Letter OneThe City of InventionCairns, Australia, OctoberMy dear Alice, It was good to get your letter. I am a long way from home here; almost in exile. And you ask me for advice, which is warming, and makes me believe I must know something; or at any rate more than you. Summary of Letters to Alice on … Continue reading First Line Friday – Letter to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen
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While digging around on the internet I found this: http://www.sanditon.infoSanditon was Jane Austen's last, partially completed, novel of around 24,000 words, written between January 27th 1817 and March 18th 1817. Jane's niece Anna, the daughter of Jane's eldest brother James, had been brought up in her youngest years at Steventon with the 18 year older … Continue reading Fun Friday – Standiton The Play
Source: Amelia R. Taken at Deep Cut Gardens while attending our Box Hill Picnic
https://www.goodreads.com/book/avg_rating_widget/17380041 At this year's annual Box Hill meeting members of CNJ JASNA spent some time catching up before beginning out discussion of Jo Baker's Longbourn. Set during (and a little after) the events of Pride and Prejudice, Longbourn is set at the Bennett house and focuses on the lives of the staff.One of the topics discussed was … Continue reading Box Hill Book Discussion – Longbourn
A GENTLEMAN AND A LADY travelling from Tunbridge towards that part of the Sussex coast which lies between Hastings and Eastbourne, being induced by business to quit the high road and attempt a very rough lane, were overturned in toiling up its long a scent, half rock, half sand. The accident happened just beyond the … Continue reading First Lind Friday – Sanditon
Today is Best Friend Day so to celebrate I think we should all read Love and Freindship.In the short epistolary novel is a series of letters. Frist Isabel writes to her friend Laura asking if Laura could please share her upsetting past with Isabel's daughter Marianne. As any best friend would do, Laura shared her … Continue reading Best Friend Day
Professor Kathryn Sutherland from the University of Oxford talks about some of Jane Austen's manuscripts from the novel "The Watsons" and what we can learn about her from these.The video can be found here.