Monthly Archives: January 2011

Colin Firth from Literary Hero to Oscar Nominee

For years, Colin Firth was the reading woman’s sex symbol. When a TV mini-series was made of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in 1995, and when a movie version was made of Bridget Jones’s Diary, Helen Fielding’s chick lit classic, … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge #3 – Historical Fiction

The third delectable challenge to tempt you is the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2011. This event is hosted by Historical Tapestry and is similar to the previously mentioned challenges, except that one goes to Historical Tapestry to sign up and … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Reading Challenge II

The second challenge to choose from is the Jane Austen Mystery Reading Challenge 2011. Lovers of mysteries, Jane Austen and historical fiction can all enjoy this challenge. The challenge is to read all 11 Jane Austen mystery books by Stephanie … Continue reading

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January 25 – Robert Burns’s “Address to a Haggis”

    Burns’s suppers are held worldwide by Scots on January 25, and no Burns supper would be complete without a “Haggis.” Before you read any further, you should know that “Haggis” is a traditional Scottish dish, considered by many … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Reading Challenge

A trio of reading and viewing challenges are coming up during 2011, and they are all very interesting for Austen fans. The first is the Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary Challenge 2011. As many Janeites know, this year marks the 200th … Continue reading

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Bicentenary Celebration of Sense and Sensibility

  SENSE & SENSIBILITY BICENTENARY – GRAND CELEBRATION AT MY JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB October 2011 will mark the bicentenary of the publication of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. My Jane Austen Book Club will dedicate a special space to … Continue reading

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Pottery Barn and Jane Austen

Even the Pottery Barn knows the value of Jane Austen. http://www.potterybarn.com/products/pride-prejudice-quote-jewelry-dish/?pkey=cvalentine-keepsakes

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Jane Austen and Feminism

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 … Continue reading

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Persuasion 1995 Movie Discussion

In describing Persuasion in his script’s introduction, Nick Dear said, “The story essentially describes an old order fading away into decadence, and a new tribe, a meritocracy, coming to the fore.” Persuasion has seen four renderings. The first was presented … Continue reading

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Firth longs to play Darcy as a daddy in ‘Bridget Jones 3′ – Chicago Sun-Times

Firth longs to play Darcy as a daddy in ‘Bridget Jones 3′ – Chicago Sun-Times.

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