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As Austen was a bit of an Edgeworth fan, when I saw this in the book shop I decided I had to read it (although Austen died before this novel was published). Here’s the stuff on the back … She was the best-selling author of Regency England. Admired by Jane Austen, whose fame she eclipsed. […]

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I’m continuing my regency romance reading marathon. I selected this one because I read Loretta Chase’s blog – Two Nerdy History Girl and I find their history posts fascinating.   Here’s the blurb … Spunky English girl overcomes impossible odds and outsmarts heathen villains. That’s the headline when Zoe Lexham returns to England. After twelve years […]

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I love reading regency romances, which isn’t to say I think Jane Austen writes regency romances or I think any of the romance authors are her equivalent. Georgette Heyer would be my favourite, but I’m always on the look out for another author. I’ve discovered through trial and error that I prefer ‘traditional’ regencies. The […]

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  This novel is based on Sense and Sensibility. I have been disappointed in the past with sequels, prequels, etc, but being eternally hopeful (or just wanting more Austen) I’m always prepared to try another one. Here’s a synopsis Jane Austen’s beloved Sense and Sensibilityhas moved to Westport, Connecticut, in this enchanting modern-day homage to […]

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In Episode 3 Amanda is forced to leave Longbourn and she turns to Mr Wickham for help; he prepares her for society (essentially teaching her how to bluff her way) and tells her to visit Jane Collins. At Rosings she is reunited with Mr Darcy and they argue about Bingley’s and Jane’s unhappiness. Meanwhile Mrs […]

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I saw the first episode of this adaptation and thought ‘oh dear!’ and wasn’t sure if I would continue. However, the second episode was better and by the end I was hooked. The screen play was written by Sandy Welch, who also adapted North and South. As I loved North and South and Emmais my […]

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When I set myself the task of reading two chapters a week of Jane’s Fame, I thought it would be easy. However, I have found myself at the end of a chapter without any real idea what I was reading. I haven’t been able to focus. This is in part because the book is such […]

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I had 500 spam comments! – must remember not to leave such a big gap between posts. I did discover a new plug-in that got rid of them. My local Jane Austen group had a very interesting discussion about Fanny Burney – when we discussed Evelina – so I decided to find out more about her. […]

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Reading too much Heyer is a bit like eating too much sugar in one sitting – I feel slightly sick and usually get a headache. I like Heyer (and sugar), but a little goes a long way. I think this is one of her best romances. Here’s the blurb on the back … A fateful […]

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This is a bit of a mixed bag post. I did manage to find my copy of The Mysteries of Udolpho (it did involve a later and a lot of dust), so I’m already to Go Gothic. I’ve also seen the first episode of Lost in Austen. I liked it – I thought it was […]

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