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!!

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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!

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:

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

·“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


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·


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


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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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

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.

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.

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.…

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!



Raquel Contreras@Raquel_CS
·#JaneAusten rules

Tulsa Library@tulsalibrary·Happy birthday, #JaneAusten! Find titles by her in our catalog: Read about December-born authors we’re celebrating in this post on our #blog:

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.

·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.

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!



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 :

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:…#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’:

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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?

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!…/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


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 | May 12, 2021

5/12 Week in review….…/pay-per-hap-the-adventures…

JASNA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho

May 7 at 6:39 PM  · If anyone is into podcasts, there is a good one called History Gems. The usual subject is famous gems, royal jewels etc but this week’s episode visits the Jane Austen house in Chawton. It discusses her history and life and describes several of Jane’s personal items. Check it out!

Jane Austen 2017 and onwards is at Mount Jerome Cemetery and Crematorium.

May 3 at 6:26 PM  · Dublin, Ireland  · #OTD in 1869, 4th May, Tom Lefroy died, (aged 93) in Wicklow, County Wicklow, Ireland.He has been laid to rest in the Family vault of the Right Honble. Thomas Langlois Lefroy Lord Chief Justice of Ireland 1860. at Mount Jerome Cemetery and Crematorium, Dublin, IrelandImages all from…/thomas-langlois-lefroy/photo

Posted by: Kirk | May 3, 2021

5/3 Reviewing the week….

Posted by: Kirk | April 25, 2021

4/25 A bit of April in review…

Due to a variety of physical issues, this one a very very late and short. Sorry!

JASNA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho

39m  · The hyacinths, of “Northanger Abbey” fame, are blooming in my neighborhood. Some cherry trees (mentioned by Jane Austen in “Emma” and a letter) are also starting to bloom. The ornamental plum in my yard smells heavenly. Plums are mentioned in a letter from Chawton in 1811 (spelled “plumbs”). What’s blooming in your area, Jane Austen-related or not? Share any pictures in comments!

JASNA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho

April 22 at 7:34 PM  · Happy Tea Thursday! ☕ Have you ever had a “London Fog” drink? Earl Gray + Milk + Vanilla Syrup. So delicious. Here is a lovely recipe which makes the drink into cupcakes (or a layer cake!) which are perfect for April.

Austen In Boston: A Jane Austen Book Club

Published by Kirk Companion  · May 12, 2019  · Polly Adams played Jane Bennet in P&P 1967. Her daughter Susannah Hanker played Jane Bennet in P&P in 1995…while pregnant! Happy Mother’s Day!133People Reached10EngagementsBoost Unavailable

Posted by: Kirk | April 2, 2021

4/2 Week in review….

The Making of Jane Austen wrote:”p. 39: Jane Austen: Writer in the World ($15), Jane Austen and Names ($10), Jane Austen: Cults and Cultures ($10). It’s not on sale, but The Daily Jane Austen: A Year of Quotes is still a bargain at $14. That’s just four cents a day for a delicious Austen quote. So grateful for the U of Chicago Press Austen list.” ·

Bath, how the Georgian city influenced and inspired Jane Austen. We asked Dr. Gabrielle Malcolm, author of Fan Phenomena to tell us more! Read all about it in our latest blog

Carol MatthewsI Heart Britain: British Travel, History, & Culture

March 26 at 11:17 AM  · Mapperton the quintessential English country House? Mapperton House is described charmingly on its website: “Home to the Earl and Countess of Sandwich, Mapperton is a glorious sandstone manor house and romantic valley garden deep in a lost Dorset combe among tumbling hills and unspoilt countryside. Fifteen acres of garden descend from the croquet lawn, through the formal topiary down to the wild garden”. In fact Mapperton won the coveted Historic Houses Garden of the Year award for 2020 – and you can see why – they are just beautiful!Yes, the Earl of Sandwich is credited with inventing the sandwich (not the current Earl of course, but John Montagu, 4th Earl (1718-1792). The Sandwich Isles were also named after him. He’s also close to my heart as the one-time friend of my own anti-hero, John Wilkes (1727-1797), but that’s a whole other story for another day….. back to Mapperton……Mapperton is the English Country House of our dreams, a blend of periods, styles and history that somehow all contribute to an absolutely charming building. As Lord David Cecil wrote of Mapperton in the mid 20th century:“Throughout the house, the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries meet each other at every turn. Yet, – and this is notably characteristic of Mapperton – they do not quarrel. Diversity never means discord. Rather the different ages combine to create an unexpected and richer harmony”.A little more of Mapperton’s history can be found on it’s website:“Mapperton was entered in the Domesday Book 1086 as Malperetone. It was then the property of William de Moion, Sheriff of Somerset, who earned 70 shillings from arable land for four ploughs, twenty acres of meadow and pasture, woodlands and a mill.From then on Mapperton belonged to only four families linked by descent in the female line – the Bretts, Morgans, Brodrepps and Comptons – until it was bought in 1919 by Mrs Ethel Labouchere. Since her death in 1955 it has been the home of the Montagus, currently the Earl and Countess of Sandwich.The gabled north wing with its twisted chimneys and finials is all that remains of Robert Morgan’s Tudor manor of the 1540s. In the 1660s, the owner, Richard Brodrepp, rebuilt the hall and west front and also erected the two stable blocks and the dovecote. The balustrade was added in the 18th century when a later Richard Brodrepp created the Georgian staircase and north front. As for the village, after the plague of 1666, according to Hutchins, “the tenements fell into the lord’s hand, and have all been pulled down”. The numbers in the village have remained almost unchanged since the 17th century.Elegant plaster panelling and fireplaces survive from Robert Morgan’s 16th century manor and Richard Brodrepp’s 17th century house. In the drawing room, heraldic lions and griffins, representing Bretts and Morgans, appear in the original Tudor ceiling, echoing the stone figures on the roof. The fleur-de-lys motif continues in the pendant ceiling in the great chamber upstairs”.Do the house or the gardens look familiar? There are two possible reasons for that. Firstly, the gardens, Orangery and some of its rooms appeared as Rebecca’s wing of Mandeley in the 2020 version of Rebecca starring Lily James. You may also have seen the lovely documentary An American Aristocrat’s Guide to Great Estates on the Smithsonian Channel. If you haven’t, I throughly recommend it as a personal insight into joining the British aristocracy and the joys and problems of living in an English Country House. You can even see the trailer and some clips from the lovely Julie Montagu’s personal website* and YouTube Channel.* There’s also a really nice Fb page* where you can follow Mapperton’s story.Links and Image Credits: *Mapperton’s website:*Lord David Cecil, Some Dorset Country Houses, 1955. (Available on Amazon:…/dp/0946159319)*John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich portrait:…/John-Montagu-4th-Earl-of…*Julie Montagu’s website:…/an-american-aristocrats…/*Julie Montagu’s YouTube Channel for more clips from the documentary series:*Mapperton’s Fb page (source of images used in this post): Reached1EngagementBoost Unavailable

Posted by: Kirk | March 25, 2021

3/25 Week in review…

The Making of Jane Austen

March 23 at 1:22 PM  · The Telegraph’s content has been made free of charge for 24 hours, if you want to check out, and argue with, its 2017 gallery of Jane Austen’s 50 greatest characters, ranked and rated. Spoiler: Elizabeth Bennet #1, Elinor Dashwood #2, Mr. Darcy #3. At least the first two slots were heroines!…/jane-austen-50-greatest…/

Lol Boston Austen Book Club ‘s Adm and I don’t agree on much about Austen (anything?)… however here 🙂. In lieu of reading Bleak House for another local Austen group, I watched the whole thing on Oct 10th(Charles Dance bday) several yrs ago. As a watch it was okish but not one second would I spend reading about that lot!!! Alas, I missed all those 72 word Chuckie sentences that have 0.0 to do with the plot! 🙂

Very British Problems 

March 21 at 11:40 AM  · Ideas for getting more exercise:- Move the biscuits farther away – Buy a heavier kettle

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March 21 at 12:01 PM  · #Didyouknow that Jane Austen was also a poet? Whilst her poems are not as well known as her fiction, it is said that they depict some of the themes of her better-known work.In celebration of #NationalPoetryDay, here is a selection of her best poems:

Miss Benford’s Emporium

March 19 at 2:02 PM  · Jane Austen rarely mentioned current affairs but how interesting that the innovations of Josiah Wedgwood should crop up in Northanger Abbey. Catherine delights in the family’s breakfast set but General Tilney comments that it, ‘was quite an old set, purchased two years ago. The manufacture was much improved since that time…’ Those improvements were mainly down to the techniques of Wedgwood in his Staffordshire pottery. Who doesn’t recognise his unique Jasper ware, beginning with the famous Portland vase? When I was a little girl my Nana gave me a Wedgwood pendant. It seemed so grown up and exotic. Little did I know then that it had its roots in the era I now love.My new hat, THE WEDGWOOD celebrates it’s elegant simplicity with a new shape covered in a pure silk taffeta ground, with white piping, accents and feathers. I hope it will stand up to the discerning tastes of even the best household! Available in the Emporium soon, in all the wonderful classic colours of Wedgwood. X…

Cue the fear mongering announcer guy…”Today on Behind The Music…one man’s Jane Austen obsession revealed on St Patrick’s Day…”. Best photo of your Adm. ever! (photos by MEZ)

Posted by: Kirk | March 16, 2021

3/16 Not seen on AiB FB

Sarah Rose Kearns@Persuasion_JA
·Join us for poetry and good conversation on Wednesday, April 21 at 6pm EDT. Actor R.J. Foster & I will read excerpts from the forthcoming anthology “100 Poems to Break Your Heart,” at a book-launch event with its editor Edward Hirsch, hosted by @nysoclib.

·After a short silence-“I hope, my Catherine, you are not getting out of humour with home because it is not so grand as Northanger.

Dr. Alice Marie Villaseñor@ProfAliceV

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Got a confirmation that my three new #JaneAusten masks are on their way. Wondering how many cloth #masks folks have on hand these days?

Sarah Rose Kearns@Persuasion_JA·It appears that it’s not too late to register for Dr. Patricia Matthew’s free Zoom lecture this evening at Jane Austen & Co! (My understanding is that registration filled up immediately, so the organizers upgraded their plan and opened additional spots

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)“I hope white hands”—Wedgwood, Abolition, and the Female Consumer | Jane Austen & CoProfessor Patricia A. Matthew (Montclair State University) will discuss the links between the abolition movement, sugar, and the depiction of Black women in the Regency period.janeaustenandco.org126Sarah Rose Kearns@Persuasion_JA·I had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Matthew give a version of this talk (or at least — a talk with a similar title) a couple of months ago, and it was utterly fascinating. Don’t let anyone tell you that British women in Austen’s period didn’t engage with “politics”!115Sarah Rose Kearns@Persuasion_JA·(In ways both good and ill, from my perspective.)

Jane Austen@austendaily
·I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.

Jane Austen Society of North America@jasnaorg
·Did you know JASNA has published annual JANE AUSTEN BIBLIOGRAPHIES since 1993? They’re freely accessible on our website as a resource for scholars, book collectors, and avid Austen readers — and they’re now easy to find in one place.…#JaneAusten

Paula Byrne Author FRSA@paulajaynebyrne·Looking forward to my forthcoming podcast on the Sanditon Chronicles… The Sanditon Chronicles Introduction

The Sanditon Chronicles IntroductionOur first podcast! We are so excited to begin this journey with you!  In this video we are giving you a run down of the channel, what to expect, why we are here and what we have in store!  Posting…

Jane Austen’s Zest@JaneAustenKent
·13MAR16: to Caroline: We have had a great deal of fun lately with Post-chaises stopping at the door; three times within a few days, we had a couple of agreable Visitors turn in unexpectedly – Your Uncle Henry & Mr Tilson, Mr Heathcote & Miss Bigg, your Uncle Henry & Mr Seymour.

Posted by: Kirk | March 16, 2021

3/16 Week in review…

Posted by: Kirk | March 6, 2021

3/6 Not seen on AiB FB…

Paula Byrne Author FRSA@paulajaynebyrne
·Note to anyone feeling a bit low. Bing #Sanditon. I promise you will feel better, will laugh, and will enjoy this feast for the eyes, and the mind.

Paula Byrne Author FRSA@paulajaynebyrne
·I have ideas for my next 4 books. Oh, what to do first???? I’m finishing ‘Hardy Women’ (Thomas Hardy and women), and then need to decide on which of the 3 books is next. Dilemma.

I hate sending the children to the Great House, though their grandmamma is always wanting to see them, for she humours and indulges them to such a degree, and gives them so much trash and sweet things, that they are sure to come back sick and cross for the rest of the day.3111Jane Austen@janeaustenlit·#JaneAusten#Persuasion

Paula Byrne Author FRSA@paulajaynebyrne
·I love and esteem the Sanditon Sisters. @SanditonSister2@SanditonSisters#SanditonSquad#SanditonPBS#Sanditon

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Collecting Jane Austen – where to start??

Collecting Jane Austen: Book Collecting 101

JANEAUSTENINVERMONT.BLOGCollecting Jane Austen: Book Collecting 101Gentle Readers: In an effort to offer weekly posts on collecting Jane Austen, I shall start with the basics of book collecting – this a general summary of things to consider with a few examples spe…

Devoney Looser@devoneylooser·The video has been posted for watching anytime. That’s here! I’d welcome your comments and questions and hope you’ll check out the course.

LIVE CHAT: life and works of Jane Austen, discussion with Devoney…LIVE CHAT: Join a Live Chat with Devo

ney Looser, PhD, to discuss her course, “The Life and Works of Jane Austen,” on Thursday, March 4, 3 pm ET/12 pm PT. Thi…

Posted by: Kirk | March 6, 2021

3/6 Week in review….

Eileen Collins

Yesterday at 12:53 AM  · JANE AUSTEN’S LETTERS Jane Austen wrote from Steventon, on November 8th and 9th 1800, to her sister who was at Godmersham. She has been telling Cassandra about some new tables which have been brought to the Rectory. She writes:”The Pembroke has got its destination by the sideboard, & my mother has great delight in keeping her Money & papers locked up. – The little Table which used to stand there, has most conveniently taken itself off into the best bed-room, & we are now in want only of the chiffoniere [sic], which is neither finished nor come. – So much for that subject; I now come to another, of a very different nature, as other subjects are very apt to be. – Earle Harwood has been again giving uneasiness to his family, & Talk to the Neighbourhood; in the present instance however he is only unfortunate & not in fault.” (From “THE LETTERS OF JANE AUSTEN” edited by Lord Brabourne) Pic 1: A Geore III Mahogany Chiffonier (From Pic 2: A George III Mahogany Pembroke Table Pic 3: A view of the drawer in the George III Mahogany Pembroke Table (From Reached2EngagementsBoost Unavailable

Eileen Collins

Yesterday at 12:53 AM  · JANE AUSTEN’S LETTERS Jane Austen wrote from Steventon, on November 8th and 9th 1800, to her sister who was at Godmersham. She has been telling Cassandra about some new tables which have been brought to the Rectory. She writes:”The Pembroke has got its destination by the sideboard, & my mother has great delight in keeping her Money & papers locked up. – The little Table which used to stand there, has most conveniently taken itself off into the best bed-room, & we are now in want only of the chiffoniere [sic], which is neither finished nor come. – So much for that subject; I now come to another, of a very different nature, as other subjects are very apt to be. – Earle Harwood has been again giving uneasiness to his family, & Talk to the Neighbourhood; in the present instance however he is only unfortunate & not in fault.” (From “THE LETTERS OF JANE AUSTEN” edited by Lord Brabourne) Pic 1: A Geore III Mahogany Chiffonier (From Pic 2: A George III Mahogany Pembroke Table Pic 3: A view of the drawer in the George III Mahogany Pembroke Table (From Reached2EngagementsBoost

Eileen Collins

February 28 at 12:51 AM  · JANE AUSTEN’S LETTERS Jane Austen’s letter from Steventon on November 1st 1800 was four pages long. On the fourth page she tells Cassandra:”I have heard from Charles, & am to send his shirts by half dozens as they are finished; one sett [sic] will go next week. – The Endymion is now waiting only for orders, but may wait for them perhaps a month. – Mr Coulthard was unlucky in very narrowly missing another unexpected Guest at Chawton, for Charles had actually set out & got half the way thither in order to spend one day with Edward, but turned back on discovering the distance to be considerably more than he had fancied, & finding himself & his horse to be very much tired. – I should regret it the more if his friend Shipley had been of the party, for Mr Coulthard might not have been so well pleased to see only one come at a time.” (From “THE LETTERS OF JANE AUSTEN” edited by Lord Brabourne)

Very British Problems 

February 26 at 8:44 AM  · “Where do you see yourself in five years?”

“Drinking tea and moaning about the weather”

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

Jane Austen@austendaily
·Is not general incivility the very essence of love?

Sarah Rose Kearns and AustenVSBronte likedDevoney Looser@devoneylooser·Want to get involved, #janeausten#janeite community? Email and CC 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).…

·“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)

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