Posted by: rearadmiral | July 10, 2013

Books, quotes, a movie, Firthzilla(!), and tea!

“July begins unpleasantly with us, cold & showery, but it is often a baddish month. We had some fine dry weather preceding it, which was very acceptable to the Holders of Hay & the Masters of Meadows” -JA to Frances Austen 7/3/1813

“Behold me going to write you as handsome a Letter as I can. Wish me good luck” -JA to Frances Austen 7/3/1813

The Chronicles of Downton Abbey: A New Era 

by Jessica Fellowes & Matthew Sturgis

I picked this one up as it was available at the library. Some interesting info. As the book was written going into Season Three, certain unspeakable events have not yet occurred. So, for those not continuing with DA, a perfect ending? Needs more references to a certain Yorkshire Farmer. Only one short reference…grrrr! I didn’t read the 1st DA book.

3.5 Regency Teacups,0,5301560.story


The Mrs. @MrsHotPotato
“You have had a long run of amusement, and now you must try to be useful.” ‘Northanger Abbey’ – Jane Austen

The Mrs. @MrsHotPotato
“There was perplexity and agitation every way.” ‘Mansfield Park’ – Jane Austen

The Mrs. @MrsHotPotato
“Varnish and gilding hide many stains.” ‘Mansfield Park’ – Jane Austen

Jane Austen @janeaustenlit
Most of the party have been complaining all day of the heat; but Louisa & I feel alike as to weather, & are cool & comfortable.

Jane Austen @janeaustenlit
You must read your letters over five times in future before you send them, & then perhaps you may find them as entertaining as I do.

Jane Austen @janeaustenlit
In one moment such a change! From perfect misery to perfect happiness!

LONGBOURN is Jane Austen‘s Pride and Prejudice below the stairs – the story of romance, intrigue, and drama among the servants of the Bennet household. #Win a special proof copy of LONGBOURN and #read it before it’s out in stores in August! To enter, #review #PrideandPrejudice here >


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