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How to fake being an Accomplished Woman via the iPhone

Bingley: They all paint tables, cover screens, and net purses.

Caroline: A woman must have a thorough knowledge of music, singing, drawing, dancing, and the modern languages, to deserve the word; and besides all this, she must possess a certain something in her air and manner of walking, the tone of her voice, her address and expressions, or the word will be but half deserved.

A constant source of vexation to me is this thought that often comes to mind: What if, somehow, Mr. Darcy came to Sydney in the 21st Century… and I wasn’t “accomplished” enough for him?  Shocking, indeed.  What if I lose all possibility of blissful happiness, wealth et cetera… because I really couldn’t be bothered to spend a whole decade brushing up on my embroidering skills (or skillz, if we want to get all postmodern)? And so, Continue reading

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