Monthly Archives: December 2010

Northanger Abbey 1987 – Movie Discussion

When we read our favorite novels, we bring our own imagination to the experience. Film adaptations, however, leave less room for interpretation. We have all, at one time or another, been disappointed in the casting, not inherently evident to us … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Nostradamus

The Brahan Seer, Kenneth Mackenzie (or Coinneach Odhar), is Scotland’s most famous prophet. Often referred to as the Scottish Nostradamus, Mackenzie lived in the 17th Century. Most experts believe that he was born on the Isle of Lewis (at Baile-na-Cille … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice 2005 – Movie Discussion

This is a film where the spectator enjoys a lesson in Voyeurism 101. We follow the story as we view the characters through windows, eavesdrop on them through doors, read over their shoulders, stand behind them while they are conversing, … Continue reading

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Austen Actors with December Birthdays

December brings us several of our favorite actors from Jane Austen film adaptations. Enjoy the show. name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”></param><embed src=”http://pf.kizoa.com/sflite.swf?did=1232602&k=P29291238&hk=1&#8243; type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” wmode=”transparent” width=”560″ height=”420″ allowFullScreen=”true”></embed></object>

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Jane Austen’s Will

This comes from the National Archives. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/dol/images/examples/pdfs/JAusten.pdf

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Free E-Books from Sourcebooks

From Leah Hultenschmidt of Sourcebooks: December 16 is Jane Austen’s birthday and as the world’s leading Jane Austen publisher, Sourcebooks, is throwing a huge one-day-only birthday book bash. Sourcebooks will be offering special ebook pricing on 10 of the best … Continue reading

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Austen Actors with December Birthdays

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Open Carriages in the 19th Century

I am writing a new book where I have had to do additional research on early 19th Century carriages. I cannot imagine traveling during this time period. Seven to ten miles per hour was the average speed. Just think how … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Blog Tour Begins December 16

Our dear Jane Austen will turn 235 years old on Thursday, December 16. Some of you will remind me that she died some 180+ years ago, but to many of us she lives within our hearts every day. So, in … Continue reading

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More Holiday Trivia

** In 1551, Great Britain passed The Holy Days and Fasting Act, which required all British citizens to attend church services on Christmas day. The law still exists on the books. In addition, it requires that no vehicle should used … Continue reading

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