“There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort” – Emma (Jane Austen) Last week my mother and I took a trip to the lovely Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton, Hampshire. Jane spent the last eight years of her life at Chawton and it was the house in which she wrote and revised […]
This Christmas I was a very lucky girl. My husband gave me a Kindle *cheeks still aching from all the smiling *. I then got even luckier: my mother gave me amazon vouchers. The first book I purchased on my sparkly new Kindle? Death Comes To Pemberley by P.D. James (pub. 2011). As a huge […]
Found this on Etsy and loved it so much I had to share it here.. Keep Calm and Read Jane Austen 8×10 print by SayItAgainDesign.
“A person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid” — Jane Austen (Northanger Abbey, 1818)
While I’m on the subject of Jane Austen I thought I’d mention the Rice Portrait, as I was reminded of it which watching a TV programme currently being shown on BBC1 called ‘Fake or Fortune’ which investigates cases of paintings with uncertain provenance, last night focussing on a possible Monet. For those of you who […]