This post includes links to two video treasures for the holidays, J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Father Christmas and the Goblins,” a fantasy tale of the North Pole read by Adam F. McCune; and a tour of a Medieval-themed German Christmas market in the city of Esslingen, Germany with Fruity Knitting.
A peek at the background of Jane Austen’s stories, and an exploration into how she might have celebrated Christmas. Links, quotes, and further reading sources included.
Review of two favorite Jane Austen variations that I recently reread: Twelve Days of Christmas, by Jennifer Lang; and As Only Mr. Darcy Can, by Laura Hile. These two selections are available as ebooks from Amazon.com.
The Last House in Lambton, by Grace Gibson, is a variation on Pride and Prejudice. When Elizabeth volunteers to help out her great aunt by marriage, who is in need of companionship, in Lambton, Derbyshire, she has no idea that Pemberley is only five miles away.