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Monthly Archive for January, 2014

Mansfield Park

I have started re-reading Mansfield Park and even though it is my least favourite Austen I am loving it. Quotes like this … But there are certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as pretty women to deserve them and The division of gratifying sensations ought not, in strict justice, to […]

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Mansfield Park

It is the two hundredth anniversary of the publishing of Mansfield Park this year (in May). It is not my favourite Austen, but as I have grown older, I do appreciate it more. I can now see that Fanny (although a bit dull) is stoic and courageous. I do intent to do some Mansfield Park activities this […]

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Regency World

I came across this site (candicehern.com/regencyworld) while meandering around the web. There are lots of fashion images (like the one above) and more information on the regency period including things like a timeline and famous regency people.

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2013 In Review

Only 12 posts last year! I must do better next year. I have a few ideas, but, as you know, life can sometimes can in the way. The big finds for this year were The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Emma Approved. I came to The Lizzie Bennet Diaries late and watch it all in two long marathon sessions. I’m […]

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I thought I should read this book as it has been much discussed – and I do like Pride and Prejudice. This novel is written from the servants point of view. Here is the blurb … Pride and Prejudice was only half the story •   If Elizabeth Bennet had the washing of her own petticoats, […]

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