“My” ball, Jane Austen Society of Sweden – this is what it looks like so far

Tweet Alright, I thought I’d give you a little update on how the society/ball project is going. I mentioned in a comment on my last post about a ball that I thought I might have found something, and what I meant by that was this. After I had written that post I decided to do one more search before deciding for myself that I’d start something, so I typed something like “Jane Austen society” (in Swedish obviously) in to Google without expecting any results, as there had never been any before. But this time there was!! This discussion came up, … Continue reading

Dickens and The Pickwick Papers

Tweet The reason I haven’t written anything about the Dickens adaptations we bough a little while back is because I haven’t yet seen many of them. But one of them we’ve just finished watching. The six hour long The Pickwick Papers. I’ve never seen a screen adaptation of this book before, but I have read the book. Several years ago. And for some reason before we started watching I couldn’t quite remember what the story was. Not because the book wasn’t worth remembering, of course it was! It isn’t my favourite Dickens, but it’s still good! I think it was … Continue reading

A Pride and Prejudice parody

Tweet I just came across this, and it was so funny that I had to share it! There is a part of me that thinks it is very disrespectful to the book (Pride and Prejudice) and the characters. But it was really funny! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

Meet Karin, another Jane Austen fan

Tweet I have a few interviews completed by now, or if some not quite completed at least almost so. So I decided it was time to post the first one. The first interview out is one from Karin. I met Karin in Bath at the Jane Austen Festival when I was there, and spent some time together with her and her friend. Karin is from the Netherlands and the founder of JaneAusten.nl 1. What was your first encounter with Jane Austen? What made you decide to read her work? I was, and still am, an avid Brontë fan. My all-time … Continue reading

I long for a ball!

Tweet It may be possible to do without dancing entirely. Instances have been known of young people passing many, many months successively, without being at any ball of any description, and no material injury accrue either to body or mind; But when a beginning is made—when felicities of rapid motion have once been, though slightly, felt—it must be a very heavy set that does not ask for more. ~Emma I long for dancing! I really do! And by dancing of course I don’t mean just any dancing, but the kind of dancing that they are referring to in the quote … Continue reading

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