“She was the sun of my life…”

Tweet A little while back I read somewhere a new theory about Jane Austen’s death. What she can have died of and why and so on. They keep coming up with new theories for this it seams! Anyway, that reminded me of Cassandra’s letter to her niece Fanny, which she wrote just after Jane died. When I went to Chawton Cottage they had that letter there, up on the wall, next to a typed copy (which was a lot easier to read!). I had never read this letter before (even though I am sure it can be found on the … Continue reading

Watching “The Real Jane Austen”

Tweet In 2002 BBC made a documentary called “The Real Jane Austen”, which is (as is rather obvious from the title of it) a program about the life of Jane Austen. I have know of this for quite some time now, and I actually began watching it a long time ago but for some reason I never got around to finish watching it. But now I just did. It is a one hour long “dramatized documentary” as I believe they called it. And the narrator is Anna Chancellor who we know from the 1995 Pride & Prejudice, where she plays … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Jane!

Tweet On the 16th of December 1775 Jane Austen was born. Had she still lived today she would have been celebrating her 234st birthday! Just think of all the books she would have had time to write! Happy Birthday Jane! 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

I’ve got to tell you! I’m so excited!

Tweet I’m going to tell you something now which I am so excited about! I am going to the Jane Austen Festival in Bath in September!!!!!!!!!! I have wanted to go to this festival ever since the first time I heard about it, which was several years ago, and now finally I’m going! The festival is ten days, and I will be there for the first four. You can read all about the festival here. Of course everything seems lovely, and I wish I could stay for all ten days. But not this time. Now don’t mistake me, I’m more … Continue reading

A sad day…

Tweet July 18th is a sad day for us Janeites, it was on this day 192 years ago that our beloved Jane passed away. It is a great pity that she died at such a young age. Think of all that she could have written had she lived but a few years longer! But I will be forever grateful that she actually wrote what she did! She gave us some of the best and most well loved works ever written! I posted the whole of this poem by Rudyard Kipling a little while ago, but I just found it suitable … Continue reading

I received something lovley with the mail today!

Tweet I received a wonderful surprise with the mail today! All right, maybe it wasn’t much of a surprise really as I knew it would be coming sometime soon. I got the newest edition of Jane Austen’s Regency World! I began subscribing to this magazine at Christmas 2007, I got a subscription from my parents then. For those of you who have not heard of this magazine before let me tell you a little about it. It is made and published by the Jane Austen Center, in Bath. And it comes out six times a year. As is quite easy … Continue reading

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