Follow Your Heart: 10 “Persuasion” Charming Retellings That Won’t Disappoint

Yes, I watched the recent Persuasion adaptation, and sorry, it was not a 10 for me. I am all for remixing classics for modern audiences. For classics to remain timeless, they must evolve and be relatable to modern society. However, that is what this adaptation failed to do. It worked too hard on making Persuasion relatable toContinue reading “Follow Your Heart: 10 “Persuasion” Charming Retellings That Won’t Disappoint”

Jane Austen, Dramatized Recording Now Online

If you want something to do to close out this saddest day for beloved Janeites, let me put a little pep in your step. If you could not attend the last week’s event, Jane Austen, Dramatized, I have good news! The talk is now available to watch online! Click on the Zoom link below, register andContinue reading “Jane Austen, Dramatized Recording Now Online”

Exciting Upcoming Conversation Perfect For Janeites!

Calling Jane Austen Fans! There is an exciting collaboration and conversation that will meet your palette and entertain you at the same time. Join me as I will be in conversation for a talk titled Jane Austen Dramatized, where I will discussing Jane Austen’s place in the theatrical canon and the many, varied representations ofContinue reading “Exciting Upcoming Conversation Perfect For Janeites!”

Happy Birthday Pride & Prejudice! Recent Retellings & Inspirations to Help You Celebrate

Happy birthday to Pride & Prejudice! On this day, 209 years ago, Jane Austen gifted Pride and Prejudice to the world. Readers, including myself, have enjoyed it for many generations. It’s a memorable story; the witty humor and engaging writing inspired retellings, continuations, and so much more. So what better way than to celebrate this great dayContinue reading “Happy Birthday Pride & Prejudice! Recent Retellings & Inspirations to Help You Celebrate”

Quote of the Day – January 28, 2021

16 Books to Read on Austen’s Birthday

Today is Jane Austen’s birthday! And there is no better way to celebrate the great novelist by reading great books about her. So curl up in your favorite reading chair and raise a cup of tea to our favorite author and see why over these past 200 years, her legacy endures on:

Life Sized Colin Firth Cake To Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Pride & Prejudice

A life sized cake of the actor, Colin Firth, has been created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the BBC’s miniseries, Pride and Prejudice. The six foot tall cake of Mr. Darcy was unveiled at the National Trust property, Lyme Park, in Cheshire, the house used as the character’s famous home in the miniseries, Pemberley.

Book Review: The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner

Format: Hardcover Pages: 320 pages Published: May 26, 2020 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Genre: Historical Fiction, Austenesque Fiction 

2020: The Year of Austen

Today is Jane Austen! And in the next year, we have exciting things, from books to adaptations to look forward to. So if you are an Austen fan like me, 2020 will be busy with everything Jane Austen!