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Book review and author Q&A: Jane Austen Junkie

‘A compilation of over 600 books and 50 movies inspired by Jane Austen’ – Jane Austen Junkie: Get Your Fix!

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When it comes to things I like in life as much as I love Elizabeth Bennet, I’d put very few things on the list. But one item I’d happily add, is a good list itself. The pure act of listing things relaxes me – I write one every morning at work to simplify the rest of my day into something manageable. I also love to read lists. In fact, as a child I was once found “reading the thesaurus” – in actual fact I was reading little jump out boxes that had lists of related words in them on different topics, such as ‘pirates’ and ‘fabrics’. I never was a normal child. So when a book came along that combined my love of Jane Austen with my love of lists, I was ecstatic. Continue reading

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Critcisms of the book we love…

(And why they are neither here nor there)

It is a truth universally acknowledged that all people with taste must be a fan of Pride and Prejudice (Will I ever tire of that allusion?  I doubt it).  However, a quirky article from The Examiner “The 50 bext author vs author putdowns of all time” reveals some fairly harsh blows to our beloved Jane, from some prominent and fantastic writers we all know.

This caused me to dig up some interesting criticisms of Pride and Prejudice.  I can’t say I agree with a single one of them, but they certainly are amusing. Continue reading

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Q&A with Alexa Adams

Alexa Adams- Author of First Impressions- A Tale of Less Pride & Prejudice

Alexa Adams, an Austenite, blogger, author and a fan of travelling has taken the time to answer some questions for us.  Continue reading

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Q&A with Jane Odiwe

Questions and Answers: with author, illustrator and Austen fanatic, Jane Odiwe

 

Jane Odiwe, born in Sutton, Coldfield, is not only the author of Lydia Bennet’s Story: A sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and Willoughby’s Return: A Tale of Almost Irresistable Temptation (a Sense and Sensibility sequel) she is also a keen regency illustrator Continue reading

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