Monthly Archives: February 2011

Jane Austen Today’s Article on “Any Human Heart”

          The Jane Austen World website has a wonderful article featuring these Austen-related actors: Matthew Macfadyen, Jim Broadbent, Haley Atwell, Tom Hollander, Charity Wakefield. For the complete article, visit http://janitesonthejames.blogspot.com/2011/02/any-human-heart-features-number-of-jane.html, and remember that “Any Human Heart” … Continue reading

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“The King’s Speech” Takes Top Prize for The Director’s Guild Awards

“The King’s Speech” and Tom Hooper take the top prize in the DGAs. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118031147/

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Colin Firth’s Oscar Nomination and a Resurgence in All Things Jane Austen

Colin Firth’s award-winning performance in “The King’s Speech” has fueled a resurgence in all things related to Jane Austen. Firth is known to Austen fans as “Mr. Darcy,” and more than one Janeite has seen the film and has touted … Continue reading

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Romance Writers Speak on Finding Romance in Real Life

http://yourlife.usatoday.com/sex-relationships/story/2011/02/Cook-eat-together-to-feed-your-relationship/43476674/1

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The Rame Peninsula

      Rame Head is a coastal headland, southwest of the village of Rame in southeast Cornwall, United Kingdom. The site was used for a hill fort in the Iron Age. The headland has a prominent chapel, dedicated to … Continue reading

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Any Human Heart – Masterpiece Theatre with Matthew MacFadyen

While many of you will be indulging in chocolates and roses, I shall be partaking of my favorite actor in a three-part series on Masterpiece Theatre. The first episode of “Any Human Heart” airs February 13. Here is what PBS … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Tea Series

Ms. Jane Austen, well-known authoress during the Regency period of timeless favorites such as Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion,¬†holds a place in many people’s hearts. The Bingleys Tea Company name is drawn … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Valentine Bear

  Would you like a Jane Austen Valentine bear for your very own? How about a Jane Austen t-shirt or one with a Shakespeare quote? Go to http://www.booklovertshirts.com/details.php?design=Ornate-Jane-Austen-Darcy.25694&product_type=Premium-Valentine-Teddy-Bear.231&aid=-1 to order.

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Starling Murmurations

    Starling Murmurations are one of nature’s most magnificent sights. Thousands of starlings form sweeping balls before descending to the trees to roost. The best places to see this natural phenomenon is the Somerset (UK) Wildlife Trust’s Westhay Moor … Continue reading

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Male-Only Book Club and Nora Roberts

“To Be Better Men, A Male Only Book Club Turns to Nora Roberts” If you missed this tongue-in-cheek look at romance novels, you will love it. It was originally posted by Malcolm Johnston on The Globe and Mail. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/books/to-be-better-men-a-male-only-book-club-turns-to-nora-roberts/article1869990/page1/

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