Posted by: Shirley | July 14, 2012

Austenland


BOOK
: Shannon Hale’s Austenland
WHEN: Sunday, July 22, 2012  at 12 p.m.
WHERE
: Dorothy Quincy Homestead
34 Butler St.  Quincy, MA
RSVP:  Leave a comment here or on Facebook if you’re coming.

Thirty-something Jane fantasizes about Jane Austen’s heroes (particularly Mr. Darcy) while her real-life relationships flounder. She gets the tantalizing chance for a holiday at an exclusive English estate where guests can experience Regency England, complete with Austenesque actors to romance them. There is Miss Charming, a 50-something Southern woman who tries desperately to put on a British accent and fails miserably; the attractive Mr. Nobly; and the boyishly charming Jasper, a gardener from Sheffield. Jane is thrilled at living out her fantasy while simultaneously embarrassed and self-conscious at being so silly and schoolgirlish. This is perfect summer beach listening for fans of chick lit, romance, or Jane Austen.

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