Monthly Archives: August 2011

BBC Believes There’s a Need for the Classics

For the complete story, please see http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/aug/21/classic-novels-film-tv-eyre-wuthering We have seen a resurgence in the filming of the classics of late. Jane Austen, the Brontes, and Charles Dickens have never lost their edge in writing stories that transcend their times. What … Continue reading

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Demise of Books

Are books dead, and can authors survive? At the Edinburgh international book festival this past weekend, Ewan Morrison set out his bleak vision of a publishing industry in terminal decline. The above picture is a shortened version of his prediction. … Continue reading

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McLendon Hills Book Club

On Monday, August 15, I had the honor of spending the afternoon with a group of ladies who were not necessarily Jane Austen enthusiasts, but at the suggestion of my dear friend April, they had chosen to read The Phantom … Continue reading

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Top 10 Fictional Families

by Simon Mason from The Guardian “Lifestyles have changed, and we’ve moved some way from the common-or-garden nuclear family, but the truth is that families have always been wildly varied. Think of the Greek myths. Perseus’s dad was a shower … Continue reading

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Do You Speak Jane Austen? Part 3

The last third of the alphabet was a bit of a challenge. The letters “x” and “z” were less than cooperative. I searched Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Mansfield Parkfor the letters, but was, generally, unsuccessful. “X” was … Continue reading

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Using Austen and Shakespeare to Teach Toddlers

This comes from Deseret News. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705389479/Counting-with-Jane-Austen-and-William-Shakespeare.html Knowing that I’m about to be a grandmother for the first time, three different sources sent me this story today. “LITTLE MISS AUSTEN: Pride & Prejudice” and “LITTLE MASTER SHAKESPEARE: Romeo & Juliet” by … Continue reading

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Locations for Pride and Prejudice 2005

Below, one will find the real-like locations for many of my favorite scenes from this film. I have included a bit of history on each historic building. Most of that information comes from http://www.infobritain.co.uk. Groombridge Place and Enchanted Forest, Kent … Continue reading

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