Top Ten Goofs in Persuasion (1995)

Top Ten Goofs in Persuasion (1995)

I watched this adaptation of Persuasion before I ever read the book, and in many ways, it defined the way I see the main characters and locations. I confess that part of me resisted the task of finding fault with it since in my estimation it is very nearly perfect. Alas, nothing is truly perfect,… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of the Austen Authors’ Summer Quarterly Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of the Austen Authors’ Summer Quarterly Giveaway

    Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of the Summer Quarterly Giveaway. If your name appears below… Contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. READ THROUGH ALL THE NAMES IN RED FOR THERE ARE MANY WINNERS!!!  2. If your prize is an eBook, make certain the email address for the prize delivery is… more goodness …

Jane Austen Adaptations: My Fantasy Cast (I)

Jane Austen Adaptations: My Fantasy Cast (I)

The latest film adaptation of a Jane Austen novel, the unfinished Sanditon, will air very soon. No doubt, a crucial element to ensure its success will be the cast. So far, in the short trailer at least, the choice of actors looks promising. Unfortunately that is not always the case, and casting mistakes often abound… more goodness …

Would Darcy Sink or Swim?

Would Darcy Sink or Swim?

Recently I came across the meme below and I was shocked. So shocked, in fact, that I gasped. What’s that you say? You gasped too? OK, but perhaps not for the same reason. 🙂 While many a female heart has fluttered at the sight of Colin Firth/Fitwilliam Darcy in a wet shirt, I was shocked… more goodness …

The Mistress of the House, OR: What Lizzy Did At Pemberley

The Mistress of the House, OR: What Lizzy Did At Pemberley

What Elizabeth Bennet’s life would have been like once she became Mrs. Darcy of Pemberley is the subject of a good many Austen variations out there, and it’s been something I’ve been considering recently as I work on Anne de Bourgh’s Diary, a story which commences on the day of Elizabeth and Darcy’s wedding. Though… more goodness …

A Jane Austen Time Line

A Jane Austen Time Line

1764-The Reverend George Austen marries Cassandra Leigh. They take up residence at Deane Parsonage in Hampshire. 1765 (to 1819) – Brother James was born. Like his sister, James had literary aspirations, but he never knew even the success than Jane could claim. “Often thought by the family to be the “literary one” (see his poem on Sense… more goodness …

Excerpt and Giveaway for the Audiobook of When Jane Got Angry

Excerpt and Giveaway for the Audiobook of When Jane Got Angry

I’ve always wondered what would have happened in Pride and Prejudice if Jane Bennet had been a little more proactive—particularly when she was in London and Miss Bingley was concealing her presence from her brother. After all, things might have gone quite differently if Jane had taken matters into her own hands. That is the… more goodness …