After the amazing impression the Austen exhibition in King’s College, Cambridge made on me, you won’t be very surprised to hear that I travelled to Oxford in order to see the “Which Jane Austen?” exhibition at the Bodleian library. I had seen the manuscript of Sanditon the week before, now I hoped I would see The Watsons. Sadly I don’t have any pretty pictures of mine … Continue reading “Which Jane Austen?” – an exhibition at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 – there’s a different topic for every week. This week’s topic is a Throwback Freebie- so I chose to write about I’ve slowed down a bit with re-reading books recently. It’s not that I have fewer books that I would like to be reading…. The opposite in … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesdays – books I used to re-read again when I was a teenager
Today was a rare and special occasion… Continue reading Jane Austen’s “Sanditon” at King’s College Library (Open Cambridge)
Choosing which books to read is always a difficult task… Continue reading How I choose my books tag
The only real Mr Darcy is the interaction of pen on paper. Continue reading What did Austen’s Mr Darcy really look like?
Having spent my Master’s in Cambridge writing a dissertation about Austen and Laurence Sterne, I was looking forward with particular delight to reviewing the film adaptation Love and Friendship. I am glad not to be disappointed. First of all, however, let me give honour where it’s due. I cannot for the life of me understand why the film is entitled ‘Love and Friendship’, when it … Continue reading Love and Friendship (Lady Susan)