At first I wasn’t entirely convinced by the need for this book. It seemed to be jumping on the Austen band wagon. A bit like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. However, having read it I am convinced it belongs in the library of all Austen fans. It is split into 12 chapters ordered in the […]
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I like Georgette Heyer novels (here is one I read earlier and here). They’re fun and a quick read and obviously well-researched. However, sometimes that research can get in the way – all of those regency expressions can get annoying. Here is what Georgette Heyer wrote to her publisher about Fredrica … Where was I? […]
If you live in Australia, you can watch a documentary about this (possible) portrait of Jane Austen at SBS on demand (I only found it today so there isn’t much time left). It was very fascinating and well worth watching.
I like doing jigsaw puzzles although as I get a bit obsessed 500 pieces is perfect for me. I bought this one from the JASA regency fair, but you can get a similar one from here. It is 500 pieces and the quotes (from various Austen novels) make it quite easy to do – it […]
I have just pre-ordered this – it is released on the 4th of October.
The ring sold for 152,450 pounds – five times its estimate. It was bought by an anonymous private collector. More information here … http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9391024/Turquoise-Jane-Austen-ring-sells-for-150000-at-auction.html
Those of you with a Kindle can download this for free here. I haven’t read it yet, but here are some other reviews … http://janeaustensworld.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/review-behind-jane-austens-door-by-jennifer-forest/ http://indiejane.org/2012/06/review-behind-jane-austens-door/
Check it out here and here.
I am a bit of a knitter (Not particularly skilled one). Anyway the combination of knitting and Jane Austen was irresistible – Jane Austen Knits. Here is the Table of Contents … (Click on the image for a larger version). As you can see, you can make Pemberley Slippers and Lydia Bennet Secret Stockings! I […]
In 2011 I wrote 9 posts! 9! That’s just pathetic. This year I am determined to turn over a new leaf – I have P.D James’s Death Comes to Pemberley in my reading pile, plus I have downloaded various ‘gothic horrors’ to my kindle – things like The Mysteries of Udulpho and The Monk.