Category Archives: Jane Austen

January 6 is Epiphany Day

January 6 is Epiphany Day

My guess is that most reading this blog post today have already packed up their Christmas decorations and kicked the shriveled tree to the curb for disposal. Am I right? What is Sharon thinking to write a post about Christmas on January 6? Ah! Bear with me my dear friends, and read on…… Unlike modern… Continue Reading

Please welcome Julie Klassen!

Please welcome Julie Klassen!

It is a delight to welcome Julie Klassen to my blog today. I met Julie at the 2013 JASNA AGM in Minneapolis when we were fortunate to be seated next to each other at the author signing. I have a personally signed novel to prove it! And this image here, of Julie looking fabulous in her… Continue Reading

Austen Monster Mash

Austen Monster Mash

Love ’em or hate ’em, Jane Austen mash-ups are everywhere! By definition, a “mash-up” is a derivative work consisting of two pieces of media conjoined together. In the Austen world this was originally attributed to movies like Clueless and Bridget Jones’ Diary where Austen characters and plotlines were set into modern situations. Lately the term has… Continue Reading

Name the Austen Couples

Name the Austen Couples

My post on Cinematic Lovers on February 7 was quite popular. For some reason a plethora of romance movie aficionados haunt my blog. Shocking! Since that recognition quiz was handled so well, I composed another lovers quiz. This one contains images of couples from Jane Austen movies. All are married, although not necessarily the hero… Continue Reading

Tea Drinking in the Regency & a History

Tea Drinking in the Regency & a History

The drinking of tea while nibbling tiny sandwiches is an indelible image of English life. One would probably assume that “tea time” is a necessity deeply entrenched into English history, dating so far back that it has become written into the genetic code! Well, not necessarily.   A brief history of the magical tea leaf~ The… Continue Reading