Today is Jane Austen’s birthday and blogs all over the web are in celebration. An extravaganza of Austenesque giveaways, birthday wishes and gifts to Jane, and classic Regency fun is ongoing and ALL of you are invited! Hosted by Maria Grazia of My Jane Austen Book Club and Katherine Cox of November’s Autumn, 30+ bloggers who adore Jane have banded together to throw the party of a lifetime. Each blogger will have a special gift for Jane or Happy Birthday wish as well as a gift for a lucky guest. That is over 30 chances to win something amazing! First allow me to share my special gift to Jane with you, and then be sure to read on for the list of other party blogs.
In searching my mind for something special to gift to Jane for her birthday I enlisted the assistance of Lord and Lady Nell. What better way to show appreciation and delight a recipient than to serenade them with a song written just for them? Of course I could imagine no one better suited to the task than the former Georgiana Darcy and her husband, Sebastian, renowned composers of extraordinary classical music for the pianoforte and orchestral instruments. Conscripted to compose a sonata for Miss Austen, the Butlers opted for a simple tune befitting the birthday lady rather than a grand opera.
Now that you have enjoyed Jane’s gift, my gift to you is a signed copy of Miss Darcy Falls in Love with my bookmark and an Austen Authors bookmark. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below. The winner will be chosen on December 23 and I will notify via email. When you are done here be sure to scroll through the list below and visit the other generous bloggers to see how they are celebrating Jane’s special day.