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Monthly Archive for November, 2009

I bought this book based on the review in the Jane Austen Regency World magazine – they were very favourable. Just by looking at the cover I should have known better. Mark Knightley – handsome, clever, rich – is used to women falling at his feet. Except Emma Woodhouse, who’s like part of the family […]

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I was pleasantly surprised by this novel – it’s very readable (unlike some of Fanny Burney’s work). Here’s what’s on the back … Maria Edgeworth’s sparkling satire about the Anglo-Irish family of an absentee landlord is also a landmark novel of morality and social realism. The Absenteecentres around Lord and Lady Clonbrony, a couple more […]

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 I’ve had this book in my ‘to be read’ pile for quite some time. I thought the Everything Austen Challenge would be a good opportunity to force me to read it. At the moment I’m about a third of the way through and I have to admit that I like it. Edgeworth has none of […]

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