Posted by: rearadmiral | January 26, 2015

Blizzard of Austen and other “snow cone” delights!

Cheshire Public Library

“Starting a novel is opening a door on a misty landscape; you can still see very little but you can smell the earth and feel the wind blowing.”
— Iris Murdoch

Another great article from the past by We are discussing Sanditon and The Watsons today.

Take a look at this wonderful view of sledgers and walkers making the most of the snow covered hills of Lyme Park this weekend!

Many thanks to volunteer and visitor Bob Davison for sharing this lovely photo.

Happy Bday Edith Wharton!!!! Favorite Wharton book? For me, The Buccaneers. -Kirk
A five year old Edith Jones(later Wharton). No doubt planning her unhappy endings already! -Kirk

#Paddingtonsbritain Pen and ink provided in the kitchen at Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton, ideal for Paddington Movie to write a letter home.

Talk Like Jane Austen Day

Talk Like Jane Austen Quote of the Day:
“You are now collecting your People delightfully, getting them exactly into such a spot as is the delight of my life,- 3 or 4 families in a Country Village is the very thing to work on-& I hope you will write a great deal more, & make full use of them while they are so favourably arranged. You are but now coming to the heart & beauty of your book; till the heroine grows up, the fun must be imperfect- but I expect a great deal of entertainment from the next 3 or 4 books & I hope you will not resent these remarks by sending no more.”
Letter to her niece Anna September 9-18, 1814

A great blast from the past from I loved this book too! -Kirk

“….I am almost ashamed to send you this stupid and almost unintelligible scrawl, I know however that you are anxious for intelligence concerning my dear Mother, and therefore my letter shall depart trusting to your indulgent Friendship to excuse all the deficiencies of the performance you will receive…” -Eliza de Feuillide to Phylly Walter Dec. 23 1791

Talk Like Jane Austen Quote of the Day:
“they (The Cookes) admire Mansfield Park exceedingly. Mr Cookes say “it is the most sensible Novel he ever read”- and the manner in which I treat the Clergy delights him very much.- ”
Letter to Cassandra June 14, 1814

I know a certain esteemed member of AiB had that very expression when watching P&P 2005….lol! smile emoticon

“…..Cassandra & Jane are both very much grown(The latter is now taller than myself) and greatly improved as well in Manners as in Person both of which are now much more formed than when You saw them. They are I think equally sensible, and both so to a degree seldom met with, but still My Heart gives the preference to Jane, whose kind partiality to me, indeed requires a return of the same nature….” -Eliza de Feuillide to Phylly Walter from Steventon 10/26/1792

A long, but interesting article below.

Via Pinterest

Something Literary with Tea is about to happen this year with Bingley’s Teas every month you order. Stay tuned! So excited!!

Nice picture! grin emoticon

#JaneAusten #Persuasion

Talk Like Jane Austen Quote of the Day:

I go & refresh myself every now & then, and then come back to Solitary Coolness
Letter to Cassandra August 23-24, 1814
Humphrey Repton “Sunshine After Rain”



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