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Weekly Reading: Northanger Abbey Read-A-Long

This November, for National Novel Writing Month, I am trying something new.  Christi and I are going to write a novel together.  We are going to modernize Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey as a ghost hunting adventure. 287 more words

Weekly Meeting

Sarah - Persuasion by Jane Austen

Televisual adaptations aside – I’m looking at you Colin Firth – I didn’t really ‘get’ Jane Austen. Her books felt over-written and her characters were annoyingly unrelatable. 107 more words


Southern Fried Austen

Don’t worry.

Lizzy kept on trying on clothes, and Darcy kept on encouraging her by talking about how good she looked. While she was in the dressing room, he called his sister Georgia to come help him. 1,311 more words

Robin Helm

Isn't it ironic?

Teaching Pride & Prejudice to Year 11

Back in the 80s, when I did my degree in English and American Literature, around about dissertation time, we were warned off… 1,621 more words

Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict

by Laurie Viera Rigler
First sentence: “Why is it so dark in here?”
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Content: I know there was mild swearing, with a couple of f-bombs, some talk of sex, and one (failed) sex scene. 226 more words

Writers' Guides to Dating

As I was walking past a charity shop on my way to the gym the other day (*virtuous face* *probably smeared with chocolate*), I noticed this book in the window display: 325 more words

The Jane Austen Challenge

Hi guys, recently I have been thinking about how I don’t read enough classics and I have so many of them on my TBR (I won’t name names because it’s kind of embarrassing when I think about how many seriously beloved classics I haven’t read.) 193 more words