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Why the film and TV adaptations of Pride and Prejudice get Mr Bennet so wrong

In both the 1995 BBC version of Pride and Prejudice, and Joe Wright’s 2005 film, Mr Bennet is cast and played as essentially a lovable and cuddly fellow, with a twinkle in his eye, and a winning sense of humour. 1,015 more words

Pride And Prejudice

Jane Austen Zingers: The 15 Best Disses and One-Liners From 'Pride and Prejudice'

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, published on this day in 1813, is one of the most quotable novels in the English language, full of unforgettably witty repartee that signals attraction, revulsion, maneuvering for power, and more between her characters. 1,006 more words


Saying hello to the world.

He might be helping to celebrate the city’s links with the past but Martin Slater – the man who’s been greeting visitors to Bath’s Jane Austen Centre for the past eight years – has been making sure he’s bang-up-to-date when it comes to keeping up with tourism trends. 414 more words

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Letters from the Heart- Excerpt and Giveaway

Well, November just flew by between editing Letters from the Heart and participating in National Novel Writing Month, throw in some car repairs, kids checks ups, allergic reaction/skin infection, surprise moving and I think I could sleep for the next month straight! 1,194 more words

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30th November 1814. The urge to marry well was strong.

‘It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a woman’. Opening lines of Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice. 454 more words


Letters from the Heart

I have exciting news! My next release, Letters from the Heart, is off to the editors and should come out in December 2014. I’m even more excited because I finished my editing and additions a few days before my October 31st cut off date. 2,047 more words

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Commonplace: Jane Austen's Emma and Mr. Woodhouse's Crime

Rereading Austen is always fun, and Emma particularly so, not least – as P.D. James pointed out – because so much of the pleasure of that novel involves reading both the hidden and the explicit plots alongside each other, which you can only do once you know the twist.  910 more words