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Hi, I’m Cherryl and I am a book addict. I will (and do) read just about everything, although as the blog tagline above may indicate, I have a particular weakness for books to do with fiction, food, and travel. 73 more words


Famous figureheads get clever letterheads

If there’s anything I’m a sucker for, it’s design and history. And the fabulously named Moo.com stationery company just won my heart with a promotional collection they created that combines both. 405 more words


Colin Firth Says the Wet Pride and Prejudice Shirt is a Fake

Colin Firth is kind of puzzled about why his wet Darcy shirt is such a big deal. The scene in which he emerges from the lake in the BBC’s 1995 version of… 213 more words

Book Review: Emma by Jane Austen

Greetings! Welcome to “Throw Back Thursday.” For school I had to read a few books for my British Literature class. Some that I have read before (Beowulf, Canterbury Tales, and Sherlock Holmes), some that I’ve wanted to read (Sir Gawain and the Green Night), and some that I was afraid to read (Emma, and A Tale of Two Cities). 734 more words


Follies Past: A Prequel to Pride and Prejudice by Melanie Kerr


Before there was a single man in possession of a good fortune at Netherfield, there was a single man in want of a wife in London. 2,197 more words


Reading Between The Lines ... and the letters

One of the subjects I most enjoyed at school was English literature. Reading a book in that much detail, and with a knowledgeable teacher, is a totally different experience from reading the same book on your own with only your imagination to guide you. 431 more words


Rambles around Chawton

Chawton House Library is closed on weekends–which means that I have an excuse reason to explore the area rather than the archives. Thanks to the endlessly helpful Darren Bevin (head Librarian at Chawton House Library, … 466 more words