Tag Archive | Jane Austen

That moment we all fell in love with Darcy – now in Statue Form!

Remember that amazing scene  in Pride and Prejudice where Mr. Darcy  takes a dip in the lake by his country mansion, only to be surprised by running into Elizabeth Bennett, who is flustered at the sight of his handsome, dripping body? No? Well, that scene wasn’t actually written by Austen; just a cleverly-placed alteration in Andrew […]

Summer reading, in short.

Summer reading, in short.

Somewhere in between the unbearably muggy days, weekend daytrips, going back to Canada for a visit, and coaching Japanese junior high kids for the English speech contest (success! we brought home a trophy), my stack of books has been growing but none of them seem to be getting finished. This clearly has to something to […]

Jonathan Strange and Downton Abbey

Potentially good news (maybe) for fans of Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell! A film adaptation is apparently in the works. Or was. Is? Potentially good news for Downton Abbey fans…Julian Fellowes, the screenwriter, is also working on a film script. …as luck would have it, they are one and the same. Fellowes has […]

A superficial reason to read the oldies

I haven’t read an exorbitant number of classics lately (except for a few Jane Austens), but check out these new editions: the Penguin English Library. They’re being published throughout the year. I like the updated cover designs; more stylish than the old black-and-orange ones. But, is Penguin trying to suggest that their “library” is THE […]