Monthly Archives: June 2012

In Remembrance of My Mother, Peggie Jeffers

This is a picture of my beautiful mother, Peggie Jeffers. She raised me as a single parent when divorce and dysfunctional families were not the norm. She carried me up and down stairs when I had rheumatic fever. She made … Continue reading

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Starling Murmurations in Somerset, UK

 By Regina Jeffers One of the most spectacular examples of British wildlife are Starling Murmurations. Thousands of starlings flocking together to form swirling balls can be found in Somerset each year from early autumn to February. The birds form the flying … Continue reading

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Jane Austen’s “Literary” Brothers

Many of those around her influenced Jane Austen, but Henry’s and James’s influences were profound. Most of Austen’s biographers believe that Henry was Austen’s favorite brother and James her least favorite. James Austen was the first born. He was reportedly … Continue reading

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Release of “Honor and Hope,” a Contemporary Romantica Based on “Pride and Prejudice”

Today, I celebrate the re-release of my contemporary romantica based on Pride and Prejudice. Honor and Hope was, actually, my second novel. It came about shortly after I released Darcy’s Passions and served as a segue between Passions and Darcy’s Temptation. In reality, I had hit a wall … Continue reading

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Pride & Prejudice Retelling – Darcy Attempts to Forget Elizabeth Bennet – Part 2

“So, Darcy, where do you go from here?” The words choked him, but he managed to say, “I know my duty; the Darcy name and Pemberley must survive. I must forget Elizabeth Bennet and find a suitable match. I am … Continue reading

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Jane Austen and Feminism

by Regina Jeffers In 1968, the Women’s Liberation Movement staged a demonstration at the annual Miss America Beauty pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey. They protested the idea that the most important thing about a woman is how she looks.Women’s … Continue reading

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Jane Austen is Ingrained on My Psyche

In writing my guest post for Barbara Tiller Cole’s “Darcyholic Diversions,” I looked at the parts of Pride and Prejudice, which spoke to me early on in my life-long love of Jane Austen’s works. Then I began to think of … Continue reading

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Sense and Sensibility 1995, Part 2 of Movie Discussion – Rewriting Jane Austen’s Heroes

by Regina Jeffers In December 1995, Columbia/Mirage Pictures released Sense and Sensibilityto U.S. theatres. Based on Emma Thompson’s (who won the 1996 Academy Award for Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium) screenplay, this adaptation goes a long way in … Continue reading

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“Sense & Sensibility” 1995 (or) Rewriting Jane Austen – A Movie Discussion

 By Regina Jeffers by Regina Jeffers As part of JASNA’s salute to Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility in 2011, this will be a two-part look of the 1995 film adaptation. Next month, we will examine the “making” of Edward Ferras and Colonel … Continue reading

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Pride & Prejudice Retelling – Darcy Attempts to Forget Elizabeth Bennet – Part One

(Note: In my versions of Pride and Prejudice, I give Colonel Fitzwilliam the name “Edward,” my father’s name.) “I am pleased you have come so quickly, Edward,” Georgiana said as she served his tea. “Your note said it was important,” he … Continue reading

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