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 | July 22, 2021

7/22 Weeeeek(extra wk) in review…

Shannon Winslow asked a question in Austen Variations.

2d  · TUESDAY TRIVIA DISCUSSION QUESTION: Here are a couple of unpleasant characters from Northanger Abbey. Which do you think the most despicable and why? Isabella Thorpe, who dumps her fiancé for a chance at a richer man? Or General Tilney, who throws Catherine out of his house in the middle of the night when he learns she’s not an heiress?

JASNA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho

1d  · This Lemon Icebox Pie seems like a perfect dessert for a summer tea, don’t you think? If you gently warmed the sweetened condensed milk you could steep tea in it to make a tea-flavored treat. What kind would you do?…/

Posted by: Kirk | July 13, 2021

7/13 Week in review….

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7/4 Happy 4th and Week in review….

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6/24 Week(+) in review….

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6/13 Week in review….

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

Yesterday at 11:59 AM  · We will be virtual vendors for the Jane Austen Festival at Locust Grove this year. Look for a special discount during the festival. Julia is also giving her popular tea blending work shop virtually, so you can learn from a tea sommelier! Each packet includes all the tea and extras needed for your own blend creations plus a tea cup just for you!

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

June 6 at 2:21 PM  · Instagram  · Zoom session for New York Coffee and Tea Starfish Junction. Thanks for all who joined in! I made sure I had a focal point for the camera- he’s a looker 😉#darcy#janeausten and #tea

Posted by: Kirk | June 6, 2021

6/6 Week in review….

Jane Austen’s House

June 3 at 8:14 AM  · As we celebrate the reopening of the Museum, complete with a new exhibition showcasing our fair copy of Sanditon, we look back on the history of Jane Austen’s last, unfinished novel:

Posted by: Kirk | May 30, 2021

5/30 Week(+) in review….

Camp Jane

May 27 at 4:09 PM  · So, do you like “Austenland”? A recent review for my “Camp Jane” book said “If you enjoyed Austenland, you’ll love Camp Jane.” (Amanda Kai, author of “Love at the Library” and many fun JA works.) So…DO you like Austenland? I really did!! (And you’ll probably like “Camp Jane” a fun story “about Janeites, written for Janeites.” So hey, go to and join the fun! Kindle Unlimited readers read for free! #MerytonMarketplace)Personally, I saw TONS of things planted in the Austenland movie for us Janeites. (JJ Feild as Mr. Nobley…tee hee…WE know he was Mr. Tilney first!) What were your favorite parts from Austenland?

Deborah BarnumJane Austen in Vermont – JASNA Vermont Region

May 25 at 9:50 AM  · Claudia Johnson and Clara Tuite on “30 Great Myths about Jane Austen, June 20th:

'30 Great Myths about Jane Austen' with Claudia Johnson and Clara Tuite (online)

LIBCAL.PRINCETON.EDU’30 Great Myths about Jane Austen’ with Claudia Johnson and Clara Tuite (online)Was Jane Austen the best-selling novelist of her time? Are all her novels romances? Did they depict the traditional world of the aristocracy? Is Austen’s writing easy to understand? Well into the 21st cen…

JASNA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho posted yesterday:It’s International Tea Day!! ☕🫖 Here are 6 tea traditions from around the world. Have you tried any? What’s in your tea cup today?LONELYPLANET.COM6 tea traditions from around the world49People Reached6EngagementsBoost Post

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Deborah BarnumJane Austen in Vermont – JASNA Vermont Region

May 21 at 4:07 PM  · Collecting Jane Austen #10 – Regency London:

Collecting Jane Austen: Regency London

JANEAUSTENINVERMONT.BLOGCollecting Jane Austen: Regency LondonJane Austen and London is a subject that should have its own shelf(ves). This is one of those down the rabbit hole in collecting that will either find you on a completely different path of book buy…

Posted by: Kirk | May 21, 2021

5/21 Week in review….

Natasha Duquette

May 19 at 10:19 AM  · We are having (dangerously leaning) maple trees radically pruned and, in the case of two, entirely removed from our backyard. It’s a little sad. ” Ye fallen avenues! once more I mourn. / Your fate unmerited ..” (William Cowper 1785).

JASNA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho

May 12 at 7:23 PM  · In anticipation of our virtual tea party on Sunday, let’s do this quiz! Plan a classy tea party and your *real* mental age will be revealed.…/tea-party-reveals-your…Tell us:-how old do you really feel?-how old does the quiz say you are mentally?

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….

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