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Quiz: Clergymen in Austen's England

“Let us walk around and quiz people”–John Thorpe in Northanger Abbey. (This is a different meaning of “quiz”; Thorpe used it to mean to stare intently at people or make fun of them!) 2,050 more words

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My Dalliance With Period Dramas

I’ve never usually been one for period dramas. There’s something about them that doesn’t appeal to me. Odd, considering that I absolutely adore learning about history. 390 more words


The Story Question AKA Why Should Someone Else Care About Your Story

Of all of the basic elements that make up a successful narrative, the most important one to my mind is the story question.

Today I started reading a book and by the beginning of the second chapter, I felt like I couldn’t go on. 292 more words


BoundTogether2018 Book Challenge: Pride and Prejudice

I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun. -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a wedding in procession of a literary theme must include Jane Austen. 190 more words


Visiting Jane

On Monday we paid a long overdue visit to Jane’s house; Jane Austen’s House in Chawton, Hampshire. I had always imagined the little cottage under siege by coach loads of tourists, timed tickets and queues. 500 more words

Writer's Life

Jane Austen 200

Someone once said that “remembrance is the best way to relive the experience twice.” And I would add to say that writing it down would be to relive the experience many times over. 356 more words


R.I.P. It or Ship It: Round 14

For round 14, I picked

Remus Lupin from The Harry Potter series
Henry Tilney from Northanger Abbey

Remus Lupin taught at Hogwarts until Lucius Malfoy outed him as a werewolf. 206 more words