Friday, June 13, 2008


Quote of the Week

To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.

Jane Austen
English novelist (1775 - 1817)

You gotta love Jane...

"A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of."

"A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can."

Yeah, Jane Austen is very quotable and it's funny how many of things she wrote years ago still stand today!
On our tv, each Sunday night, they've been showing a Jane Austen adaption. Emma, and Persuasion have been shown (which I've seen before, but not these versions). I was a bit disappointed by them, but last Sunday was Northanger Abbey which I really enjoyed and wasn't familiar with the story. And this coming Sunday will be Billy Piper, in Mansfield Park. I just can't picture Billy in the role; I'm use to the Aussie actress Francis O'Conner's version. But hopefully it'll be good. Do you have a favourite story of Austen's?
I love 'Pride and Prejudice', especially the BBC series version that was made in 1995. I also like the Emma film with Gwyneth Paltrow from 1996 and the Sense and Sensibility film from 1995 with Emma Thompson. The mid 1990's were obviously a good time for Jane Austen adaptations!
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