Posted by: rearadmiral | April 20, 2016

Updated Book Schedule

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


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

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

Posted by: rearadmiral | August 6, 2020

8/6 A week plus in review…

Happy Bday Romola!!!!!!!!

Summer Series: Playwrights in Conversation: Writing Austen for the Modern Stage

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‘Pride and Prejudice’
Pride and Prejudice

“Pride and Prejudice” is a kind of literary Rosetta Stone; it’s the inspiration, basis, and model for so many modern novels that you’re probably more familiar with its plot and characters than you think. For a book written in the early 19th century, it’s modernity is surprising until you realize that this is the novel that, in many ways, defined what a modern novel is.

One of the great things about “Pride and Prejudice” is that Jane Austen was such a natural writer that you don’t see any of the techniques and innovations she used—you just get a great story about marriage, social class, manners, and personal growth and evolution. In fact, it’s such a well-constructed story that it’s still stolen (and left practically intact) by modern authors, with the most obvious example being the “Bridget Jones” books where author Helen Fielding seemed to make no effort to disguise her inspiration. Chances are if you’ve enjoyed a book about two people who seem to hate each other at first and then discover they’re in love, you can thank Jane Austen.

Why You Must Read It: If you’re still unconvinced, there are two other reasons we urge you to read “Pride and Prejudice:”

The language. This is one of the most sharply written novels ever composed; you can enjoy the novel solely for its language and wit, beginning with its epic opening line: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
The story. Put simply, you could tweak “Pride and Prejudice” for some anachronisms in language and technology and the story still plays in the modern world. In other words, things haven’t changed much when it comes to marriage, relationships, or status since Austen’s day.”…

Forget lengthy lists of 100 classic novels you must read—these five novels are the ones you should put on your short list of must-reads.

Amazing Grace: Must-See Movie

Eileen Collins posted:

In the 1870 “MEMOIR” of his Aunt Jane, Edward includes two letters which “must have been written early in 1801, after the removal from Steventon had been decided on, but before it had taken place. They refer to the two brothers [Francis and Charles] who were at sea, and give some idea of anxieties and uncertainties to which sisters are seldom subject in these days of peace, steamers, and electric telegraphs. At that time ships were often windbound or becalmed, or driven wide of their destination; and sometimes they had orders to alter their course for some secret service; not to mention the chance of conflict with a vessel of superior power – no improbable occurrence before the battle of Trafalgar. Information about relatives on board men-of-war was scarce and scanty, and often picked up by hearsay and chance means; and every scrap of intelligence was proportionally valuable.

by J.E. Austen-Leigh)
Pic 1: Francis Austen Pic 2: Charles Austen
by Deirdre Le Faye)

Jane Austen lost in France is in Giverny – Monet Gardens.
July 28 ·
A flower among the flowers. Thanks to my friend Alex for this very nice gift. This is a rewriting for the youth of ′′ Pride and prejudice “, illustrated happily by the French Églantine Ceulemans. This is a very beautiful collection, soft and cardboard blanket, nice to read even for a modest level of English like mine. The book also puts into context Jane Austen and her time, which can be useful for young readers. Posted at Hachette Children UK. 🇬🇧

Posted by: rearadmiral | July 27, 2020

7/27 Another two week+ week in review….

I haven’t watched this one yet. Found via JASNA N.Y.…

Happy Bdays Olivia Williams and Kate Beckinsale(Kate is 4 yrs younger)!!!!!!!!

Cheshire Public Library
July 18 ·
“I had always turned to books, to knowledge, to help me get through everything in my life and, sometimes, to escape it.”
― Michele Bardsley

Cheshire Public Library
July 17 ·
What are some things (smells, sounds, etc.) mentioned in a book that you wish you could experience? #wewanttoknow

Cheshire Public Library
“Reading alters the appearance of a book. Once it has been read, it never looks the same again, and people leave their individual imprint on a book they have read.”
― Paul Theroux

‎Abigail Reynolds‎ to Austen Readers
July 13
Today at Austen Variations, Maria Grace provides an overview of the history of Black Communities in Jane Austen’s England, listing some great resources!

While there is no way to know for certain who made up Jane Austen’s circle of acquaintance during her lifetime, it was highly likely that Black Britons were among those with whom she would have been familiar. The Earliest Black Britons Evidence of Black Britons exists all the way back to Roman Bri…

Black Communities in Jane Austen’s England | Jane Austen Variations
While there is no way to know for certain who made up Jane Austen’s circle of acquaintance during her lifetime, it was highly likely that Black Britons were among those with whom she would have been familiar. The Earliest Black Britons Evidence of Black Britons exists all the way back to Roman Bri…

Cheshire Public Library
Do you rate (and/or review) books, or do you sometimes “just” read them? What determines if you do one or the other? #wewanttoknow

Cheshire Public Library
“A book is a collaboration between the one who reads and what is read and, at its best, that coming together is a love story like any other.”
― Siri Hustvedt

Posted by: rearadmiral | July 9, 2020

7/9 More many many days in review…

Diverse Darcy: Pride and Prejudice Adaptions for Modern Times

If you’re looking for a luxurious self-catering exclusive hire house, Jane Austen’s Favourite Summer Retreat Goodnestone Park is available this summer
Lazy afternoons of garden cricket and cream teas are calling

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You can hire Jane Austen’s favourite English estate this summer
Lazy afternoons of garden cricket and cream teas are calling

The Jane Austen Tea Series from Bingley’s Teas, Ltd
June 30 at 9:57 AM ·
Box Hill picnics abound this time of year!
Here is a beautiful looking strawberry scone recipe to use those fresh picked strawberries. (However, we omit baking soda and only use baking powder to keep scones from crumbling all over our petticoats!)

Pair this with none other than our Emma’s Perfect Match, strawberry and rose green tea or Mr. Knightley’s Supreme Earl Grey!

Strawberries and Cream Scones

We did this one several years ago(I found a copy yesterday), although there are many other Austen opinion questions out there.

1) Favorite Heroine:
Least Favorite Heroine:

2) Favorite Hero:
Least Favorite Hero:

3) Favorite JA Book:
Least Favorite JA Book:

4) Favorite adaption:
Least Favorite adaption:

5)Favorite Secondary Character:
Least ” ” ” :

6)Favorite Villain:

7)Speaking of Jane Austen…write anything you want about JA or books

8)Favorite color

Posted by: rearadmiral | June 24, 2020

6/24 Many days in review…

JASNA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho

Have you heard of #JaneAustenJuly? In the last couple of years, some book bloggers created a fun summer celebration of Jane Austen and her works. One of our region members mentioned working on her list of books for it and we thought it might be fun to participate this time!

The main focus of Jane Austen July is the challenge, which consists of 7 categories of JA-related books and movies. Each participant selects her own choices, reads/watches them in July, and shares about them on social media using #JaneAustenJuly to spread the Jane Austen love!

Here is the Jane Austen July announcement video, with the challenge list, suggested books, and other resources in the description:

There is a Goodreads group, schedules for reading “Pride and Prejudice” and “Emma” along with the group, and other Jane Austen pages and groups set up other activities, too. We are thinking about adding some of our own You can participate in as much or as little as you want!

We have created a graphic for everyone who wants to participate to share their choices! Please see our next post for the graphic and more information on how to participate with our region!

In which I announce the third annual Jane Austen July, hosted with Katie from Books and Things! Click to see challenges, recommendations, and more…. #JaneA…

Hugh Bonneville…a triple Austen Team member…..
Miss Austen Regrets, Lost in Austen, and Mansfield Park.
Thank you to Rose Kennedy for mentioning that she liked Hugh as Mr Bennet in Lost in Austen!!!

Alton Library
The Watsons
Jane Austen

Unfinished novel started 1803

The first winter assembly in the town of D. in Surrey was to be held on Tuesday October the thirteenth, and it was generally expected to be a very good one; a long list of country families was confidently run over as sure of attending, and sanguine hopes were entertained that the Osbornes themselves would be there.
The Edwards’ invitation to the Watsons followed me of course. The Edwards were people of fortune who lived in the town and kept their coach; the Watsons inhabited a village about three miles distant, were poor and had no close carriage; and ever since there had been balls in the place, the former were accustomed to invite the latter to dress dine and sleep at their house, on every monthly return throughout the winter.
On the present occasion, as only two of Mr. Watson’s children were at home, and one was always necessary as a companion to himself, for he was sickly and had lost his wife, one only could profit by the kindness of their friends; Miss Emma Watson who was very recently returned to her family from the care of an aunt who had brought her up, was to make her first public appearance in the neighborhood; and her eldest sister, whose delight in a ball was not lessened by ten years’ enjoyment, had some merit in cheerfully undertaking to drive her and all her finery in the old chair to D. on the important morning.
As they splashed along the dirty lane Miss Watson thus instructed and cautioned her inexperienced sister. —
“I dare say it will be a very good ball and among so many officers, you will hardly want partners. You will find Mrs. Edwards’ maid very willing to help you, and I would advise you to ask Mary Edwards’ opinion if you are at all at a loss, for she has very good taste. —If Mr. Edwards does not lose his money at cards, you will stay as late as you can wish for; if he does he will hurry you home perhaps—but you are sure of some comfortable soup. —I hope you will be in good looks — I should not be surprised if you were to be thought one of the prettiest girls in the room, there is a great deal in novelty. Perhaps Tom Musgrave may take notice of you — but I would advice you by all means not to give him any encouragement. He generally pays attention to every new girl, but he is a great flirt and never means anything serious.”
“I think I have heard you speak of him before,” said Emma.
“’Who is he?” ‘A young man of very good fortune, quite independent, and remarkably agreeable, a universal favourite wherever he goes. Most of the girls hereabouts are in love with him, or have been. I believe I am the only one among them that have escaped with a whole heart, and yet I was the first he paid attention to, when he came into this country, six years ago; and very great attention indeed did he pay me. Some people say that he has never seemed to like any girl so well since, though he is always behaving in a particular way to one another.” —
“And how came heart to be the only cold one?” — said Emma smiling.
“There was a reason for that” —replied Miss Watson, changing colour. — “I have not been very well used, Emma, among them, I hope you will have better luck.”
“Dear sister, I beg your pardon, if I have unthinkingly given you pain.”
“’When first we knew Tom Musgrave,’ continued Miss Watson without seeming to hear her, ‘I was very much attached to a young man of the name of Purvis, a particular friend of Robert’s, who used to be with us a great deal. Everybody thought it would have been a match.”
A sigh accompanied these words, which Emma respected in silence—but her sister after a short pause went on—”You will naturally ask why it did not take place, and why he is married to another woman, while I am still single.—But you must ask him—not me—you must ask Penelope. —Yes Emma, Penelope was at the bottom of it all. —She thinks everything fair for a husband; I trusted her, she set him against me, with a view of gaining him herself, and it ended in his discontinuing his visits and soon after marrying somebody else. —Penelope makes light of her conduct, but I think such treachery very bad. It has been the ruin of my happiness. I shall never love any man as I loved Purvis. I do not think Tom Musgrave should be named with him in the same day.”
Jane Austen Regency Week

Alton Library
Lady Susan
Jane Austen

Written in 1804

Letter 1
Lady Susan Vernon to Mr. Vernon
Langford, December
My dear brother,
I can no longer refuse myself the pleasure of profiting by your kind invitation when we last parted, of spending some weeks with you at Churchill, and therefore if quite convenient to you and Mrs. Vernon to receive me at present, I shall hope within a few days to be introduced to a sister whom I have so long desired to be acquainted with. My kind friends here are most affectionately urgent with me to prolong my stay, but their hospitable and cheerful dispositions lead them too much into society for my present situation and state of mind; and I impatiently look forward to the hour when I shall be admitted into your delightful retirement. I long to be made known to your dear little children, in whose hearts I shall be very eager to secure an interest. I shall soon have occasion for all my fortitude, as I am on the point of separation from my own daughter. The long illness of her dear father prevented my paying her that attention which duty and affection equally dictated, and I have but too much reason to fear that the governess to whose care I consigned her, was unequal to the charge. I have therefore resolved on placing her at one of the best private schools in town, where I shall have an opportunity of leaving her myself, in my way to you. I am determined you see, not to be denied admittance at Churchill. It would indeed give me most painful sensations to know that it were not in your power to receive me.
Your most obliged and affectionate sister
Susan Vernon
Jane Austen Regency Week

Alton Library
Sense and Sensibility
Jane Austen
First Published in 1811

One of the small children happened to scratch herself with a pin, and made such a noise and fuss that that the children and their mother adjourned to the next room. This left the four ladies by themselves, and one of the Miss Steeles asked rather abruptly, “And how do you like Devonshire, Miss Dashwood? I suppose you were very sorry to leave Sussex.”
In some surprise at the familiarity of this question, or at least of the manner in which it was spoken, Elinor replied that she was.
“Norland is a prodigious beautiful place, is not it?” added Miss Steele.
“We have heard Sir John admire it excessively” said Lucy, who seemed to think some apology necessary for the freedom of her sister.
“I think everyone must admire it, replied Elinor, “who ever saw the place; though it is not to be supposed that any one can estimate its beauties as we do.”
“And had you a great many smart beaux there? I suppose you have not so many in this part of the world; for my part, I think they are a vast addition always.”
“But why should you think,” said Lucy, looking ashamed of her sister, “that there are not as many genteel young men in Devonshire as Sussex?”
“Nay, my dear, I’m sure I don’t pretend to say that there ain’t. I’m sure there’s a vast many smart beaux in Exeter; but you know, how could I tell what smart beaux there might be about Norland; and I was only afraid the Miss Dashwoods might find it dull at Barton, if they had not so many as they used to have. I suppose your brother was quite a beau, Miss Dashwood, before he married as he was so rich?”
“Upon my word,” replied Elinor, “I cannot tell you, for I do not perfectly comprehend the meaning of the word. But this I can say, that if he ever was a beau before he married, he is one still, for there is not the smallest alteration in him.”
“Oh! dear! one never thinks of married men’s being beaux; they have something else to do.”
“Lord! Anne,” cried her sister, “you can talk of nothing but beaux; you will make Miss Dashwood believe you think of nothing else.” And then, to turn the discourse, she began admiring the house and furniture.
This specimen of the Miss Steeles was enough. The vulgar freedom and folly of the eldest left her no recommendation, and as Elinor, was not blinded by the beauty, or the shrewd look of the younger, to her want of real elegance and artlessness, she left the house without any wish of knowing them better.
Not so the Miss Steeles. They came from Exeter, well provided with admiration for the use of Sir John Middleton, his family, and all his relations, and no niggardly proportion was now dealt out to his fair cousins, whom they declared to be the most beautiful, elegant, accomplished and agreeable girls they had ever beheld, and with whom they were particularly anxious to be better acquainted. Elinor had not seen them more than twice, before the eldest of them wished her joy on her sister’s having been so lucky as to make a conquest of a very smart beau since she came to Barton.
“Twill be a fine thing to have her married so young to be sure,” said she, “and I hear he is quite a beau, and prodigious handsome. And I hope you may have as good luck yourself soon; but perhaps you may have a friend in the corner already.”
Elinor could not suppose that Sir John would be more nice in proclaiming his suspicions of her regard for Edward, than he had been with respect to Marianne; indeed it was rather his favourite joke of the two, as being somewhat newer and more conjectural. The letter F – had been likewise invariably brought forward, and found productive of such countless jokes, that its character as the wittiest letter in the alphabet had been long established with Elinor. But Sir John did not sport long with the curiosity which he delighted to raise, for he had at least as much pleasure in telling the name, as Miss Steele had in hearing it.
“His name is Ferrars,” said he, in a very audible whisper, “but pray do not tell it, for it’s a great secret.”
“Ferrars!” repeated Miss Steele, “Mr. Ferrars is the happy man is he? What! your sister-in-law’s brother, Miss Dashwood? a very agreeable man to be sure; I know him very well.”
“How can you say so, Anne?” cried Lucy, who generally made an amendment to all sister’s assertions. “Though we have seen him once or twice at my uncle’s, it is rather too much to pretend to know him very well.”
Elinor heard all this with attention and surprise. “And who was this uncle? Where did he live? How came they acquainted?”
She wished very much to have the subject continued, though she did not choose to join in it herself; but nothing more of it was said, and for the first time in her life, she thought Mrs. Jennings deficient in curiosity after petty information, or in a disposition to communicate it.
Jane Austen Regency Week

JASNA Oregon and SW Washington
June 16 at 3:00 AM ·
A Jane Austen Quiz – Something About Sense and Sensibility…/

Jane Austen’s England
May 26 at 2:51 AM ·
Alan Titchmarsh made a top 10 of Jane Austen gardens in 2017. I’ve visited them all, except the one in Ireland. It’s very hard to pick a favourite, but if I had to choose, I’d say Chenies Manor Gardens. There are different themed gardens at different levels, and a magnificent gazebo and maze.
Planning on visiting England in 2021? These gardens and many more are included in ‘Jane Austen’s England: A Travel Guide’.

(Thanks to Austen Prose for the link)

It’s not just the author’s houses that make a great day out

About this website
Alan Titchmarsh’s top 10 Jane Austen gardens
It’s not just the author’s houses that make a great day out

Jane Austen 2017 and onwards
June 12 at 7:01 PM ·
#OTD in 1752, 13 June, Fanny Burney was born.

“…In her novels and letters, Jane Austen made several references to her favourite authors, and amongst her favourites were always Frances (Fanny) Burney and Maria Edgeworth. Fanny Burney wrote Evelina in the 1770’s, when Jane Austen was still an infant, and Cecilia soon after, and Jane grew up reading these stories. As you read through her novels, it becomes evident that Jane Austen drew inspiration from them…”
Images: my own

Posted by: rearadmiral | June 12, 2020

6/12 Week in review….

Up to 84%! Hopefully they zoom well past the goal to create a rainy day fund.

Jane Austen Society of Australia
June 7 at 10:23 PM ·
Top Ten Places of Literary England

Susannah Fullerton, JASA’s President, has made a delightful virtual talk about her Top Ten Places of Literary England. Susannah’s number 1 will not surprise you, but you might find she will take you to some little known spots on this wonderful literary tour. There are churchyards and a charitable institution, gorgeous homes and tiny cottages, and some fabulous readings to accompany the various visits.

This is what JASA member Ruth Wilson had to say about this talk: “I have just watched the Literary Top Ten in England talk – and oh what a wonderfully joyful experience it was.”

Give yourself a treat, spend $6, and sit back for more than an hour’s unique entertainment. Details for ordering are in the Iink included in this post.

Come with me on a literary journey to explore classic literary works. My virtual talks are just like my lectures, but in the comfort of your own home.

Posted by: rearadmiral | June 5, 2020

6/5 Week in review….

ASNA EWANID Co-Regional Coordinator Michele Larrow and Kirk Companion, of Austen in Boston, collaborate on a movie review of EMMA. 2020. At the end of the review we rank all the adaptations. Please share your rankings of the adaptations in the comment section.…/east-coast-west-coast-discussion…/
One of the joys of social media is that you can connect with people from around the country and around the world. Kirk Companion, the man behind Austen in Boston: A Jane Austen Book Club (AiB), ha…
East Coast/West Coast Discussion of EMMA. (2020)

Natasha Duquette posted:

“Jessica M. Goldstein’s Marie Claire article on Austenesque inter-personal relations in the time of COVID-19, with a substantial amount of quotations from Linda Troost and I, is now available for reading!”
I get my own Mr. Darcy at the end of this, right?

‎Deborah Barnum‎ to Jane Austen in Vermont – JASNA Vermont Region
May 30 at 8:32 AM
Fancy a Garden tour? take this virtual one at Chawton House now!

Gore Place
May 27 at 9:26 AM ·
Summer Means Strawberries!

What’s more evocative of summer than fresh strawberries? In New England, strawberries are the first summer fruit. Certainly, in Gore’s cultivated fields were strawberries!

According to Strawberry: A Brief History by David Trinklein, the strawberry isn’t actually a fruit. It is, “the enlarged receptacle of the flower.”

A New World strawberry called Fragaria Virginiana was introduced to France in 1624. A wild species native to Chili called Fragaria Chiloensis was brought to Europe in 1712. It bears berries the size of walnuts. Both species were widely grown (presumably side-by-side) in European gardens. Crossbreeding of these varieties and others eventually led to the standard variety we see today called Fragaria x Ananassa. Strawberries now grow all over the world in temperate climates and are among the first edible plants to bloom in spring.

In the New World, cooks have used strawberries in sweet treats for hundreds of years. At George Washington’s Mount Vernon, a cookbook recipe calls for “1 cup Strawberry…” in a “Brandy-jam loaf cake”

Rebecca Gore often served strawberries to her admiring guests. In a letter to Jeremiah Mason dated July 4, 1817, Gore writes that, after having made several stops along the way, former President James Monroe, “stopped at my house, ate a strawberry, bowed and shook hands cordially, returned to Boston to meet the Town oration…” Strawberries, it seems, were a treat fit for a president!

Not only a delicacy, these red ‘flowers’ provide a much needed source of vitamin C, This medicinal boost which helps prevent diseases such as scurvy. What do you like to pair with your strawberries?

Posted by: rearadmiral | May 29, 2020

5/29 Several weeks in review….

‎Deborah Barnum‎ to Jane Austen in Vermont – JASNA Vermont Region
May 25 at 4:15 PM
New post – Interview with Hazel Jones on her new book “The Other Knight Boys”

Cheshire Public Library
May 25 at 3:01 AM ·
“Do you know the feeling when you start reading a new book? You leave the previous book with ideas and themes–characters even–caught in the fibers of your clothes, and when you open the new book, they are still with you.”
― Diane Setterfield

The Jane Austen Tea Series from Bingley’s Teas, Ltd

If you haven’t had a chance to read Dame Emma’s book on the filming of Sense and Sensibility yet, grab a copy immediately!

When it comes to Jane Austen adaptations, few are as beloved as 1995’s Sense and Sensibility. Starring Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet, the film garnered seven Academy Award nominations, with …

The Best Quotes From Emma Thompson’s Sense and Sensibility Diaries
When it comes to Jane Austen adaptations, few are as beloved as 1995’s Sense and Sensibility. Starring Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet, the film garnered seven Academy Award nominations, with …

‎Jasna N.Y.‎ to Jane Austen Society of North America – Greater New York Region
May 18 at 12:15 PM
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‎Abigail Reynolds‎ to Austen Variations
May 18 at 11:29 AM
Big news! Live from Austen Variations: JAFF in June is coming! Now that we’ve all learned to use Zoom, our authors are planning a special event just for you. There’ll be readings from our WIPs, special talks, Q&A sessions, watch parties, chances to chat with your favorite authors, even a JAFF mini-play starring two of our authors, so mark your calendars for the first two weekends in June. Is there something in particular you’d like to see us include? Let us know, and we’ll see what we can do!

North American Friends of Chawton House
May 18 at 9:20 AM ·
Celebrity Jane wonders, “I inspired all of this?”

Please Support Chawton House and its collection of works by early women writers. Your sponsorship helps restore these women to their rightful place in the history of literature. OR

The Jane Austen Tea Series from Bingley’s Teas, Ltd
May 11 at 10:48 PM ·
Marianne’s Wild Abandon tea is now back in stock!! Each year at the Jane Austen Festival, this was the most popular of the character teas.
Marianne has passion fruit, pineapple and flower petals from an obliging field. It makes an excellent iced tea for Summer or serve it hot alongside curried chicken tea sandwiches for Colonel Brandon.

Dog barks at Mr Darcy!! Great find by Bryanna O’Mara!

Posted by: rearadmiral | May 6, 2020

5/6 Week in review….

Marble Faun Passionfruit Peach Tea

Jane Austen Runs My Life
May 4 at 9:45 AM ·
So I did not do a #starwarsday or #maythefourthbewithyou post as with #covid19quarentine I had completely forgotten what day it was. Instead I will be sharing an old post “You Put the Jedi in Pride & PreJEDIce” in which I mashed up the characters I felt were the most similar from Jane Austen’s six novels to the first six Star Wars movies. To read my post retype the link below and as always, let me know if you agree or disagree!

#janeaustenrunsmylife #northangerabbey #catherinemorland #lukeskywalker #mariannedashwood #anakinskywalker #senseandsensibility #elinordashwood #darthvader #elizabethbennet #prideandprejudice #obiwonkenobi #fannydashwood #mansfieldpark #starwars #emmawoodhouse #emma #princessleia #landocalrissian #janeaustenmashup #starwarsfan @starwars #anneelliot #persuasion

Nell’armadio di Jane AustenLiked
May 2 at 6:00 AM ·
” I’m not adding any more trimmings to my Cape, because I decided not to spend any more money, so I’ll put it as it is, longer than I should, and then – you’ll see. – In my head I put a beads like the one on the edge of the dress, and a flower like Mrs Tilson’s.”

Letter 72
Tuesday, April 30, 1811)
From Sloane Street, London

We are not given to know what His clothes really looked like, but thanks to fashion plates we can at least imagine…

How to make amazing Japanese fruit flower sandwiches

Jane Austen London Group
April 30 at 3:31 PM ·

Next week [I] shall begin my operations on my hat, on which you know my principle hopes of happiness depend.

Posted by: rearadmiral | April 28, 2020

4/28 Week in review….

Posted by: rearadmiral | April 20, 2020

4/20 Week in review….

My Jane Austen Book Club

Charlotte Spencer on Esther Denham: “She’s a survivor. I don’t think she’s a villain at all. Actually, I actually think I love her honesty.”
Have you seen #Sanditon?
What are your thoughts on this character?

Found via J.B. Grantham:…

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