Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Twelve Days of Jane Austen – Day 7

(Sung to the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”) On the seventh day of Christmas, Jane Austen gave to me, Seven Austen Siblings Six Classic Novels F-i-v-e Bennet Sisters Four Abbey Tilneys Three Sailing Captains Two Dashing Colonels And … Continue reading

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Dr. Amy Smith and the Appeal of Jane Austen’s Characters

This is the transcript of a podcast with Professor Amy Smith, who recognized a common thread among her students when she taught Jane Austen, as opposed to when she taught other classic writers, such as Dickens or the Brontes. To … Continue reading

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The Twelve Days of Jane Austen – Day 6

(Sung to the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”) On the sixth day of Christams, Jane Austen gave to me Six Classic Novels F-i-v-e Bennet Sisters Four Abbey Tilneys Three Sailing Captains Two Dashing Colonels And a love for … Continue reading

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The Twelve Days of Jane Austen – Day 5

(Sung to the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”) On the fifth day of Christmas, Jane Austen gave to me, F-i-v-e … Bennet Sisters Four Abbey Tilneys Three Sailing Captains Two Dashing Colonels And a love for Mr. Dar…cy.

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The Twelve Days of Jane Austen – Day 4

(Sung to the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”) On the fourth day of Christmas, Jane Austen gave to me, Four Abbey Tilneys Three Sailing Captains Two Dashing Colonels And a love for Mr. Dar…cy.

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John Ketch, the Infamous Executioner

An infamous English executioner employed by King Charles II, John Ketch was an Irish immigrant who became famous through the way he performed his duties during the tumultuous 1680s. He was mentioned in the broadsheets of the time Appointed in … Continue reading

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The Twelve Days of Jane Austen – Day 3

(Sung to the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”) On the third day of Christmas, Jane Austen gave to me, Three sailing Captains Two dashing Colonels And a love for Mr. Dar…cy. (Come back tomorrow for the Day 4 … Continue reading

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