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Tea with the Bennets of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by Margaret Vaughan

“I am told I have a habit of describing people in culinary terms. I certainly find myself doing this with Mr and Mrs Bennet’s family, friends and acquaintances.” – Introduction

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I bought the book from the Jane Austen Centre, Bath and had it shipped to me in Melbourne. Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW AND AUTHOR Q&A: Follies Past by Melanie Kerr

“[Louisa] had never seen Caroline so discomposed by anyone as she seemed to be by this Mr Wickham, and she feared lest he might supplant Mr Darcy and his great estate in Caroline’s heart.” – Chapter 11, Follies Past

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Follies Past does what many Pride and Prejudice spinoffs cannot do well. It fills in the blanks, while being original, and stays true to the characters in the novel.

This was sent to me for free in Kindle format by the publishers for the purpose of review, and I was happy to receive it. Released in October 2013, Follies Past by Melanie Kerr ISBN-13: 9780992131012 has seen some pretty good reviews online, and I’m happy to now add a pretty positive review to that stable.

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BOOK REVIEW: Tea with Jane Austen by Kim Wilson

“…what is one of the supreme honours Mr Collins can envision Lady Catherine bestowing on Elizabeth Bennet and her friends? Why, drinking tea with her, naturally.” – Introduction

Tea is a hot topic for all Janeites, and I’d be a liar for saying I don’t conform to the earl grey-loving, tea leaf snipping stereotype in some way (even if my daily drink is coffee). I also spend a sickening amount of time looking at beautiful vintage tea cups on Etsy and lusting over them. Continue reading

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Lily Allen to play as Lydia Bennet?

I must have missed the UK MTV’s 2007 memo on this one (it was also in UK’s The Sun), but if that’s anything to go by then we should be expecting a documentary-style “off-kilter” look at Pride and Prejudice, in a humorous way, this year 2010! 

Supposedly called Jane Austen Handheld (I’m assuming that ‘handheld’ refers to the style of filming!) it has also been said to star Stephen Fry as Mr Bennet, along with Lily Allen as Lydia and Carrie Fisher (unspecified but there have been suggestions that she is the next Mrs Bennet).  Elizabeth Bennet hadn’t then been cast.  Russell Brand Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice boardgame

I’ve spoken a lot about iPhone games and drinking games, but what about something a bit more oldschool? I am a nerd- particularly when it comes to scrabble, mystery games and anything played using dice on a board.

I recently saw this Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice Trivia game that completely tickled my game-fetish. But the real beauty is this other Pride and Prejudice boardgame (from Ashgrove Press) Continue reading

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