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Frances Evesham - An Independent Woman

 An Independent Woman: Northanger Abbey meets Downton in Victorian England

Victorian times are not so distant as we sometimes imagine. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting several Victorians, born at the turn of the 19th Century, and guess what – they were ordinary people, just like us. 1,210 more words

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Northanger Abbey - Val McDermid (Reading Challenge #6)

Rating: 3.5/5

Val McDermid’s entry in The Austen Project was a delight to read.  Northanger Abbey is my least favorite Austen, though it’s still a book I really enjoy.   83 more words


Some of the reasons I love "Northanger Abbey"

In high school, I found Mr. Darcy and Mr. Knightley unbearably stuffy; Anne Eliot of Persuasion appealed to me, but Frederick Wentworth seemed distant. To Henry Tilney of… 593 more words

Funny the way it is

I happened across an article today in defense of YA novels.
Can I admit that I was astounded that a certain genre of books needed to be defended? 419 more words


Jane Austen Party

This weekend I hosted a Jane Austen party. Yes, you read that right.

A bunch of us ladies came together to watch Pride and Prejudice… 167 more words


Book 23: Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid

          The second installment of the Jane Austen Project Val McDermid’s take on Northanger Abbey is well worth the read. First and foremost McDermid sets the protagonist Cat’s trip in Edinburgh instead of Bath. 299 more words


July 14th, 2014

Blogging Books; July Edition

So there have been a few pieces I’ve been reading this summer so far. I could give excuses like work and hanging out with friends to account for my slacking, but let’s be honest. 398 more words