• What We Know about Downton Abbey Season 4 So Far *Spoilers*

    Updated: 2013-01-31 06:26:26
    What We Know about Downton Abbey Season 4 So Far *Spoilers*

  • False Teeth in the 18th Century

    Updated: 2013-01-30 13:50:57
    The 18th Century was a major time for advances in dentistry.

  • The One Show and Martha Lloyd’s Household Book

    Updated: 2013-01-30 09:52:05
    On Monday evening BBC 1′s The One Show had a typically different take on the celebrations for the bicentenary of the first publication of Pride and Prejudice. They broadcast a small item, presented by the comedian Arthur Smith, about Martha Lloyd’s Household Book and the type of food eaten by Jane Austen at Chawton Cottage. [...]

  • Lesley Nicol (Mrs Patmore) talks Downton Abbey with Chicago...

    Updated: 2013-01-30 04:16:00
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  • A Round -Up of some of yesterday’s celebrations for Pride and Prejudice 200

    Updated: 2013-01-29 11:02:00
    Most newspapers and news channels here carried an item about the celebrations for Pride and  Prejudice 200, and I thought you might appreciate a look at some of  them. The BBC had some great pieces produced by  their main news programmes. Will Gompertz did this lovely piece, with interviews with P.D. James and  Helen Fielding: go [...]

  • Our “First Impressions” of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

    Updated: 2013-01-28 16:43:12
    Letter 79.  January 29, 1813, Jane Austen to her sister Cassandra, from Chawton I want to tell you that I have got my own darling Child from London; – on Wednesday I received one Copy, sent down by Falknor, with three lines from Henry to say that he had given another to Charles & sent [...]

  • And so it begins…Celebrating 200 Years of Pride and Prejudice at Austenonly

    Updated: 2013-01-28 11:29:33
    200 years ago today, Jane Austen’s most famous novel, was published in London by Thomas Egerton. Her own darling Child  as she termed the final published form of her book, had a long gestation period.  According to Jane’s sister, Cassandra Austen’s memorandum, Jane Austen began her novel, then called First Impressions, in October 1796, and [...]

  • P. D. James and Professor Janet Todd on 200 Years of Pride and Prejudice on BBC Radio 4′s Today Programme.

    Updated: 2013-01-28 09:25:02
    The articles and interviews have begun to flood the airways in celebration, and the first I heard today, was this interview with Janet Todd and P.D. James, below,  on 200 years of Pride and Prejudice. Go here to listen to it.The interview lasts for just over 7 minutes. Filed under: BBC, Jane Austen, Janet Todd, [...]

  • Lady Sybil…What the bleep just happened???!!! My blog post of mourning…

    Updated: 2013-01-28 07:00:17
    Lady Sybil…What the bleep just happened???!!! My blog post of mourning…

  • Photos: Downton Abbey Cast at 2013 SAG Awards See more fabulous photos here. 

    Updated: 2013-01-28 05:58:19
    Photos: Downton Abbey Cast at 2013 SAG Awards See more fabulous photos here. 

  • Jane Austen, Mansfield Park and Brain Scans…on BBC Radio 4′s Bookshelf.

    Updated: 2013-01-27 19:07:30
    The news that reading Jane Austen is physical good for you – for it exercises areas of the brain not touched by other leisure activities-  has been doing the rounds on the internet for some time. Today on BBC Radio 4′s bookshelf programme, Mariella Frostrup, above, discussed just how valuable it truly is to read Jane [...]

  • Playing Jane Austen ~ The Jane Game

    Updated: 2013-01-27 16:35:04
    Hello all Jane Austen Readers!  I append a note from Elizabeth Bankhead about her soon-to-be-released The Jane Game :   Hello, I am a fellow JASNA member and for three years have been developing The Jane Game, a Jane Austen board game with trivia from all six of her novels. You can finally see it [...]

  • Mr Bennet’s Message to us…200 years on

    Updated: 2013-01-27 13:31:52
    This morning, while eating my toast and marmalade, I heard this entertaining Audio Boo clip ,which was part of BBC Radio 4′s Broadcasting House programme. Written by the witty Sue Limb and performed by Timothy West,it is a three-minute long letter, giving us Mr Bennet’s perspective on 200 years of Pride and Prejudice, Austen mania [...]

  • Jane Austen and Robert Burns

    Updated: 2013-01-25 19:05:50
    Today is the birthday of Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796).  One cannot forget those Robert Burns poems we all had to recite in high school, often our first introduction to the “romantic” poets – ‘O, My Luve is Like a Red, Red Rose’ or ‘Tam O’Shanter’ or ‘To a Louse: on seeing one on [...]

  • John Mullan on BBC2′s The Culture Show: “Our Love Affair with Pride and Prejudice”

    Updated: 2013-01-25 10:51:04
    This week’s edition of BBC2′s The Culture Show, presented by the delicious Andrew Graham-Dixon, has a wonderful, small section( just over 5 minutes long) presented by Professor John. Filmed on location at  Chawton House on a very snowy day,  he talks about Pride and Prejudice and the different adaptations that have been made  of the [...]

  • Celebrating Pride and Prejudice: Jane in the firmament of superstars.

    Updated: 2013-01-24 13:57:36
    Gentle readers, this year marks the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice. This blog will feature a variety of posts about the novel and on its author, Jane Austen. Frequent contributor, Tony Grant (London Calling) recently visited the National Portrait Gallery in London and viewed the small watercolour portrait of her painted by Cassandra Austen. [...]

  • The Halcyon Days Limited Edition “Pride and Prejudice ” Enamel Box

    Updated: 2013-01-23 16:50:34
    The souvenirs commemorating Pride and Prejudice 200 are beginning to make themselves known to us, and I won’t be featuring all of them here as some are, in my opinion, hideous.  One of the more elegant examples is this little enamel box produced in a very limited edition of 50 by Halcyon Days, the firm [...]

  • Susannah Fullerton on Celebrating Pride and Prejudice ~ Guest Post and Book Giveaway

    Updated: 2013-01-23 03:15:51
    Gentle Readers All: Please see below to enter into the Giveaway for a copy of Susannah Fullerton’s Celebrating Pride and Prejudice. ********************** Today I welcome Susannah Fullerton, president of JASA, author of numerous articles on Jane Austen, a leader of literary tours , and author of  Jane Austen and Crime  (2006),  A Dance with Jane Austen [...]

  • Winner of The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen by Syrie James…

    Updated: 2013-01-23 02:03:16
    … and the winner is: Dianna Anderson who commented on January 15: I would love to comment on a book I’ve read but sadly I haven’t, but I would love to. If I were to win a book though I could easily read it and email a question later. :-)   Congratulations Dianna! – please [...]

  • John Mullan’s Book,”What Matters in Jane Austen” is now released in paperback

    Updated: 2013-01-22 14:47:55
    You may recall that this was one of my favourite books published last year. I gave it what was for me, a rather gushing review, but on reflection, and having re-read it over the past few days, I find my original thoughts still hold.  Reading it is akin to having a wonderful, thought-provoking conversation with a [...]

  • Constructing a Late Eighteenth-Century Calash

    Updated: 2013-01-21 11:29:13
    Reblogged from Serena Dyer: The calash bonnet is perhaps one of the most intriguing eighteenth century accessories. It is simultaneously attractive and strange to the modern eye, appearing both extraordinary and intricate. The calash bonnet was worn throughout the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries for protection from both inclement weather, particularly wind, or sunny weather. [...]

  • Downton Abbey ~ Carson’s Song

    Updated: 2013-01-21 03:35:44
    Last week, Downton Abbey ended with Carson singing a song while polishing the silver, quite jovial over hearing the positive prognosis for Mrs. Hughes.  We can wonder at the plot turn – there have been previous intimations that Hughes and Carson should somehow hook up and exert even greater control over downstairs life – they [...]

  • Review and Book Giveaway of The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen by Syrie James

    Updated: 2013-01-16 02:31:49
    Gentle readers, One lucky U.S. reader is eligible to win a copy of Syrie James’s latest book, The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen! (See below) Contest Closed: The winner is - Lilyane Soltz. Congratulations! The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen, Syrie James In the Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen, author Syrie James attempts a plot device [...]

  • Guest Post and Giveaway ~ Syrie James on The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen

    Updated: 2013-01-14 15:07:25
    Syrie James has been touring the blog world since the launch of her latest book The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen on December 31, 2012 – she started at Austenprose and has hit most of the Austen-related blogs out there (see below), each with a different guest post about her writing, research, travels, and love of Jane [...]

  • Say Yes to the Dress: Downton Abbey, S3, Episode 2 Poll

    Updated: 2013-01-14 03:11:56
    Attention: Spoiler Alert. Do not go further or view the images if you have not seen Episode 2. Missed this episode? Want to watch it again? Click here to see PBSs streaming videos of Downton Abbey 3, Episodes One and Two, available for a limited time only. Two episodes, two weddings, two radically different endings. [...]

  • Downton Abbey, Season 3: 1920s Fashions

    Updated: 2013-01-06 23:44:16
    The third year of Downton Abbey Mania is about to commence. I am fully prepared to devote the next 7 Sundays sitting in front of PBS to join the Crawleys, their friends, and relatives and watch this high-end dramatic soap plot unfold (January 6th – February 17th).  The action has moved from the Edwardian Era [...]

  • Jane Austen’s ‘own darling Child’

    Updated: 2013-01-04 21:17:38
    Gentle Readers: This year we have just entered upon will be a long and interesting 365 days of celebrating the 1813 publication of Pride and Prejudice ! There are festivals, conferences, blog postings, reading challenges, and already many newspaper and journal articles on this timeless work by Jane Austen.  I would like to start off [...]

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