“Effusions of fancy by a very young girl in a style entirely new.” ~Jane Austen’s father, remarking upon her short stories.
The following blog posts are my own effusions of fancy and are full of whimsey as I let my bonnet fly high.
I am going shopping for all the women in Persuasion. After all, these women are in my thoughts constantly for ...Read More
Fast forward five years after Northanger Abbey ends. General Tilney is now dead and Captain Tilney has inherited the Abbey ...Read More
What did it smell like at the Netherfield Ball? Would our modern noses be horrified if we took one step ...Read More
For me, it was a 10 year old friend from school. After the first invitation to watch Northanger Abbey at ...Read More
You might say Pride and Prejudice influenced my upbringing, as I saw the 1995 film (starring Colin Firth as Mr ...Read More
Come springtime in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, you'll find the Dashwoods staying at Cleveland, the Palmers's home. I made ...Read More
When two worlds collide, great things can occur. (Or, the worlds explode and everyone dies.) Thankfully, this time it is ...Read More
The date is November 26th, 1812. You happen to visit the Lucases, your cousins, the day of the Netherfield Ball ...Read More
Oh Mary. How often have we ignored you for Elizabeth, cringed at your dresses, or even laughed? Lets face it ...Read More
You need the perfect Christmas gift for the Jane Austen lover in your life, but where to start? One of ...Read More