Posted by: rearadmiral | February 1, 2015

Superbowl of Jane!

Our traditional Jane Austen picnic is held annually in one of Moscow’s parks. This year it was on a lovely day in June when we gathered again in our best Regency outfits to eat, drink, play traditional games and have a picnic just like one would in the 19th century England (without the servants or donkeys to carry all the heavy bags, unfortunately! wink emoticon

Lifesize and then some…yikes! -Kirk

” <Non avevo mai dubitato che saresti stata ambita e amata da altri uomini, ma sapevo con certezza che ne avevi rifiutato almeno uno, un partito migliore di me, e non potevo fare a meno di ripetermi – quanto spesso! – “L’ha fatto per me?”>

A wonderful Northanger Abbey 2007 video! Yea Felicity!!! -Kirk

Austen Park

Uma Memória de Jane Austen e Lady Susan chegaram. Obrigada Pedrazul!
#janeausten #ladysusan #pedrazul


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Jane Austen and Richard III….I think the nearly 16 year Jane’s tongue was firmed in cheek when she wrote the part about Richard III. Lol, also she didn’t seem to like the name Richard. -Kirk—fact-45-8501960

“We’re counting down to the reinterment of Richard III at Leicester Cathedral, with a fun fact, picture or video released each day.

There are now 55 days to go until the start of the seven day programme of events that will see the king’s body reburied.

An online ballot for 200 invitations for each of the three services in the cathedral was held but has now closed.

******Day 55: Jane Austen was on Richard’s side. In The History of England From the Reign of Henry the 4th to the Death of Charles 1st (1791), she says: “The character of the prince has been in general very severely treated by historians, but as he was York, I am rather inclined to suppose him a very respectable man.” Austen goes on to say that she doesn’t believe he killed his nephews.******

Leicester Cathedral is continuing to raise funds for the reinterment. To donate

In order to make a donation please visit;

“Elinor, nel lasciare Norland e Edward, non ha pianto come me. Anche adesso è sempre composta. Quando mai è abbattuta o malinconica? Quando mai cerca di evitare la gente, o sembra irrequieta o scontenta?”
– Marianne Dashwood

Nord et sud. heart emoticon

Required reading for all book club members everywhere. Also, for authors who think they know it all. Thank you Sarah Emsley for mentioning this one on social media(Twitter?) Saturday….Wharton’s Bday.

Free on Project Gutenberg!


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