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.
The Last Place She Expects to See Mr. Darcy
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.
Persuasion — how The Birds helped me get over it
How reading Daphne du Maurier’s “The Birds” helped me make peace with Netflix’s 2022 version of Jane Austen’s Persuasion. Exploring the dichotomy between written stories and the movies made from them.