Monthly Archives: September 2011

Christmas in October

If you are one of those people who think Christmas should not come before Halloween, then maybe this is not the post for you. However, in both the US and the UK, retailers are bringing out their Christmas displays. So, … Continue reading

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Chatsworth Announces Wedding Packages

Chatsworth makes an exceptional location for weddings, receptions and civil partnerships. Set in 1000 acres of stunning parkland, and housing one of the most important private art and sculpture collections, it is a unique venue that epitomises quality and elegance. … Continue reading

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Copia Releases First-Ever Contextually Annotated eBooks

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Demonstrating a way for authors and publishers to make old books new again by adding fresh, relevant content, Copia ( ), the innovative social eReading platform and website, announced today … Continue reading

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Colin Firth and Emily Blunt to Film Independent Film

Academy Award winner Colin Firth and Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt will star in “Arthur Newman, Golf Pro,” which has opened offices at EUE/Screen Gems Studios and will shoot in the area from mid-October to mid-November. Those familiar with the … Continue reading

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Colin Firth and Carey Mulligan in Remake of “My Fair Lady”

Colin Firth is to teach a Cockney flower seller to “talk proper” in the remake of “My Fair Lady.” Word has it that he will be cast as Professor Henry Higgins opposite Carey Mulligan. Originally, reports said that Keira Knightley … Continue reading

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Regency Slang

I found the greatest site that gives hundreds of common phrases from the Regency Period. Below is a sample. For the complete list, visit abigail A lady’s maid. Ace of Spades A widow. a fudge A false rumor. Also … Continue reading

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Jennifer Ehle on “The Gifted Man” and Playing Mrs. Darcy

Many viewers will forever associate Jennifer Ehle with her career-making role as Elizabeth Bennet in the BBC’s Pride & Prejudice, the sumptuous adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel. But the 41-year old actress, the daughter of the actress Rosemary Harris … Continue reading

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Jane Austen and the Movies

Jane Austen movies are like chocolate for women and grueling trips into quicksand for men. Of all her stories, Pride and Prejudice has enjoyed the most adaptations, including a long BBC TV movie, a theatrical release with Keira Knightley, a … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Anyone?

The recent news that an unfinished Jane Austen manuscript sold at an auction for $1.6 million is no surprise to her fans. Her literary legacy is quite lucrative, spawning no end of creative works including movies (such as Clueless, based … Continue reading

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P&P 200 Excerpt – Bingley Seeks Darcy Advice for Netherfield

Pride and Prejudice’s 200th Anniversary Retellings Charles Bingley and Fitzwilliam Darcy discuss Mr. Bingley’s desire to let Netherfield Park. (The Scene: Bingley has taken up residence at the estate, but the neighborhood has yet to make their morning calls. Bingley … Continue reading

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