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Elizabeth and Darcy vs Romeo and Juliet

A lot of people are fans of Shakespeare.  Understandable, he was a genius.  However, how does R&J stack-up against P&P as a romance?  Romeo and Juliet IS, after all, frequently heralded as The Greatest Love Story.  So. do we prefer Juliet or Elizabeth.  And is Romeo as swoon-worthy as Juliet?  I’ve seen many-a mashup and some great fanfiction including both the stories, so it’s obvious that a lot of the fans cross-over into Austen and vice-versa. Here is a comparison of the notable features, and some of the not-so notable ones.  Feel free to post with your own For/Against points at the end. Continue reading


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The Pride and Prejudice blogging challenge

I recently wrote a piece for Upstart, La Trobe University’s journalism online magazine, “for emerging journalists”.  They have a new ‘blogger series’ section that talks about new blogs.  And so, celebrating blog-dom, I have a Pride and Prejudice/Austen related challenge for those of you who Continue reading


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Top 5 other Pride and Prejudice blogs

I absolutely love blogging for you, however not only is there a huge (and fantastic) fan base for Pride and Prejudice and Austen related things, but there are a tonne of information-crammed sites out there that are definitely worth taking the time out to view, particularly if you are a devoted fan. Continue reading


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