Tag Archives: Jane Austen

Review: Lady Catherine’s Necklace by Joan Aiken

Lady Catherine’s Necklace By Joan Aiken Thorndike Press, 2000 This variation of Jane Austen’s classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, is set a few years after the events of Austen’s original. Lady Catherine and her daughter, Anne, are residing quietly at Rosings Park … Continue reading

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4 things I learned reading 1-star reviews of Pride & Prejudice (yes, they exist)

I wish I could claim this as my own idea, but in truth I first heard of this on Twitter, when @elizabethscraig (one of the most useful writing mentors I follow) pointed me to this article by Amber Skye Forbes at The … Continue reading

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Breakfast with Jane Austen

In case you like me, feel the need to bake something that starts with about a pound of butter this weekend, here’s a recipe for Jane Austen’s pound cake from The Guardian. Equal parts (by weight) butter, sugar, flour, and … Continue reading

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Book Review Short: Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

It’s summer and I want to be outside playing with The Five-Year-Old. While that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped reading, it does mean I don’t want to spend a lot of time reviewing. Hence, the book review short. Pride & Prejudice … Continue reading

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Memorable quotes from somewhere in the middle of a book: The Sense & Sensibility & Sea Monsters Edition

From Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, by Jane Austen and Ben Winters. “Sir John himself, being vastly experienced in the ways of the hateful denizens of the inky deep, assured her that while she and her family lived on … Continue reading

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Memorable quotes from somewhere in the middle of a book

“Human nature is so well disposed to those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.” –Jane Austen, Volume II, Chapter 4 of Emma Happy Memorial Day, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Annotated Pride & Prejudice

Note: This review refers to the paper edition, not the ebook. The Annotated Pride & Prejudice By Jane Austen and David M. Shapard Anchor Books, 2007 Reading the Annotated Pride & Prejudice is like reading Pride and Prejudice with an … Continue reading

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Book Review: Evelina by Fanny Burney

Evelina By Francis Burney (Madame d’Arblay) Oxford University Press, 2002 (First published 1778) It will surely come as no surprise to learn that I’m a huge Jane Austen fan. Some of you may already know that I collect Jane Austen … Continue reading

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