Posted by: Shirley | April 20, 2016

Updated Book Schedule


Oct (10/22) Northanger in Salem!
Sept (9/24) Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
Aug (8/27) : Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy
July (7/30) : The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer

Mansfield Park(6/25/17)
Little Women(5/20/17)
Ross Poldark(4/30/17)
The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton(3/26/17)
Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell(3/5/17)
P&P (1/29/17)

  • Belgravia by Julien Fellowes December 17
  • Choose Your Own Edith Wharton book (Nov 20/16)
  • Persuasion (10/23/16)
  • The Summer before the War by Helen Simonson(9/25/16)
  • Road trip to Edith Wharton’s The Mount (August?)
  • The Warden or Dr. Thorne (8/28/16)
  • Choose Your Own Edith Wharton book (Nov/16)
  • Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited (6/26/16)
  • Pamela Aiden’s An Assembly Such as This (5/22/16)
  • Pride & Prejudice + Heather Vogel Frederick’s Pies & Prejudice (4/24/16)
  • Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles (4/3/16)
  • Gaskell’s Sylvia’s Lovers (3/6/16)
  • Sense and Sensibility (1/31/16 & 2/4/16)
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    Posted by: rearadmiral | November 10, 2017

    11/10 Week in Review

    Found via Cork Janeites:

    Posted by: rearadmiral | November 5, 2017

    11/5 Janevember

    Found via The Making of Jane Austen:…/available-for-adoption-…

    Posted by: rearadmiral | October 28, 2017

    10/28 A scary week in review….

    Found via Cork Janeites!…/

    The Enduring Inspiration of Miss Jane Austen Now and Forever
    We’re delighted to be able to bring you this fantastic blog post by Claudine Pepe; blogger and devoted Austen fan, in which she asks fellow Austenesque authors…

    That priceless moment when I was at World Headquarters!…/we-have-extended-our-season/

    We have extended our season! — The Mount | Edith Wharton’s Home
    We are open for guided tours through February 2018. Our new schedule will be: Saturdays …

    From Goodreads: “Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn–that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness–that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.”
    ― Jane Austen, Persuasion
    tags: autumn, fall, nature, pleasure, poets, seasons, walking Read more quotes from Jane Austen

    Posted by: rearadmiral | October 20, 2017

    10/20 October Jane

    Northanger Abbey
    Public · Hosted by Austen In Boston: A Jane Austen Book Club

    Sunday at 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    2 days from now
    Salem Commons, Salem, MA

    Austen In Boston: A Jane Austen Book Club added an event.
    18 hrs ·
    Austen explores Emma’s mind using the free indirect discourse developed in Mansfield Park, presenting Emma’s brain as mobile, telepathic, and quick. Emma’s mind sometimes registers uneasy awareness of alternatives to her chosen behavior. Although the narrator knows Emma’s mind, Emma must experience shocks
    to her consciousness to know it herself.
    Local member Stephanie Diehl, a student at Bridgewater State, will present her winning essay on Education in Emma from the 2016 JASNA AGM.
    The meeting fee is $5 for members, $10 for non-members.
    Non-members may attend up to five meetings before joining JASNA.
    Wheelock’s Boston Campus is easily accessible.
    By subway, take the “D” line to Fenway or Longwood and walk to Riverway.
    Driving information and a campus map:
    For more information, please contact:
    Jill Crowley, Regional Co-Coordinator
    Carolyn Jack, Regional Co-Coordinator


    Sun 2 PM · Wheelock College, Boston Campus, in the Larsen Alumni Room (3rd floor) in the Activities East Building, 180 The Riverway, Boston MA
    You like Austen In Boston: A Jane Austen Book Club

    Found via Deborah Barnum:
    ‘I am now alone in the library, Mistress of all I survey’
    Jane Austen, letter from Godmersham Park, 1813
    It’s #NationalLibrariesWeek , and a good time for us to remind our friends and supporters that Chawton House Library provides a home to the Knight Family Collection. Many of these books were originally from the library at Godmersham Park, Kent, home of Jane Austen’s brother, Edward. The library was broken up in the early 20th century, but an important core of the collection still remains.
    A research group of scholars and bibliophiles has formed ‘The Godmersham Lost Sheep Society’ (GLOSS), searching for all books that were originally in the library, recording them, and returning them to us at Chawton House Library where possible. To read more about the project, follow this link below:…
    Philip Mould | Historical Portraits | Jane Austen in Beige, Autumn | Wilfred Gabriel de Glehn | Item Details

    Posted by: rearadmiral | October 15, 2017

    10/15 Ides of October Jane..two wks in review…

    I just reread the Halloween collection which is also delightful!

    Found via Cork Janeites!

    Found via the Jane Austen Fan Club:…/jane-austen-fiction-not-anaes…

    Anne Elliot!

    Austen In Boston: A Jane Austen Book Club added 4 new photos.
    October 5, 2015 ·
    Jane Austen (@AusteninBoston) tweeted at 10:31 AM on Mon, Oct 05, 2015:

    Near, far…dashwooding through dead leaves or through a Little Chaos…my heart will go on to say..the happiest of bdays to Kate Winslet!

    Please follow the link below to received your passes. Passes don’t guantree entry.…/movie_l…/QVVTVEVOR0NS
    GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

    “Persuasion is one of those rare works that becomes much more than the sum of its sentences. If the reader helps to create the text, then the author also helps to create the reader, and in her last novel Austen creates readers who are more intelligent, more compassionate, and more empathetic than most of us are in real life.”
    -pg 78 Margot Livesey “The Hidden Machinery” Tin House Books 2017

    Posted by: rearadmiral | September 29, 2017

    9/29 Two weeks in review….

    Twin sisters from different mothers???
    Happy Bday Elizabeth Gaskell and Greer Garson!!!!!

    Very sad news today.

    Found via JASNA-North Texas….and JASNA Pakistan:…/29/benjamin-whitrow-obituary

    Benjamin Whitrow obituary
    Expert supporting actor equally at home on stage and screen

    Local area “pocket” Box Hill(I can say that because I’ve been to Box Hill!)…. Larz Anderson Park

    “To track Jane Austen through her reading gives some access to the workings of her mind, as do the revisions in her surviving manuscripts. She defeats us all, though, with her cleverest vanishing trick of all when she speaks through a narrative persona who is god-like, omniscient, infallible. Within the golden worlds that she herself has made, she reveals her judgments by means of her characters’ fates-what was called in the eighteenth century poetic or distributive justice: “My Fanny indeed at this very time, I have the satisfaction of knowing, must have been happy in spite of every thing”(MP, 461). Austen’s voice is both authorial and authoritative, because it comes out of nowhere and attaches to nobody in particular.” -pgs 300-301

    Found via Cork Janeites!

    Team Knightley approves this message!!!…/jane-austens-heroes-and…

    Jane Austen’s Heroes and Scoundrels Ranked
    A blog about books, writing, movies, and sometimes life.

    Natasha Duquette:
    : ” … autumn, that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness, that season which had drawn from every poet, worthy of being read, some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling” (Jane Austen).

    Forever Autumn – Justin Hayward
    Beautiful autumn scenes. Music from Justin Hayward. A gentle rain falls softly on my weary eyes As if to hide a…

    More about Devon!! With Marianne as the cover image!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂…/the-…/20170722/281797104054584

    ‘Devon is a heaven of beauty and in­spi­ra­tion and a hell of damp and dull­ness’ | Review
    IPoint of view Amanda Craig if you were to ask what place in Bri­tain has in­spired most writ­ers, you…

    Posted by: rearadmiral | September 17, 2017

    9/17 Week in review….

    Found via Lauren Gilbert:

    Here’s What Fashionable Men Dressed Like In The 1800s
    Men’s fashion changed very little during the nineteenth century, especially when compared to women’s fashion of the same period. For this reason, I…

    (by Alice Chandler) Why do so few men read Jane Austen? That question has been getting a lot of attention recently. In an articl…

    Austentatious Library
    This is so adorbale!😻💕💕
    #Fanart #Austen_inspired #Pride_and_Prejudice #Lizzy_Bennet #Mr_Darcy #Jane_Austen #Austentatious_Library

    “Reading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything,” By Anne Bogel / A review & Giveaway
    “If Art does not enlarge men’s sympathies, it does…

    Austentatious Library shared North & South – BBC 2004’s post.
    September 7 at 6:09pm ·
    Happy Thornton Thursday to y’all 😉
    #North_and_South #Mr_Thornton #Elizabeth_Gaskell #Richard_Armitage ##Thornton_Thursday
    North & South – BBC 2004
    August 21 at 8:00am ·
    “Mr. Thorton love Margaret! Why, Margraret would never think of him, I’m sure! Such a thing has never entered her head.”
    “Entering her heart would do.”
    ― Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South…/d5/0385d549936fb5dfead02a0d2629a43c.…

    Posted by: rearadmiral | September 10, 2017

    9/10 Happy Firth Day!

    Happy Fifth Day to all who celebrate!!!!

    I have ahem…cough…plans that weekend but you all can go in my place!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    I’ve experienced the type of thing he mentions. -Kirk…

    A Jane Austen Kind of Guy
    I get it that women find my affinity for their writer intrusive, but her world has much to offer men, too #colinfirth #england #English

    Found via Regina Jeffers:…/B0743L5THD/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_t2_Q9…

    Pride And Prejudice Pemberley Christmas Tree Ornament
    For devoted fans of Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice, this elegant, three-dimensional 2″x3″ brass ornament portrays Elizabeth Bennet and Mr.…

    Pride & Prejudice
    Pride & Prejudice

    A great find by Grace! Once individual tix become available, Grace will choose a date and I’ll post it as an event.
    Ticket prices
    Available with Subscription or Membership. On sale for single tickets on October 19.
    Sense and Sensibility
    A.R.T. Season
    December 10, 2017 – January 14, 2018
    Loeb Drama Center
    64 Brattle St.
    Cambridge, MA 02138…/sense-and-sensibility

    Found via The Marble Faun Books and Gifts…this Saturday….

    Found via the Jane Austen Fan Club:

    Lost Opinions
    September 5 at 1:28am ·
    A little more modern than my usual fare here, but Harry Potter fans might like Severus Snape’s email inbox

    Found via All Things Jane Austen:

    And Eleanor Tomlinson! Glad to see she is voicing Eleanor Tilney!!!

    The Making of Jane Austen
    September 4 at 9:48am ·
    Need a two-minute Northanger Abbey break today? You couldn’t do better than this one, with Emma Thompson.

    Northanger Abbey: An Audible Original Drama | Behind the scenes
    A coming-of-age tale for the young and naïve 17-year-old Catherine Morland, Northanger……/dr-johnson-his-hou…

    Dr Samuel Johnson, outside St Clement Danes, looking along The Strand. Samuel Johnson was born in 1709 in Lichfield, Staffordshire. …

    Found via JASNA-North Texas:…/jane-austens-sur…

    Jane Austen’s Surprising Aunt Philadelphia
    Isabella reporting, Because my newest book features a heroine who was born in India and came to England, my last few posts ( here and …

    Posted by: rearadmiral | September 1, 2017

    9/1 Jane’s Labor(Labour -UK) Loves Found Week in Review
    Abigail Reynolds shared a link.
    August 27 at 4:40pm
    Want to help Hurricane Harvey victims and have JAFF fun at the same time? Yes, it’s another Austen Variations fundraiser! Make a donation to get a cameo in one of our books or a writing critique, or buy a book whose royalties this week are going to Harvey relief. Check out the options!

    Fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey relief
    Do you love JAFF and want to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey? Have we got a deal for you! Three of our authors are in Harvey’s path – Maria Grace in Houston, Jack Caldwell and Colette Saucier in Louisiana – so we’re donating…

    Abigail Reynolds shared a link to the group: Austen Variations.
    Yesterday at 7:52am ·
    Maria Grace needs your help! Her new book, A Less Agreeable Man, is being released today, and she doesn’t have internet access because she’s in Houston. Normally she’d be spreading the word of the new release across the social media, but since she can’t this time, let’s all help her out by posting about her new book on Facebook and Twitter, putting it on our Goodreads ‘to be read’ shelf, etc. Thanks so much!

    Launch day for A Less Agreeable Man!
    It’s been quite an adventure getting this one to the finish line, with surgeries, travel and finally a natural disaster trying to hijack this book! Not kidding about that last one either. Hurricane Harvey lined up in the Gulf to hit us just as I was trying to upload all the ebook files! It st

    Jane Austen’s “Invisible” Brother, a Guest Post from Elaine Owen
    Earlier, Elaine Owen shared a post with us on people with disabilities during Jane Austen’s lifetime. Today, she tells us something of George Austen, the brother…

    Austentatious Library
    August 27 at 1:17pm ·
    I too regret nothing. 📚📚📚
    ♥️📚 — Miss Lydia
    #JaneAusten #AustentatiousLibrary #NorthangerAbbey #SenseAndSensibility #PrideAndPrejudice #Emma #MansfieldPark #Persuasion…

    Posted by: rearadmiral | August 24, 2017

    8/24 A much delayed few weeks in review

    Found via JASNA and JASNA-SW:

    Behind the Design: Jane Austen £2 coin | The Royal Mint Blog
    Jane Austen published her first novel anonymously in 1811 entitled Sense and Sensibility, ‘by a Lady’. Although she remained almost entirely…

    Austentatious Library
    #GoodSunday, #Janeites! It’s a bit warm for blankets and tea where I’m at, but I’ll always love reading #Persuasion.
    ❤️📚 — Miss Lydia
    #JaneAusten #AustentatiousLibrary…

    North & South – BBC 2004
    August 22 at 8:00am ·
    Happy Birthday to Richard Armitage – our John Thornton!
    Tall Glass of Handsome for your hot August day

    Lost Opinions
    August 21 at 7:39am ·
    Why I prefer “Persuasion” to (whisper it) “Pride and Prejudice”……

    JaneAusten@200 TV Radio Print
    Devoney Looser on CNN with Zain Asher (Quest Means Business) and Rosemary Church

    Austentatious Library
    August 19 at 11:15am ·
    Some behind-the-scenes…scenes from #NorthangerAbbey2007. 😉 I like hearing both #JJFeild and #FelicityJones laugh about filming. I can only imagine how difficult it is to say your lines and dance at the same time – without music! 😳❤️📚 — Miss Lydia
    #JaneAusten #AustentatiousLibrary #NorthangerAbbey

    JJ Feild – Interview “Northanger Abbey”
    Interview and some scenes with JJ Feild from the Making of ITVs Janes Austen season. Note: This is made from a fan for fans. No copyright infringement intend…

    Fan fiction writers…you know what to do!

    Great post found by JASNA Minnesota!…/a-discussion-of-all-t…/

    A Discussion of All Things Austen
    This blog post has taken me two days to write (probably three because it’s 9pm, I’m old and getting tired already), but boy was it worth it! I should have you know that I absolutely LOV…

    Dangerous Weymouth!!!!! Lol…don’t let it (secretly) engage you…..

    Austen In Boston: A Jane Austen Book Club shared your post.
    Published by Kirk Companion · August 16 at 10:14am ·
    A honor of Meredith Esparza’s bday, I copy(badly) her FB and blog feature beach read!

    The Making of Jane Austen
    August 16 at 1:52am ·
    How do we know Jane Austen will survive into another generation of reader-fans? Because she features in the open-world action-adventure video game Agents of Mayhem. With Christmas stockings apparently.

    Agents of Mayhem Is A Jane Austen Fever Dream | Easter Egg Guide
    Jane Austen is (for some reason) a pivotal figure in Saints Row. Here’s why she’s the mastermind of Agents of Mayhem — plus a bunch more Easter…

    JANE AUSTEN’s Hero Gallery
    Below is a look at the fictional heroes created by Jane Austen in the six published novels written by her. So, without further ado . . . JANE AUSTEN’S HERO GALLERY Edward Ferrars &#821…

    A warm Boston welcome to so many recent new likes!!! Also, a shout out to all other likers who see this post.…/issue-a-prettyish-kind-of-a-litt…

    Issue 18: ‘A Prettyish Kind of a Little Wilderness’
    Author and historian Sue Wilkes discusses gardens in Jane Austen’s life and work.

    C.A. Pepe shared a link to the group: Jane Austen Fan Fiction (JAFF).
    August 5 at 11:17am ·
    Today Eric Ligon visits Just Jane 1813 to share his Jane Austen playing cards with my readers (and some other lovely treats!) and he has brought two decks of cards to giveaway to my readers!

    Come and see what he has up his sleeve for us:

    Eric Ligon Has An Ace or Two Up His Sleeve That Austen Fans Will Adore! / Guest Post & Giveaway
    Happy Weekend! I don’t know about you, but I am thrilled to have a weekend to enjoy. I hope you are able to enjoy some fun activities this weekend,…

    Austen In Boston: A Jane Austen Book Club shared Jane Austen Society of North America Iowa Region’s post.

    August 7 at 9:42pm ·
    A “darker tones” P&P?????? Are they going to turn P&P into a Hardy/Wharton love child…darkness and despair everywhere?(watch out Kitty, Anne D, and Mr B…you might not make it to the half way part of the film) While one shouldn’t judge a film before it’s filmed…50 darker tones of P&P can’t be handsome enough to tempt me. AND IF THEY MESS WITH JANE BENNET…….

    Jane Austen Society of North America Iowa Region
    August 7 at 5:36pm · Des Moines, IA ·

    Poldark producers making Pride and Prejudice TV series
    Mr Darcy is back.
    Found via JASNA-North TX:

    Regency History
    August 6 at 11:47am ·
    A look at the costumes used in various adaptations of Pride and Prejudice on the Willow and Thatch: Love of Period Films blog. Clearly the costume designer in the adaptation below was not trying to reproduce historically accurate Regency era gowns…

    Costuming Austen’s Pride & Prejudice • Willow and Thatch
    Bringing the Bennets to Life: Costume and Characterization in Five Adaptations of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

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