Posted by: rearadmiral | January 16, 2016

1/16/16 Alan Rickman/other posts

From The Guardian via JASNA-VT:
“Another smallish but memorable role came Rickman’s way in the 1995 adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, written by Emma Thompson and directed by Ang Lee. An unexpectedly perfect rendering of Jane Austen’s novel, Rickman – as the noble Colonel Brandon – scaled it back a little to play a notionally older man who woos and wins Kate Winslet’s Marianne. In retrospect, S&S turbocharged many careers – though perhaps not Rickman’s, who was already fully established. However, it did mark the beginning of a fruitful collaboration with Thompson, who he cast in his directorial debut The Winter Guest (alongside Thompson’s mother Phyllida Law) two years later.”…/alan-rickman-10-key-performanc…

Alan Rickman was an actor and the director in this beautiful film.

The Blinding Power of Pride

We have received this info and giveaway. I might go and I know of two others who are going.
Advance screening Facebook post
You are invited to see Pride and Prejudice and Zombies screening on Tuesday, February 2nd at 6:30PM at AMC Boston Common! To receive two tickets please visit
Giveaway Facebook post
Calling all Jane Austen Fans! We are giving away tote bags in excitement for the upcoming film Pride and Prejudice and Zombies! To enter-to-win please post a picture of your book club squad using ‪#‎SquadGoalz‬ and ‪#‎PPZmovie‬

Sony Screenings
A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in this reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry and the handsome Mr. D…

Found via Curiosità di una Janeite:

Here’s some great info from Abigail Reynolds! It’s her birthday and she’s given everyone this gift of information(the photos attached were my idea):
“There’s an incredible airfare available Boston-London in September just in time for the JA Festival in Bath and/or the Jane Austen Society of the UK’s 3 day conference which happens the following week – $484 round trip, about half the usual lowest fare. It’s a fluke because Norwegian Airlines is starting a new Boston-London shuttle this summer so they’re pricing it way below market value. The cheapest summer seats have already sold, but September is still a huge bargain, which is perfect for JA lovers”.

Found via Explore Historic Houses!

A whole month of Jane Bennet posts at…..faints!!!! -Kirk…/
Jane Confides How She Fell in Love with Mr. Bingley
What better way to start the year than to focus on one of Jane Austen’s most beloved characters. Join Austen Variations as we spend January looking into…

Found via JASNA-Minnesota:…/jane-austen-and-child…
Jane Austen Detectives
Many readers and critics have pointed to the conspicuous absence in Jane Austen’s novels of children. This is particularly evident if Jane Austen’s work is cast in a historical canon of women’s writing in which the governess novel is strongly represented….

Emma Woodhouse as a Spiritual Director

“Chapter the Third
‘The morning was chiefly spent in leaving cards at the houses of Mrs Jennings’ acquaintance, to inform them of her being in town.’
-Sense and Sensibility, Chapter 27
‘Mr Darcy, and Mr Darcy only, entered the room….Said Charlotte, as soon as he was gone, ‘My dear Eliza, he must be in love with you, or he would never have called on us in this familiar way.’
-Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 32”
-pg 29 “Jane Austen’s Guide to Good Manners” by Josephine Ross

Elizabeth and Darcy Salt and Pepper Shakers I received for Christmas!

Tess is certainly an exception!

“Chapter The First
‘If I could persuade myself that my manners were perfectly easy and graceful, I should not be shy.’ – Sense and Sensibility, Chapter 17
‘She had the comfort of appearing very polite, while feeling very cross’. – Emma, Chapter 14
-pg 1 “Jane Austen’s Guide to Good Manners” by Josephine Ross


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