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So you think you know Jane Austen

There are a lot of details in Jane Austen’s six books which you may think you know well enough. Trying out this quiz book by John Sutherland and Deirdre Le Faye may reveal differently. I don’t agree with all their … Continue reading

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Miss Austen Regrets

This new film is quite the improvement on Becoming Jane. In it we see, what I think is, a more realistic portrayal of Jane Austen’s life. In this case we experience, apart from a short and clever flashback at the … Continue reading

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Becoming Jane

This is a movie, of course, about Jane Austen, a woman who was long dead before the height of her fame if, indeed, that summit has been reached. It was written by Jane herself (through her correspondence and other writing) … Continue reading

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Persuasion again

I watched the 1971 Persuasion again last night. And yes it does suffer from 70’s film technique and less quality but I still think it’s pretty good. It certainly doesn’t rush and the characters are much better developed. I don’t … Continue reading

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Persuasion

I have watched 3 video adaptations of Jane Austen‘s Persuasion: the 1971 mini series, the 1995 movie and last year’s made for TV movie. The latter two are those most people would like: the 1971 effort which I reviewed earlier … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice

It’s about time that I golbed about a favourite book adaptation: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I know that I’ve written about it before but not in any detail and Bride and Prejudice or Bridget Jones’s Diary certainly don’t count … Continue reading

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