This post was originally shared on May 30, 2014It was a book recommendation for The Duke's Obsession by Frances FowlkesDescription London 1818An American Heiress Who Must Swallow Her Pride Miss Daphne Farrington despises three things: England's dreary weather, the grimy streets of London, and most especially the English aristocracy. Despite her misgivings, she must persuade the very … Continue reading Flash Back Friday
This post was originally shared on June 22, 2012Our friends at JASNA - New York Metro Region shared this last week:Two podcasts (audio) from Oxford's Bodleian Library series featuring Kathryn Sutherland speaking on Jane Austen and what we can learn from her manuscripts about her life, writing style and techniques: Jane Austen Podcasts.I've included the first … Continue reading Flashback Friday! – Friday Audio – Kathyrn Sutherland’s Jane Austen Talks
This post was originally posted on July 19, 2010Versailles and More's Catherine Delors shares, "Fans of Jane Austen will remember Lady Bertram in Mansfield Park sitting on her sofa with her pug by her side. “The next time Pug has a litter you shall have a puppy,” she tells her niece Fanny. Lady Bertram can … Continue reading Flashback Friday – Pugs, Jane Austen, political conspiracy and mass murder
This post was originally shared on August 18, 2009The surprising combination of smoked trout and roasted beets produces a teatime taste treat.Smoked Trout and Roasted Beet Tea SandwichesMakes 12 tea sandwiches4 large beets, scrubbed and trimmed1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese1/4 cup chopped chives, divided3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice1 tablespoon minced shallots1 loaf thin wheat bread, … Continue reading Flashback Friday
This post was originally shared on June 30, 2010For those of you who enjoyed the Bollywood "Bride and Prejudice," you can look forward to the August release of India's version of Jane Austen's Emma.To see the trailer and learn more just click on this link.
This was original posted on May 24, 2010.With today’s boundless and constant “visiting” through email, texting, and even Twitter, it is refreshing to step-back-in-time when precise and extensive etiquette conventions ruled all social interactions. During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, it was established that it was always better to overdo the polite than … Continue reading Flashback Friday – May I call on you?
This post is originally from 7/3/2008A number of recent movies, such as Clueless (1995), have placed the plots of Jane Austen novels in contemporary settings. Martin Scorsese introduced an unexpected note of violence into his version of Mansfield Park, re-shot as Goodfellas (1990), but, as he pointed out in a talk at the National Film … Continue reading Flashback Friday – Little-known fact about Jane #7
This post was originally from June 8, 2008Old Friends and New Fancies: An Imaginary Sequel to the Novels of Jane AustenBy Sybil G. BrintonOld Friends and New Fancies distinguishes itself from the spate of Jane Austen sequels we've seen in the last several years in that it was written in 1913—now almost a century ago … Continue reading Flashback Friady – Book Suggestion: Old Friends and New Fancies
This post was originally from January18, 2010Creamy White-Bean and Sage SoupMakes 6 to 8 servings4 ounces bacon, finely diced2 cups finely chopped onion1 tablespoon prepared roasted garlic4 cups chicken broth 4 (15-ounce) cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained3 sprigs fresh parsley8 sprigs fresh thyme3 bay leaves1 cup heavy whipping cream 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened … Continue reading Flashback Friday – Creamy White-Bean and Sage Soup
This post was originally published on April 20, 2008In 1820, English writer Sydney Smith wrote a letter to an unhappy friend, Lady Morpeth, in which he offered her tips for cheering up. His suggestions are as sound now as they were almost 200 years ago.1st. Live as well as you dare.2nd. Go into the shower-bath … Continue reading Flashback Friday – Tips for cheering yourself up, from 1820