Feed on
Posts
Comments

Category Archive for 'Recommended'

I have to say this blog is in a decline a bit like Mrs Bennet after Lydia runs off with Wickham. Time, content and motivation are all my problems. Anyway, Bitch in a Bonnet, was recommended by one of the members of my Jane Austen group – I bought the Kindle version. Here’s the blurb … […]

Read Full Post »

This is a beautiful book – thick pages and stunning illustrations. It is worth owning for the illustrations. Here is the blurb … Jane Austen lived for nearly all her life in two Hampshire villages: for 25 years in her birthplace of Steventon, and then for the last 8 years of her life in Chawton, […]

Read Full Post »

Persuasion 1971

I bought this adaptation at the same time as this Sense and Sensibility. Once you get past the 1970s fashion (and hairstyles) it is a great adaptation. It follows the plot of the novel closely – although some bits are left out (like little Charles’s accident and Anne missing the dinner party). There is a lot of […]

Read Full Post »

Austenland

I was really keen to see this movie based on Shannon Hale’s novel, but it wasn’t played in any cinemas near me. I bought it as soon as it was released on DVD. It has had some poor reviews, but I thought it was hilarious. An over-the-top romp through most of the conventions that make […]

Read Full Post »

I thought this book was charming. I admire people who can publish unflattering truths about themselves – although I do wonder about his relationship to his father (it is one thing to write unflattering things about yourself, but other people?) This book makes me want to reread Austen’s novels (can’t get any more positive than […]

Read Full Post »

I was keen to read this book and I wasn’t disappointed. It is easy to read and fun. There are sections on dressing up, sequels, prequels, spin offs, conspiracy theories (Austen was writing a secret code that only one person has discovered in the past 200 years) and Austen therapy. Ms Yaffe travels the world […]

Read Full Post »

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 […]

Read Full Post »

  I finished reading this book – it is a interesting read and makes me want to read the novels again (that has to be a good thing). Here is the description …  Is there any sex in Austen? What do the characters call each other, and why? What are the right and wrong ways […]

Read Full Post »

My local Angus and Robertsons has gone out of business, but the space now has one of those $5 book shops, which was where I found this novel. How could I not buy it? Here’s the blurb … Full of characters obsessed with Jane Austen and set in Jane Austen locations in England, this lively […]

Read Full Post »

This is an interesting (not to mention easy to read) book about home and what that meant to the Georgians. The Georgian house is a byword for proportion and elegance, but what did it mean to its inhabitants? In this brilliant new work Amanda Vickery unlocks the homes of English men and women, from the […]

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »