6 at 6:28 PM  · Unfair! The UK names their winter storms better than we do. They’re about to have Storm Darcy, and I’m stuck getting Winter Storm Quade. I mean, Quade??? I wrote an entire book about Darcy in a snowstorm, and if I’m going to get snowed in, I want Darcy to be responsible!! 😂😂#AlonewithMrDarcy#snowsnowsnowTHEGUARDIAN.COMStorm Darcy: amber warnings for snow in south-east England

Abigail Reynolds

February 6 at 9:01 PM  · Happy Birthday to Pfeffernusse, Queen of Cats! She’s been treated to new catnip mice and a bowl of chopped giblets, which she thinks is precisely her due. Can’t believe she’s four years old already!

Posted by: Kirk | February 6, 2021

2/6 Week in review….

Susan SteinJane Austen Society of North America – Nebraska

February 2 at 4:23 PM  · The New York Times is asking people to write in as to “What you’re doing” during the Pandemic isolation. Here’s today’s chosen answer: I have adopted what I call my Jane Austen hour. In the spirit of the Victorian-era tradition of “morning correspondence,” each day I spend an hour writing emails or texts to friends and family, many of whom I haven’t been in touch with for years. I have reconnected with old college roommates, high school friends, long-lost cousins, and all sorts of acquaintances I had lost touch with. I just send a short note saying that I was thinking about them and hoping they were managing OK in these crazy times, and then I share a treasured memory about them. The resulting reconnection and renewed correspondence has been a great antidote to pandemic isolation.— Shelley Hammond Hoffmire, Oxford, U.K.Let us know how you’re dealing with the pandemic. Send us a response here, and we may feature it in an upcoming newsletter.

This certainly looks interesting. At $64(with shipping), I certainly need a whole lot of details before I consider it. “By Natalia de la Torre and Meghan WinchA WORLD PREMIERE, commissioned by Tiny DynamiteGeorgiana Darcy was refined and polite – or tried to be, anyway. A thwarted elopement threatened to tame her wild heart, but all the good breeding in the world can only go so far. Two centuries later, her American great-great-etc.-grandniece finds a trove of letters and objects from her ancestor, and she passes them to you. Join us for a handcrafted story of love, distance, and what it means to bridge the two – all set in the world of Jane Austen’s beloved Pride and Prejudice. Over the course of 10 mailings – packages and postcards sent to your home – you’ll be immersed in two love stories: Georgiana’s and her modern descendent’s. You’ll get a peek into what comes after the novel for your favorite characters, and receive handcrafted treasures – including some for you to make yourself!Availability is limited. U.S. addresses only – unfortunately, we cannot accommodate international shipping.Thank you for supporting A Play, a Pie, and a Pint In Place. We look forward to bringing you new stories in new ways until it’s safe to gather in person!”https://tiny-dynamite.ticketleap.com/georgiana-recovered…/

Georgiana Recovered in Time

TINY-DYNAMITE.TICKETLEAP.COMGeorgiana Recovered in TimeBy Natalia de la Torre and Meghan WinchA WORLD PREMIERE, commissioned by Tiny DynamiteFirst mailing on April 29th$60 per address Georgiana Darcy was refined and polite – or tried to be, anyway. A thwarted elopement threatened to tame her wild heart, but all the good breeding in the world can only go…

Posted by: Kirk | January 30, 2021

1/30 18 days in review…..

Great British Tea Party

39m  · Making Tea with a Teapot1. Add one teaspoon of loose leaf tea to the teapot. Allow one per person and add one extra for the teapot.2. Fill the teapot with freshly boiled water. As a guide allow 450ml of water per one teaspoon of loose leaf tea. Leave to steep, 3 minutes for Blue Lady and 3-5 minutes for Breakfast Blend (alter the time according to your preferred level of strength, longer = stronger). 3. Decant the brewed tea into a second warmed teapot (warm by flushing with boiling water and use a strainer to catch stray leaves), This prevents the tea from stewing in it’s leaves which can leave a bitter after taste. 4. Place the tea cosy over the teapot to keep your tea warm for up to 2-3 hours, that is if lasts that long!TipIf you have guests and are using the tea straight away, there is no need to decant or use a tea cosy. With quality tea leaves, you are able replenish the teapot with freshly boiled water for a second serving. If your teapot is without a filter, use a tea strainer to catch stray leaves. A tea strainer sits across the rim of a teacup and works like a sieve.I’m pictured here in the Arts and Crafts themed dining room in the 1790 property I recently finished refurbishing from derelict and now a house for the first time in it’s 231 year history. Also a Guest House situated in a lovely old market town in Norfolk with lots of things to do. Royal Sandringham, The Queen’s country estate is in Norfolk and it is also the county with the most number of castles in England. You can see more of the house here at The Old Post Office – Norfolk, EnglandTo see more of the dining room, click here to see a recent post describing in further detail https://www.facebook.com/GreatBritishTeaParty/posts/3928200637232645Enjoy your cuppa! If we still haven’t met, hello! I’m creator of this page. Sending hugs ❤ Claire

Eileen Collins

10h  · JANE AUSTEN’S LETTERS Jane Austen visited Bath in 1799 with her mother and her brother Edward and his family. Edward had taken a house at Queen Square. Jane wrote from here to Cassandra who remained at Steventon. Once again Jane is writing about clothing and headgear:”I saw some Gauzes in a shop in Bath Street yesterday at only 4d a yard, but they were not so good or so pretty as mine. – Flowers are very much worn, & Fruit is still more the thing. – Eliz. has a bunch of Strawberries, & I have seen Grapes, Cherries, Plumbs & Apricots – There are likewise Almonds & raisins, french plumbs & Tamarinds at the Grocers, but I have never seen any of them in hats. – A plumb or green gage would cost three shillings; – Cherries & Grapes about 5 I believe – but this is at some of the dearest Shops – ” (From “THE LETTERS OF JANE AUSTEN” edited by Lord Brabourne) Pic: Head-dresses of about 1800 (From “JANE AUSTEN” by Brian Wilks)

Joan Dynes ReynoldsJane Austen Society of North America – Vancouver Region

January 24 at 3:36 AM  · For those that missed the “Emma Soundtracks” event today: an excellent comparison and analysis of themes and instrumentation used in each of the musical soundtracks to the 1996, 2009 and 2020 adaptations of “Emma” – Ruth Mudge gave us a fascinating exploration. She also mentioned the new series of Youtube videos from Mistress of Pemberly – comparisons of scenes from each of the adaptations. Example here:YOUTUBE.COMMr. Knightley comes to Harriet’s rescue – ‘Emma’ compared Ep. 9 (1996, 1996 TV, 2009, 2020)

JASNA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho

January 22 at 6:52 PM  · Not sure if we have done this quiz before, but it’s always fun to see what people get! If you were a Jane Austen character, who would you be? Share your results in the comments!https://www.buzzfeed.com/beatrizs…/more-like-jane-boss-ten

Joan Dynes ReynoldsJane Austen Society of North America – Vancouver Region

January 17 at 4:30 PM  · Professor Jason Solinger’s presentation, “The Anti-Historical Austen: From ‘The History of England to ‘Northanger Abbey’ and Beyond,” given January 16, 2021, to the Jane Austen Society of North America, Southwest Region https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLOHPf8_UmQ&t=1313s…

Joan Dynes ReynoldsJane Austen Society of North America – Vancouver Region

January 16 at 1:46 AM  · A very special JASNA cross-border super-regional event  “Reading Jane Austen in the Pacific Northwest – Perfect Happiness” open to all, full details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/406560780623232/?ti=ls

These three books arrived at my beloved branch PL Dec 30. Performing Jane took 5 weeks to travel from Norwood (20 miles)!!. Jane Was Here traveled from Independence MO!!!! Read and returned. Hopefully they’ll arrive back at their home PLs quickly and safely. Loved Jane Was Here and Jane Austen Writing….Mixed feelings about Performing Jane.

Eileen Collins

January 13 at 12:55 AM  · JANE AUSTEN’S LETTERS We know from reading Jane Austen’s letters that she appears to have an interest in clothing. In her long letter to her sister Cassandra, written between January 21st and 23rd 1799, we can find evidence of this:”I have no objection at all to your buying our gowns there, as your imagination has pictured to you exactly such a one as is necessary to make me happy. You quite abash me by your progress in notting, for I am still without silk. You must get me some in town or in Canterbury; it should be finer than yours. I thought Edward would not approve of Charles being a crop, [‘wearing his hair cut short and unpowdered’: Le Faye] and rather wished you to conceal it from him at present, lest it might fall on his spirits and retard his recovery.” (From “THE LETTERS OF JANE AUSTEN” edited by Lord Brabourne)Pics: Dresses similar to what Jane and Cassandra Austen might have worn(Displayed in Jane Austen’s House Museum)

Posted by: Kirk | January 12, 2021

1/12 On the 12th day of January…wk in review….

Jane Austen Society of North America

Yesterday at 11:20 AM  · PBS Books will host a free virtual event celebrating 50 years of MASTERPIECE on Thursday, January 14, at 3 pm ET on Facebook Live. The program: a conversation with Rebecca Eaton, executive producer-at-large at PBS MASTERPIECE, and Nancy West, author of “Masterpiece: America’s 50-Year-Old Love Affair with British Television Drama.”

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8h  · A fabulous resource and free until April- for academics and hobbyists alike.https://blog.history.ac.uk/…/british-history-online…/

Eileen Collins

January 10 at 12:53 AM  · JANE AUSTEN’S LETTERS In a letter written to her sister Cassandra between January 21st and 23rd Jane Austen described her attendance at a ball. Having written about the small numbers who attended this ball she names some of those who did. “Our ball was chiefly made up of Jervoises and Terrys, the former of whom were apt to be vulgar, the latter to be noisy. I had an odd set of partners: Mr Jenkins, Mr Street, Col Jervoise, James Digweed, J. Lyford, and Mr Briggs, a friend of the latter. I had a very pleasant evening, however, though you will probably find out that there was no particular reason for it; but I do not think it worth while to wait for any enjoyment until there is some real opportunity for it. Mary behaved very well, and was not at all fidgety.” (From “THE LETTERS OF JANE AUSTEN” edited by Lord Brabourne)

Eileen Collins

January 5 at 12:54 AM  · JANE AUSTEN AND CHRISTMAS The Christmas of 1797 might have proved a romantic one for Jane Austen. Her friend and neighbour Madame Lefroy – perhaps trying to make amends for nipping in the bud the flirtation with Tom Lefroy the previous year – had been doing a little matchmaking for her young friend with a more eligible gentleman than her husband’s nephew. This year she invited to Ashe the Rev Samuel Blackall (1771-1842), a tall, learned young, Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Older than Tom, Anne Lefroy believed him to be with every expectation of acquiring a rich college living in the not too distant future. There is no evidence as to what she may have told Jane about him beforehand, but she seems to have assured Mr Blackall that Mr Austen’s youngest daughter was well worth his consideration as a suitable wife. (From “JANE AUSTEN: A FAMILY RECORD” by W.A. and R.A Austen-Leigh)

Eileen Collins

January 6 at 12:55 AM  · JANE AUSTEN AND CHRISTMAS ‘Twelfth Night’The exciting climax of the Christmastide season came on Epiphany or Twelfth Night (January 5th or 6th, depending on who counted). It was a feast day to mark the coming of the Magi. It was also the traditional day for exchanging gifts. Revels, masks and balls filled the day and night. Elaborate and expensive Twelfth Day/Twelfth Night Cakes covered with coloured sugar frosting, gilded paper trimmings, and sometimes delicate plaster of Paris or ‘pastillage’ figures, made impressive centrepieces for the party. In towns, confectioners displayed these cakes in their windows, illuminated by small lamps, so their wares could be admired during winter evenings. By midnight, decorations had to be taken down and burned, or one would face bad luck for the rest of the year. (From “A JANE AUSTEN CHRISTMAS” by Maria Grace)

Eileen Collins

January 3 at 12:51 AM  · JANE AUSTEN AND CHRISTMAS In Jane Austen’s day, the highlight of the Christmastide season for adults, especially young adults, was the series of dances and balls given during the season. Literary historian John Mullen wrote that “Jane Austen loved balls, which were the most exciting events in provincial life”. In those days “there was no set way for a young lady to make her debut in society” wrote Jane Austen expert Margaret C. Sullivan. Her parents might throw a ball in her honour or she might start attending dinners and evening parties with her parents. In many families it was common for the eldest daughter to be at least engaged before the youngest daughters were allowed to come out, presumably so they would not compete with her for potential husbands or embarrass her by becoming engaged first.” (From “A JANE AUSTEN CHRISTMAS” by Carlo De Vito)

Eileen Collins

January 1 at 1:33 AM  · JANE AUSTEN AND CHRISTMAS New Year’s Day: ‘First Footing’Many people in Scotland and Northern England believed that the first visitor to set foot across the threshold after midnight on New Year’s Eve, [now New Year’s Day], affected the family’s fortunes. The ‘First Footer’ entered through the front door, ideally bearing traditional gifts: a coin, a lump of coal, a piece of bread or shortbread, whisky, salt, black bun – these representing prosperity, warmth, food and good cheer in the new year. Tradition held that no one spoke until the ‘first-footer’ wished the occupants a happy new year. Once inside, the first-footer would be led through the clean home to place the coal on the fire and offer a toast to the house and all who lived there … The first-footer would leave through the back door taking away all the old year’s troubles and sorrows.

(From “A JANE AUSTEN CHRISTMAS” by Maria Grace)

Posted by: Kirk | December 31, 2020

12/31 Happy New Year!!! 10 days in review…

Eileen Collins

Yesterday at 1:00 AM  · JANE AUSTEN AND CHRISTMAS During the Christmas holiday one can imagine the rambling series of rooms in Steventon Rectory fully stocked with adults, younger adults, and children. Filled to bursting with a compliment of maids, cooks and farm hands, as well as guests, the Austen home must have been bustling over the Christmas period. Breakfasts and dinners with tables full of noisy and squabbling children and an abundance of food. Beds packed like sardines; jokes, laughter, arguments; piano playing; nights spent by the fireside with reading, games and recitation – all in close quarters … Being a family contented to stay within their own unit, one can easily imagine the Austens honouring the traditions of the Christmas season. (From “A JANE AUSTEN CHRISTMAS” by Carlo De Vito)Pic 1: A Drawing of Steventon Rectory by Anna Austen [later Lefroy]

Cheshire Public Library

December 29 at 3:00 AM  · Long or short reads – what are you in the mood for these days? Why? #wewanttoknow

Eileen Collins

December 28 at 12:53 AM  · JANE AUSTEN AND CHRISTMAS “The Christmas season in Georgian/Regency England was a festive time of year which inevitably diverted one’s attention away from the cold and dark months of winter. The early 1800s presented a time of entertainment with evening balls, parlour games, and family parties. Holiday entertaining began around St Nicholas Day (December 6th) and extended to Twelfth Night (January 5th/6th). Small social gatherings and house parties filled the intervening weeks. The rooms in the house were interpreted to show visitors both the celebration side of the holidays and the preparation side of the homeowners and their servants.” (From “A JANE AUSTEN CHRISTMAS” by Carlo De Vito, quoting The Historic Odessa Foundation)

JANE AUSTEN AND CHRISTMAS In the time of the Austens the Christmas holiday was spent by the gentry in their country houses and estates as they did not return to London until February. It was a time of high celebration with visiting, gift and charity giving, balls and masquerades, play acting, games and lots of food.Jane Austen and her sister Cassandra shared much fun playing either the role of guest or hostess. They loved visiting friends during this time of year. Their letters exist because they often visited friends and relatives separately during the season, and kept each other abreast of the news by way of their missives. (From “A JANE AUSTEN CHRISTMAS” by Carlo De Vito)

Cheshire Public Library

December 26 at 3:00 AM  · Did a book make you (want to) try something new this year? What was it? #wewanttoknow

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JANE AUSTEN AND CHRISTMAS:Christmas DayFamilies typically began Christmas Day with a trip to the Church, and might pick up their Christmas goose from the local baker on the way home. As the Austens were a church-going family, Christmas Day would have begun with Rev George Austen going to Steventon Church, accompanied by Mrs Austen and his dutiful sons and daughters. The family might have helped arrange the church or decorate it modestly for the season. Jane and Cassandra might have brought greens or small bouquets with them on their walk, for just such purposes. After the service the family might linger and chat with parishioners, possibly stopping along the way back to visit friends in the village before completing the trek back to their parsonage. (From “A JANE AUSTEN CHRISTMAS” by Carlo De Vito)

Pic 1: Church of St Nicholas, Steventon Pic 2: Interior of Steventon Church (Photographs taken in August 2008)

Eileen Collins

December 24 at 12:54 AM  · JANE AUSTEN AND CHRISTMAS In Jane Austen’s day recipes which could be made ahead and served cold were popular with cooks and became the basis for many traditional recipes. Black butter [made with apples, sweet cider and sugar] and Souse [pickled meat] were a must, as were a variety of meats, jellies and puddings. For Christmas dinner there was always a goose, turkey or mutton, though venison often held pride of place. Afterwards, of course, there was Christmas [or Plum] pudding ablaze in brandy sauce. One can almost see the Austens settled in against the cold nights, with the fire blazing, playing their games of charades, or reading aloud to one another. They might have sipped mulled wine, cider, or even beer during these moments. (From “A JANE AUSTEN CHRISTMAS” by Carlo De Vito)

Eileen Collins

December 23 at 12:53 AM  · JANE AUSTEN AND CHRISTMAS By the late 18th century ‘kissing boughs’ were popular. These were usually made from holly, ivy, mistletoe, and rosemary. They were often decorated with spices, apples, oranges, candles or ribbons. The church identified holly with the crown of thorns of Christ, therefore the hanging of holly in the house was thought to represent a more religious aspect to the practice. Being the daughters, and even granddaughters, of clegymen, it is likely that Jane Austen and her sister Cassandra would have collected holly and might have picked up fresh bay and rosemary from a still growing herb garden – perhaps even their own at Steventon. Fresh fruits were used as decoration, as well as adding sweet smells to the different rooms in the house. (From “A JANE AUSTEN CHRISTMAS” by Carlo De Vito)

Eileen Collins

December 22 at 12:56 AM  · JANE AUSTEN AND CHRISTMAS As Rev George Austen’s pupils left for their homes, his daughters Cassandra and Jane might have begun to decorate their home at Steventon Rectory for the Christmastide. The sisters might have gone out and collected cuttings from various trees and shrubs in and around the country lanes of Steventon. They would also have collected any blossoming flowers, or they might have visited with friends who might have had a hothouse. They would have gathered the flowers in small baskets or bushels, and then returned to decorate their home. Traditional decorations included holly and evergreens. The decoration of homes was not just for the gentry; poor families also brought greenery indoors to decorate their homes, but not until Christmas Eve. It was considered unlucky to bring greenery into the house before then. (From “A JANE AUSTEN CHRISTMAS” by Carlo De Vito)

Posted by: Kirk | December 21, 2020

12/21 Ten days in review…

Cheshire Public Library

Yesterday at 3:00 AM  · What’s the most uplifting book you’ve read recently? #wewanttoknow

JASNA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho

December 18 at 6:48 PM  · Oh my goodness, my oldest friend sent me a link to this Tiktok video and it’s just the thing for some Friday Fun. May we present: “Jane Boston Tok Paht 4.”https://www.tiktok.com/@jtgodfrey/video/6906647170829585669As he said, “Grab ya cheetahs and put ya dunkies in a fancy cup fah Persuasion! This lettah is quintessential romance.” Austen In Boston: A Jane Austen Book Club have you seen this?

Eileen Collins

December 19 at 12:48 AM  · JANE AUSTEN AND CHRISTMAS Christmas, in December, would usually have been quite cold in Jane Austen’s England. How did people dress for the cold weather in the Georgian/Regency era?”Jane Austen’s milieu had many options for cold -weather clothing. First they could have fortified their limbs with warm wool flannel underwear. This fabric was made into underbodices and petticoats for women, and drawers and waistcoats (undershirts) for men, of the kind worn by Colonel Brandon which Marianne Dashwood so despises in “SENSE AND SENSIBILITY”. Men’s outer clothing was primarily made of wool to begin with, and they added heavy greatcoats (as worn by Henry Tilney in “NORTHANGER ABBEY”) with many shoulder capes to ward off inclement weather”. (From “DRESS IN THE AGE OF JANE AUSTEN” by Hilary Davidson)

As usual OTD, I’ve collected a “few” JA birthday wishes and other items. Enjoy…please!!! https://janeausteninboston.wordpress.com/…/12-16-happy…/

12/16 Happy Bday Jane Austen……..

JANEAUSTENINBOSTON.WORDPRESS.COM12/16 Happy Bday Jane Austen……..Jennifer Redlarczyk December 16, 2018 · Happy Birthday Jane Austen and Ludwig van Beethoven. December 16 is certainly a glorious day for lovers of literature and music! ♫ Eileen Collins 7h · JANE…

Eileen Collins

December 16 at 12:53 AM  · JANE AUSTEN’S BIRTHDAY:DECEMBER 16thOn December 16th 1775 the wonderful Jane Austen was born at Steventon in Hampshire. Mrs Austen had written to Mrs Walter [wife of George Austen’s half-brother William -Hampson Walter] on August 20th of that year:”We are all, I thank God, in good health, and I am more nimble and active than I was last time, [this was Mrs Austen’s seventh pregnancy] I expect to be confined some time in November.”But November came and went, and it was not until well into December when Rev George Austen could pass on the good news of Jane’s birth to Mrs Walter. He wrote:”You have doubtless been for some time in expectation of hearing from Hampshire, and perhaps wondered a little we were in our old age [George was 44 and Cassandra was 35!!] grown such bad reckoners but so it was, for Cassy certainly expected to have been brought to bed a month ago; however last night the time came, and without a great deal of warning, everything was soon happily over. We have now another girl, a present plaything for her sister Cassy and a future companion. She is to be Jenny, and seems to me as if she would be as like Henry, as Cassy is to Neddy. Your sister thank God is pure well after it, and sends her love to you and my brother, not forgetting James and Philly…”The winter of 1775 was one of the bitterest for many years so that Jane was privately baptised on December 17th and not taken to the freezing Steventon church till the following April. (From “JANE AUSTEN: A FAMILY RECORD” by W.A. and R.A. Austen-Leigh)

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December 15 at 7:12 PM  · A very happy birthday to my lovely Jane Austen!« le Musée imaginaire de Jane Austen » texte de Fabrice Colin, éditions Albin Michel 2017. En vente chez tous nos merveilleux libraires.“The imaginary museum of Jane Austen” Albin Michel publisherSee Translation59People Reached6EngagementsBoost Unavailable

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Eileen Collins

December 14 at 12:52 AM  · JANE AUSTEN AND CHRISTMAS While many of our Christmas traditions date from the Victorian era, people in Jane Austen’s time enjoyed seasonal food and drink, and also decorated their homes for the festive season. Christmas is mentioned in one form or another in all of Jane Austen’s novels.In “PERSUASION” Jane Austen describes a festive scene at Uppercross. The Musgroves have returned from Lyme “to receive their happy boys and girls from school, bringing with them Mrs Harville’s little children..” Jane Austen paints the scene which greeted Lady Russell and Anne Elliot, who have called to Uppercross, on their way to Bath.”On one side was a table, occupied by some chattering girls, cutting up silk and gold paper; and on the other were tressels and trays, bending under the weight of brawn and cold pies, where riotous boys were holding high revel; the whole completed by a roaring Christmas fire..”(“PERSUASION” Vol II Ch 2)Pic 1: Lady Russell (Susan Fleetwood)Pic 2: Anne Elliot (Amanda Root)(From the 1995 film of “PERSUASION”)39People Reached3EngagementsBoost Unavailable

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Cheshire Public Library

December 14 at 3:01 AM  · You can hide in a book (or story) for only one night- into which world would you escape? #wewanttoknow

Eileen Collins

December 12 at 12:53 AM  · JANE AUSTEN AND CHRISTMAS Jane Austen seems to make some reference to Christmas in most of her novels.In “NORTHANGER ABBEY” we read that Catherine Morland wondered “What gown and what head-dress she should wear?” Jane Austen’s narrative voice comments that “Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction …” Catherine knew all this very well; her great-aunt had read her a lecture on the subject only the Christmas before; and yet she lay awake ten minutes on Wednesday night debating between her spotted and her tamboured muslin …”(NA Vol I Ch 10)In “EMMA” we meet Isabella Knightley, née Woodhouse, who has married Mr John Knightley and is very happily settled with her husband and five children in Brunswick Square, London. Despite her concern for her family’s health and comfort [resembling her father in this] she is willing to make the journey from London to Hartfield in order to spend the Christmas holiday with her father, Mr Woodhouse, and her sister Emma.(E Vol I Ch 11)Pic 1: Catherine Morland (Felicity Jones)(From “NORTHANGER ABBEY” 2007)Pic 2: Isabella Knightley (Poppy Miller) with her husband Mr John Knightley (Dan Fredenburgh) (From BBCs 2009 Series “EMMA”)52People Reached7EngagementsBoost Unavailable

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Eileen Collins

December 12 at 12:53 AM  · JANE AUSTEN AND CHRISTMAS Jane Austen seems to make some reference to Christmas in most of her novels.In “NORTHANGER ABBEY” we read that Catherine Morland wondered “What gown and what head-dress she should wear?” Jane Austen’s narrative voice comments that “Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction …” Catherine knew all this very well; her great-aunt had read her a lecture on the subject only the Christmas before; and yet she lay awake ten minutes on Wednesday night debating between her spotted and her tamboured muslin …”(NA Vol I Ch 10)In “EMMA” we meet Isabella Knightley, née Woodhouse, who has married Mr John Knightley and is very happily settled with her husband and five children in Brunswick Square, London. Despite her concern for her family’s health and comfort [resembling her father in this] she is willing to make the journey from London to Hartfield in order to spend the Christmas holiday with her father, Mr Woodhouse, and her sister Emma.(E Vol I Ch 11)Pic 1: Catherine Morland (Felicity Jones)(From “NORTHANGER ABBEY” 2007)Pic 2: Isabella Knightley (Poppy Miller) with her husband Mr John Knightley (Dan Fredenburgh) (From BBCs 2009 Series “EMMA”)52People Reached7EngagementsBoost Unavailable

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Posted by: Kirk | December 11, 2020

12/11 Not seen on AiB Facebook


Bianca Hernandez@bookhoarding·The next ep of my costuming on a budget series is up! If you’ve ever wanted to be Lizzy Bennet, but maybe don’t have the budget or skills, this series is for you. This week I talk about accessories.

Regency Costuming 101: Reticules and GlovesSo you have your dream Regency dress, what now? Accessorize of course! This week’s Regency Costuming 101 is going to cover reticules, gloves and parasols. Re…youtube.com


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·Her husband, however, would not agree with her here; for besides having a regard for his cousin, Charles Hayter was an eldest son, and he saw things as an eldest son himself. #PersuasionDaily#CharlesMusgrove#JaneAusten


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Jane Austen Centre@JaneAustenBath·“There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. Nobody can be more devoted to home than I am.” – Emma. Fortunately for us this year, this quote still holds true, especially if there is an actual copy of Emma involved! #EMMA#JaneAustenQuotes1275You RetweetedGilbert White & The Oates Collections@GilbertWhites·Happy #ChristmasJumperDay here’s Kimberley trying to fit her Penguin Jumper and the Penguin display into same selfie!


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Sarah Rose Kearns@Persuasion_JA·Her husband, however, would not agree with her here; for besides having a regard for his cousin, Charles Hayter was an eldest son, and he saw things as an eldest son himself. #PersuasionDaily#CharlesMusgrove#JaneAusten1111You RetweetedCardiff BookTalk@CardiffBookTalk·The BookTalk Team are delighted to share with you the recording of our most recent online event, on Jane Austen’s Emma. 260 participants from around the world joined us – thank you!

Cardiff BookTalk: Jane Austen’s EmmaJane Austen’s Emma was the focus of our December 2020 Cardiff BookTalk event. 260 participants from around the world joined us – thank you!Whether you know t…youtube.com


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·Replying to @blgtylrMe when I hear someone talk about persuasion: “I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach.”10Sir Sarah Dudley@SarahDudley41·Replying to @blgtylrAnd Persuasion is my joint favourite with P&P. I wish there were more adaptations of it (why is it always Emma?)113Melanie Scala@researchnerdery·Right? Persuasion and Northanger are my faves, and every dang movie adaptation is GD Emma, my LEAST fave. Even when someone does adapt them, they’re not really good adaptations. P&P and S&S manage to get pretty good adaptations while being more complex than Emma, y not others?!


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·Hey colleagues, have you seen this cfp for the spec issue of @jasnaorg Persuasions Online, “Beyond the Bit of Ivory: #JaneAusten & Diversity”? Please RT, help get the word out & consider submitting? Would love to learn from your new work. Deadline 1/15/21. http://jasna.org/about/jasna-post/call-for-papers-jane-austen-and-diversity/…4142You Retweeted

Deborah Yaffe@DeborahYaffe·Prime #JaneAusten-linked real estate in Bath is up for auction. Blog:Our cousins’ streetA trio of buildings for sale in Bath are located at one of the most desirable addresses in Jane Austen’s fiction.deborahyaffe.com21You Retweeted

Mark Brownlow@markbrownlow·A big thanks to @probablyatthel1 for spotlighting Port & Proposals on her wonderful blog. Drop in for an alternative summary and a quote or two…Quote Tweet

@probablyatthelibrary@probablyatthel1 · Dec 10Today on the blog, I’m excited to be sharing a look at Port & Proposals by @markbrownlow. Pour yourself a glass and come check it out.

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#JAFF #JaneAusten https://probablyatthelibrary.com/port-proposals/


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·Have finally reached the stage of 2020 where I’ve begun eyeing the cooking sherry and that unopened box of curiously-filled dates someone brought us from Greece about 20 years ago.

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December 8 at 1:40 PM  · I need my comfort nourishment, libation, and predictable narrative now, please. 😆❤️📚 — Miss Lydia#JaneAusten#Austen#AustentatiousLibrary#Janeites#Janeiacs#Austenites#PredictableNarrative#INeed#JaneAustenPeriodDramas

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December 4 at 8:50 AM  · So appropriate. I wonder if it will make it to the US in time for holiday gift giving?!~ Miss Tracy #AustentatiousLibrary#HappyEmmaFriday#StayHome#WearADangMaskhttps://janeausten.co.uk/…/jane-austen-emma-quote-face…

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