What do you know about Jane Austen? About her family, education, trips, romances? Would you like to spend some time in her world, living with her? Sure we all do! But, how? Well, here you have the answer. JANE: The novel that will take you to Jane Austen's world Get it with just a click … Continue reading Would you like to take a walk with Jane Austen?
What do we mean by saying that something is beautiful? Can you define beauty? It is easier for us to recognise beauty than to define it, right? Beauty captivates our attention and delights our senses. Beauty is often linked to harmony and perfection. But, is it possible to find perfection in our world? Is it … Continue reading The beauty of imperfection
Hi everyone! A new Emma was released a few weeks ago. For this reason, I'm going to write some entries about this novel and its heroine, and I'll be delighted to read your comments. You surely know that when Austen began writing Emma she said that she was going to take a heroine whom no … Continue reading Is Emma so Emma because of Fanny Price?
Hi everyone! The new adaptation of Emma has not been released in Spain yet; so I can't say if I liked it or not. What I can say is that I loved Anya Taylor-Joy's interview in Popcorn. Emma is my favourite Austen's novel and heroine. Why? I will answer this in another entry. For now, … Continue reading Anya Taylor-Joy on starring in Jane Austen’s classic tale ‘Emma’
Hi, everyone! Although I'm sure that some of you have already seen it, I'd like to recommend you the documentary "Jane Austen: Behind Closed Doors" by Lucy Worsley. In this amazing episode, Lucy Worsley visits Jane Austen's places and houses. For those of us who still haven't had the chance to visit them in person, … Continue reading Jane Austen: Behind Closed Doors
Godmersham Park “The worst thing about watching children grow up is that it makes you feel older. Although I do not like to use clichés, it seems only yesterday that I held my first niece in my arms and only a few months later the second. And look at them now, two attractive and elegant … Continue reading ELIZABETH KNIGHT: THE ELEGANCE OF A REAL LADY
When Jane reached number sixty-four Sloane Street, she felt more at peace than she had in the last year. Before entering the house that had become her home in London, she stood for a few seconds with her eyes closed, inhaling the scent of the flowers that surrounded the entrance. The smile that lit up … Continue reading WHAT A HENRY! JANE AUSTEN’S FAVOURITE BROTHER
“Jane, dear, you look so beautiful!” “Merci Beaucoup, Madame,” said the young woman with a graceful bow. “It is a pleasure to have you among us, Cousin Eliza,” Henry added immediately, taking the lady’s hand, to bring it to his lips. “The pleasure is all mine,” she answered with a friendly smile. … Continue reading MADAME LA COMTESSE: THE FRENCH COUSIN WHO BROUGHT REVOLUTION INTO THE AUSTEN’S HOME
“I would like to write a story like yours.” “Me too.” “Well, go ahead. Nobody’s stopping you.” “But I don’t know how to,” objected Anna. “You could teach us,” Fanny suggested. “It’s true,” her cousin said immediately. “That would be wonderful.” Walking along with her nieces, Jane smiled with amusement as both of the girls … Continue reading AUNT JANE
“Let me introduce you to my nephew, Tom Lefroy.” While Mr. Austen welcomed him on behalf of the whole family, Jane fixed her gaze on the young man. There was nothing brilliant about him, but nothing was out of place either. His ways did not seem affected, his voice was pleasant and the smile that … Continue reading TOM LEFROY