Monthly Archives: January 2011

Golden Globe Winners Announced

  BEST ACTOR DRAMA Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”; Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”; James Franco, “127 Hours”; Ryan Gosling, “Blue Valentine”; Mark Wahlberg, “The Fighter.” (As a card carrying member of the Jane Austen Society of North America, I … Continue reading

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New Zodiac Signs, but I Am Still a Virgo

When news starting reaching the media outlets, that a 13th sign of the zodiac was likely and that most of us are not what we have always believed ourselves to be, I scoffed with good reason. It has seemed all … Continue reading

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Learn to Dance Like in Pride and Prejudice

This is an announcement from Orlando, Florida’s Shakespeare’s Theater. They are currently presenting Pride & Prejudice. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Our dance card will fill up quickly, so ask us to dance today! Learn how to dance Regency style with the choreographer from … Continue reading

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A Birthday Salute to Abigail Reynolds

Saturday, January 15, is Abigail Reynolds’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Abigail. http://pf.kizoa.com/sflite.swf?did=1402227&k=P26353159&hk=1

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Introducing The Phantom of Pemberley

“Cozy” Up 2 a Great Mystery! The Phantom of Pemberley: A Pride and Prejudice Mystery is my sixth Jane Austen book. I am more than a bit of a “Jane Austen geek.” I have loved Jane Austen’s works since I … Continue reading

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Austen Actors with January Birthdays

January brings us lots of “oldies, but goodies,” and I am not speaking of the actors being old in chronological years, although some are just that. I am speaking of some of the older adaptations of Austen films. We have … Continue reading

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The Rights of Women in Jane Austen Time

  Feminism made a long overdue showing in the 18th Century. Society, as a whole debated important issues, and, naturally, well-informed women began to question their place in the whole structure. These women were not called “feminists,” but rather “female philosophers.” They … Continue reading

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Austen Actors with No Birth Dates in Their Bios

Austen Actors with Unknown Birthdates As acting is a business where “age” is an issue, some of our favorite Austen actors list no actual birthdate in their bios. We understand. Austen, too, lived in an age when youth and beauty … Continue reading

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