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The Character of Mr. Willoughby in Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility”

The Character of Mr. Willoughby in Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility”

Willoughby, John Biography moviespictures.org ~ Greg Wise First, permit to apologize for the missing post. Our Sarah Price had an accident involving her computer, a parrot, and a drink set close by. In Sarah’s place, I have pulled one of my posts from the archives of my blog to share with you. I hope you… more goodness …

Let Me Explain: A View on Art and An Austen Adaptation

Let Me Explain: A View on Art and An Austen Adaptation

Art, as I am certain we would all agree, speaks to each of us individually.  Though we may have some similar observations or reactions to a particular piece, it is inherently impossible for any two people to experience art in exactly the same way.  Things that shout to one person, might whisper to another, or… more goodness …

What About Marianne? Does She Not Deserve Love?

What About Marianne? Does She Not Deserve Love?

A very popular question among Jane-ites is: “Who is your favorite Jane Austen hero?” Sadly, no one ever chooses Colonel Brandon. However, in the ongoing research I do for my Regency era novels, I found myself rereading a very good biography that I’m sure many of you know called, Jane Austen, A Life, by Claire… more goodness …

September Trails

September Trails

The beginning of September found me in Devon, at the tail end of the school holidays, and although I’ve started to have rather mixed feelings about camping lately, especially in autumn weather, it was well worth it because it allowed me to see a house that was on my ‘To Do’ list for at least… more goodness …

Read Along Wednesday: Emma Chapters 20 and 21

Read Along Wednesday: Emma Chapters 20 and 21

Welcome to Read Along Wednesday! Alexa has already introduced us to Volume II in last week’s post, which you can find here, if you didn’t get the chance to read it. We heard more about Miss Bates (poor, dear Miss Bates), but now there are other treats in store for us. We finally get to… more goodness …

Read Along Wednesday: Emma Chapter 19

Read Along Wednesday: Emma Chapter 19

Welcome to volume two! In volume one we remained within the elite confines of Emma’s preferred society. Now we begin to meet Highbury at large, and there is no better place to begin such an acquaintance than with Miss Bates. We have already heard her voice in chapter two. Austen need not tell us this is Miss Bates… more goodness …

Quiz: Are you an Emma?

Quiz: Are you an Emma?

I remain in high Emma mode thanks to our current read along, and today I’d like to share with you a quiz I’ve created inspired by our ongoing conversation at The Writers’ Block. It is an old game amongst Janeites to identify one particular heroine who most mirrors ourselves, and I had the somewhat troubling realization many,… more goodness …

Gretna Green of the Peak or ‘Did You Know That about Derbyshire?’

Gretna Green of the Peak or ‘Did You Know That about Derbyshire?’

I’m sure I’m not the only one thinking that one of the most exciting and enjoyable things about writing a new book is the plotting and the squirreling of information. I won’t call it research; it’s a lot more fun than that. It’s hopping from website to website because I start looking for something and… more goodness …