Since the first publication in 1811, there have been possibly hundreds of versions of Sense and Sensibility on sale; however, I think that this is possibly the most exquisite yet. This leather binding, marble edged hardback is a perfect gift to mark Austen’s 200 year- old romance, and will make a perfect addition to your book collection. I’m sure that myself and Miss Smith will be purchasing a copy very soon.
So, if you are like us and have a crazy obsession for beautiful books, then get yourself onto the Jane Austen Centre website now! For only £15.00, this could be one of your darling children. www.janeaustengiftshop.co.uk
Happy Birthday Sense and Sensibility! x
Eating a bar of chocolate whilst watching Mr Darcy in a wet shirt can be an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon, but what happens if there is a power cut? What would you do if your copy of Persuasion is nowhere to be found? How does one cope in situations like this?
Austen’s Real Men is a product made by the editors here at Janeite Journal as a little treat for those moments when your favourite Austen classic is unavailable. Wet shirts, cravates, and even marriage proposals are mixed with a hint of chocolate to give you the ultimate Jane Austen fix. Never again shall you be without alone at a bus stop without a way of being with the endearing Captain Wentworth or the dashing Mr Knightly. Traces of scandal may also be discovered for those Janeites who perfer the likes of Wickham and Willoughby.
Warning: Austen’s Real Men cannot be purchased and has a high risk of side effects (swooning, hallucinations e.t.c).
To view more images of the choloclate bar, please visit the craft page…
CHAPTERHOUSE THEATRE COMPANY
Presents open-air garden theatre UK and Ireland 2011, at some of the most beautiful venues the UK and Ireland have to offer. Included in these, is an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility by Laura Turner!
Chapterhouse Theatre Company is touring five wonderful new productions across the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland, from June to Septemnber 2011. In a season of magical, mysterious and romantic characters, Chapterhouse is performing some of the best-loved stories of literature. They pride themselves on producing accessible, traditional but innovative shows that have entertained thousands of theatregoers throughout the UK and Ireland.
“played to perfection” Worthing Herald 2011
‘Don’t miss…the perfect evening’ The Daily Express
We ourselves, as cultured Janeites, visted Chapterhouse’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice earlier this year. We thought it to be a wonderful performance, and a truly brilliant night out. Get yourselves down to an upcoming performance, and you are guaranteed to enjoy yourselves on a fine summer evening. Jane commands you! Please remember your bonnets and parasols, sunburn is not attractive or at all fashionable for young ladies. If you wish to read Miss Smith’s review of Pride and Prejudice, please visit the play reviews page under Literary Frivolity.
For more information, please visit the Upcoming Performances page under Literary Frivolity at the top of the blog…
As a small easter celebration, i thought it would be nice to make something which would involve Miss Jane Austen into this lovely day. After a short while of thinking and planning, i decided that the best way to do this was to create Darcy and Elizabeth decorated eggs. This was easier said than done, as bonnets are a very hard decoration to fashion, especially on a minature scale. Captain Wentworth became a possible option; however, his naval hat would look rather silly. The idea of creating every Pride and Prejudice character was also considered, but even i must admit that it would be taking egg decorationg to an extreme level ( perhaps another time ). Well, enough of my nonsensical ramblings, have a lovely Easter from Miss Wareham and Miss Smith. x
Andrea Galer, Award winning designer who has created the costumes for ITV’s Perusasion (2007), BBC’s Miss Austen Regrets (2007) and the film Mansfield Park (1999) to name but a few, has given us the chance to puchase one of her wonderful designs. These beautiful dresses are enough to turn any young Darcy’s head at this years festival.
For more information, please visit the ‘Inspired by Jane’ page under ‘Barton Cottage Industries’…
We are pleased to announce that we have a new page on Janeite Journal! ‘Pemberley’s Poems’ is a collection of our favourite poems, dedicated to, or even written by the honourable Miss Jane Austen. We have also added a few of our own poems, in which we hope you will enjoy. These will mostly be the work of Miss Smith, as she is more experienced in the subject of writing and language; however, we shall all try our very best to take part in this joyous activity. Here is a small verse written by Miss Smith to start off our newly founded page…Our fathers would banish our books to the fire If they knew how these six filled our heads Female authority? New ideology? So we hide them all under our beds.
Thankyou verily Miss Smith To read more riveting rhymes, please visit ‘Pemberley’s Poems’ under ‘Literary Frivolity’…
As much as we make make fun of Henry Tilney’s muslin fettish and love of ridiculous hats, we can surely admit that the new Old Spice Parody has shown us a new light to Northanger Abbey’s hero. Eventhough Tilney should not compare himself in any way to Darcy and Captain Wentworth, who are indeed fine examples of manliness; we think it brilliant that he tries his best. Written by AustenBlog’s own Heather Laurence and performed by Joe Homes, this wonderfully crafted parody portrays Tilney’s endearing qualities to the Janeite world. He also has a puppy! which makes the video all the more amusing. Could this be one of many Austen men adverts? We certainly hope so…
After a very long time searching for the camera cable, I have finally uploaded the first editions to our Jane’s Places section. I apologise for my tardiness Miss Austen, it shall not happen again.
Jane’s Places is the section of our website where we upload photos of Austen related street names, shops, road signs e.t.c. There is quite a number of said places around our town, and it is our duty as Janeites to seek them out and capture them on film. Not only does it make small outings and country walks much more enjoyable, but it also aids us in worshipping Jane wherever we go. This activity; however, can be highly dangerous, as it may cause unexpected swoons in public areas. It is recommended that you travel with a fellow Janeite, and have a small supply of smelling salts stashed in your vintage handbag, just in case. Although it would be a wonderful occurrence, it is highly unlikely that Mr Darcy or Captain Wentworth will sweep you up into his arms and ride into the sunset. If this did happen, your Janeite friend would not be a true Janeite unless she ran off with your handsome Austen hero and left you lying on the pavement; your bonnet twisted and your shawl entangled around your legs.
My first of Jane’s places left me grinning like a fool and immediately contacting Miss Smith to share my news of THE DARCY SHOP. Yes, such a place does exist. As well as having a glorious name, the shop itself it filled with beautiful wedding dresses and sparkling shoes. What more could a girl ask for? Well, the real Mr Darcy would be nice, but this will suffice. A glow emitted from this beautiful place of sanctuary and manliness(that is no word of a lie, honest!:P). This is a perfect addition to Janeite Journal and a lovely start to the Jane’s Places page.
To see more Austen related places please visit the Jane’s Places page.
Edmund does not receive worthy credit by Austen readers. Mansfield Park: my first Austen novel, yes, it was not Pride and Prejudice like most Janeites. This is partly why i feel a duty towards the characters of this novel, as i have grown up with them since my early Jane worshipping years. This may shock Miss Smith and Miss Warburton since they know of my hatred toward spine-creasers (yes, they are a race of horrible and scary people), but my copy of Mansfield Park is my only book which has quite a lot of creases down its lovely creamy spine of janeness. Shocking indeed! Thus showing my love for this novel, and how no matter how much i read it, Edmund and Fanny will always be my third favourite couple (Darcy and Wentworth come first).
Romantic dilemmas, handsome young men, a Jane Austen conference, and two chickens named Freddy and Fitz; A Weekend With Mr Darcy is the perfect weekend read for any janeite. Victoria Connelly’s UK debut novel is lifted out of the usual chick- flick entertainment with her thorough knowledge of Jane Austen’s world.
Two unlucky in love protagonists, Katherine Roberts and Robyn Love are faced with an unforgettable journey of love, heartbreak and the life of the author we all know and love; Miss Jane Austen.
What develops over the course of an entertaining weekend set in Hampshire, is a true comedy of errors, complete with romantic entanglements, gender misunderstandings, missed opportunities, and of course, men on horseback.
To read more on this book review, visit the book review section in literary frivolity…