I rather like this, what do you think?
Greetings fellow Janeites!
For those of you that have read the book Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler and might have questions for the author, there will be a chat with Ms. Rigler on Tuesday, August 12th at 7 pm Pacific time and 10 pm EST. You'll also have a chance to win one of 5 free copies of Laurie's book. Here is the blog site for more information: http://janeaustensworld.wordpress.com/
For those of you that haven't read Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict here is a book review from Publishers Weekly:
A clever time-travel setup functions as the prime attraction for this breezy debut novel. Courtney Stone, a single Los Angeles woman recovering from the double whammy of a broken engagement and a failed friendship, wakes up after a night of self-medicating with her drug of choice, Jane Austen novels, to find herself in 1813 England. She's inhabiting the body of Jane Mansfield, a manor-born Englishwoman who, at 30, has yet to find a husband, confounding her humorless, Miss Bossy-corset stand-in mother. While still haunted by real-life memories, Courtney, as Jane, soon gets swept up in this Austenesque world of decadent meals and grand balls, gentlemen in form-fitting knee breeches and traveling with her friend Mary, whose brother, Charles Edgeworth, appears to have an interest in Jane that Courtney struggles to understand. As her identity starts to meld with Jane's, Courtney rethinks who she wants to be (and to be with) in any time period. While her 21st-century anachronisms can be comical, Courtney, for such an Austen addict, is unconvincingly naïve about Regency norms. Fans of the ever-expanding inspired-by-Austen-lit garden party will find a winner here; it doesn't hurt that Austen has a brief, comical cameo.
I've been looking online and can't seem to find the soundtrack to the new version of Persuasion - and the music is really beautiful. I believe Martin Phipps composed it.... does anyone know where I could find it?
Any help would be much appreciated! :)
This was a pretty good book. It was nice to see what Darcy may have been thinking. The story is pretty fast paced, I think, and is a great companion to Pride and Prejudice.
Take a look at the synopsis.
Do let me know if any of you decides to read it.
WOW! I loved Pride & Prejudice!! I had never seen this version. I have to say ladies.....I loved it! I am such a lover of the 2005 version that I didn't think I would like this one all that much, but I did. I thought Colin Firth was wonderful as Mr Darcy and I loved Jennifer Ehle as Lizzie. I wasn't that particularly fond of the actress who played Jane. I loved Rosamund in '05's. I have to say this is one for the collection! I hate that it took me this long to see it. I really enjoyed it!!!!
Tonight on the The Complete Jane Austen, PBS's Masterpiece Classic presents Pride and Prejudice for the next three Sundays. Check your local listing for times. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/austen/
The arrival of two handsome and eligible bachelors, Mr. Bingley (Crispin Bonham Carter) and Mr. Darcy (Colin Firth, Bridget Jones films), stirs romantic imaginings for the girls of the Bennet household. Jane Bennet (Susannah Harker, House of Cards) seemingly strikes an immediate connection, while Elizabeth Bennet (Jennifer Ehle, The Coast of Utopia) finds the path to love more tortuous. Just when it seems true and abiding matches might emerge, a family scandal threatens to ruin everything. With a screenplay by Andrew Davies, Pride and Prejudice is the definitive adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel.
This version of Pride and Prejudice was an BBC/A&E television movie, which was produced in 1995 and first aired in North America in January 1996.