More on letters

Tweet Since I wrote my post Is letter writing a lost art? I have been thinking about that subject now and then. Just about the subject in general, and about different letters that appear in books. It is often that letters fills an important place in novels from bygone days, conveying significant information for the plot. Just take some of Jane’s books for example. In Pride and Prejudice we have Mr. Darcy’s long letter that he writes to Elizabeth, explaining himself and reveling to us the truth about Mr. Wickham. Later on Elizabeth receives another letter, from Jane, informing her … Continue reading

Hmm, haven’t I seen this dress before…?

Tweet I was watching BBC’s wonderful series Wives & Daughters a couple of days ago. And in the very beginning of the movie we see Miss Browning, one of the characters, wearing a brown/beige dress, the one in the picture here. I recognized the dress at once as one which is featured in both Pride & Prejudice and Emma! I knew already that in those two it was the same dress, but I had  never noticed before that it is in Wives & Daughters too! I just think it’s so much fun finding reused costumes in films, recognizing them from … Continue reading

Books, books and more books!

Tweet I’m so excited! I just ordered two books from Amazon! Two books on the subject of Jane Austen, of course. One is called Dear Jane: A Heroine’s guide to Life and Love by Patricia Hannon. It is supposed to be written in a letter form, and with “Jane” advising and counseling modern day heroines. The other one is called Just Jane – A Novel of Jane Austen’s Life by Nancy Moser. And this book is supposed to be just that, what it says; a novel of Jane Austen’s life. I think it said it is written in the form … Continue reading

A Great Swedish film! :)

Tweet A little while ago I read the Swedish classic Jerusalem. It is a book written by Selma Lagerlöf, who is considered by a great number of people to be  Sweden’s best author. And I would probably have to agree with them. She is, or was I should say, a wonderful story teller! She really knew how to tell a story, and she combines the story she is telling (or writing) with legends from different areas in Sweden. Of course she is very famous here in Sweden, but not only here. Most of her works have been translated into many, … Continue reading

Of Tilneys and train-rides

Tweet I don’t know why it is, but it seems like my days have suddenly become shorter than they were before, even though in reality they have become longer (here close to the Arctic circle we now have light almost 24 hours a day)! Whatever I do I just can’t seem to fit in all the things I had planned! It’s strange… I hope it’s just something I’m going through and that it will pass before too long. I had planned to post something here yesterday, but the day was over before I knew it. But that’s all right, I’ll … Continue reading

Georgette Heyer

Tweet As we know Jane unfortunately did not live to a very rip old age. She died at the age of 41 and had “only” time to write six complete novels. But, since the six novels that she wrote are all of them classified as some of the greatest literary pieces ever written that’s not really anything to call “only”. But still, when you have read all of those books (and all of her shorter and unfinished work that you have been able to get hold of) and still haven’t had enough, then what do you do? In my case … Continue reading

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