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Monthly Archive for April, 2010

In the second episode Amanda tells Mr Bingley she is a lesbian (to avoid his advances). She entertains Mr Darcy, Mr Bingley and Miss Bingley with a rendition of Downtown – unfortunately this is edited from the DVD – you can find it at Youtube. Returning to Netherfield they encounter Wickham when their carriage breaks down […]

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Lost in Austen

I think this (very loose) adaptation of Pride and Prejudice is fabulous; witty, clever, lovely to look at and well cast. In Episode 1 Amanda Price (Jemima Rooper), a keen Janeite, finds Elizabeth Bennet in her bathroom (in Hammersmith). She passes through the secret door in the bathroom and finds herself trapped in Longbourn. She then […]

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Pride and Prejudice

I’ve been having my own little Pride and Prejudice festival; I’ve re-read the novel and watched Lost in Austen, the 1995 BBC version and the 2005 version (I’ll put my thoughts about the movie adaptations in another post). Once again I am amazed by the brilliance of the writing. This time around a couple of things […]

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Great Article on Enclosure

I just read a great article on Austen and Enclosure here (JASNA Persuasions Online Vol 30 No. 2). Definitely worth a read – it will make you think about Mr Knightley in a whole new way.

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It has  been my experience that Austen fans fall into two groups; those who admire her brilliance, read and re-read her novels and are amazed that other writers would even dare to try to imitate her style, then there is the other group who love the characters, the period setting, they want to know what […]

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Juliette Wells Lecture Podcast

Juliette Wells the Burke Austen Scholar-in-Residence at Goucher College gave a lecture – For the Love of Jane Austen – which is now available for download – here – it’s about an hour long and I thought it was very interesting.

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