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Thanking Jane Austen: final Birthday wishes

The day is drawing to a close, and I’ve never felt so overwhelmed by the Jane Austen community.  Pride and Prejudice has been a part of my life for a long time, and I seek solace in the pages whenever I feel bored, exhausted, miserable or just in need of some form of recognisable beauty.  It’s like crying on your best friends shoulder, or asking for advice over coffee.  Sometimes the comfort can be hard to see, but it’s in the pages themselves and by the time Darcy and Elizabeth are coming to terms with their issues, you’re coming to terms with your own.

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