Tag Archives: Jane Austen

A Resurgence of “St. Jane,” the Never-Ending Reverence to All Things Austen

A Resurgence of Jane Austen Several people believe Colin Firth’s stellar two-year “flirt” with Oscar – first with a spectacular performance in “A Single Man” and then in “The King’s Speech” – led to a resurgence of Jane Austen’s popularity. … Continue reading

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Do You Speak Jane Austen? Part One

I have run this series previously, but it never hurts to revisit a “good thing.” Part I: Do You Speak Jane Austen? When my son was about three years of age, he shocked several onlookers at the mall by saying, … Continue reading

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Exquisite Excerpt from “Christmas at Pemberley”

Preview of Christmas at Pemberley My “Christmas at Pemberley” has won several awards as an inspirational romance. It is an Austen-inspired piece. The sequel is a cozy mystery, entitled The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy. I am writing another book in the … Continue reading

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The Etiquette of “Visiting” and How Jane Austen Used the Tradition as a Plot Device

The Etiquette of “Visiting” and How Jane Austen Used It as a Plot Device In the 1800s, morning calls or visiting upon a household developed a certain protocol, and those who broke protocol were often shunned. First a calling card … Continue reading

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“Mirror, Mirror” – The Employment of Filmic Devices to Tell a Story

“Mirror, Mirror” – Use of Filmic Devices to Tell a Story “Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall” (Previously Posted on PrideandPrejudice05 Blog) Often in the visual representations of Jane Austen’s works, the media employs props or artifacts as visual cues to … Continue reading

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Writers Require Precision in Language Choices

Originally published on Savvy Authors on November 8, 2011 Precision in Language Choices Choosing the precise word or phrase remains a challenge for all authors, whether they write professionally or for their own pleasure. The majority of those who make … Continue reading

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Not Celebrating Birthdays with Jane Austen

November birthdays are very important in the Jeffers’ household: They include my mother, my son, and my grandson, and that is not counting extended family and friends. As I was out buying “How to Train Your Dragon” decorations and toys … Continue reading

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