Pride and Prejudice is 200 years old!!

Tweet As most of you are probably aware today is an important date, not only for us Janeites but for the literary world in general. It was on this day, the 28th of January 1813, 200 years ago that one of the greatest books of all time was first published: Pride and Prejudice. Since that day it has been read by millions of people all over the world. Generation after generation has been delighted, enchanted and captivated by the story of the spirited and witty Elizabeth Bennet and the broody and proud but oh so fascinating Mr Darcy. 200 years … Continue reading

Jane Austen’s Guide to Good Manners

Tweet I just realized alot of what I have been posting about lately have been either sewing projects or different events. So since I just now finished reading a Jane Austen related book I thought it a good idea to post something about that. This book was Jane Austen’s Guide to Good Manners: Compliments, Charades & Horrible Blunders by Josephine Ross. This is not a brand new book but one that has been out for a number of years now, but I’ve never got around to reading it before now. It is quite a small, easy to read and prettily illustrated … Continue reading

War and Peace

Tweet Sometime in the beginning of the year I wrote a list of different things I wanted to do over the coming year. And one thing on my list was; read War and Peace. I have long wanted to read that book (ever since it occured to me that it is set during the Regency era), but… well… it is a bit of a brick! And, from what I had heard, not an easy read. But I still wanted to read it. However it took a good friend of mine (I think you know who you are 🙂 ) telling … Continue reading

International Jane Austen Book Club

Tweet That is what my sister Viktoria and our friend Dolinde decided to call the bookclub they started last year; International Jane Austen Book Club. I don’t quite remember how the idea got started, but I believe Viktoria and Dolinde had been discussing the books and then started talking about doing a club to get more people into the discussion. I was invited to join (of course, my sister could not very well start a book club about Jane Austen and then not invite me! :P) and we also asked a few other friends to  join in. It was never meant to … Continue reading

Corsets and colds

Tweet I am very grateful that I have managed to go through the whole looong winter without being unwell a single time! None of us were! Everyone around seemed to be getting a cold or a flu all the time, but we managed to avoid that all winter. That’s why I don’t understand why now, in May when it’s warm(er) and nice I have to come down with a cold! I blame my dear brother, he was sick for several days and then passed this cold on to me. Not particularly nice of him I think. So I spent a … Continue reading

A visit to the British Library

Tweet Hope you have all been enjoying a wonderful Easter! I’m planning to continue here now and write another post about my trip to England. About a nice place I went to in London. St Albans, as you might know, is very close to London. Indeed, here in Sweden most people would probably say it is London (that is, if they would ever say anything about it at all). I am guilty of having done so myself before I was better aquainted with the area. If you take the train from St Albans station it will in 20 minutes take … Continue reading

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