Tag Archives: Jane Austen quotes

Making a Scene at Georgiana’s Ball

When I mentioned on Facebook that I was writing the scene where Anne de Bourgh crashes Georgiana Darcy’s 18th birthday ball (for my work-in-progress, The Ladies of Rosings Park), I started to receive comments from enthusiastic friends about what they thought that … Continue reading

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Summer Travels and Sagging Middles

Don’t you love the title? Once it came to me, I had to go with it. However little Mr. Darcy might have liked such an address, he contented himself with coolly replying that he perceived no other alteration than [Elizabeth] … Continue reading

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A Better Fate for Jane

Some of you may have seen this last month at Austen Variations, but I wanted to reproduce my post here, so I would have it as a permanent part of my own blog. Yes, it’s that important to me! Have … Continue reading

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A Fresh Place of Interest

“Port Alberni? Where’s that?” I don’t remember if I actually said those words, but I definitely thought them when I was first invited to attend a Jane Austen festival there July 14 – 16. In case you’re scratching your head … Continue reading

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Lady Catherine’s Celebrated Frankness

“Miss Bennet,” replied her ladyship, in an angry tone, “you ought to know that I am not to be trifled with. But however insincere you may choose to be, you shall not find me so. My character has ever been … Continue reading

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Scavenger Hunt

Today, in coordination with Austen Variations, I have a scavenger hunt for you, complete with buried treasure! If you’ve already been to my post at Austen Variations, you have arrived here with a pocket full of words to solve the … Continue reading

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Go With What You Know?

  “Write what you know!” You’ve probably heard the saying, intended as sound advice for anyone with literary aspirations. Jane Austen subscribed to this idea. Me? Not so much. Jane Austen absolutely wrote what she knew best – her own … Continue reading

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