Sunday, July 18, 2010

This and That

I have just found the blog, Citivolus Sus, by JJ, which has a post on Jane Austen and Beer, among many other interesting posts, including a review of Georgette Heyer's These Old Shades. I hope you will have a look, especially since she has included Anne Elliot, A New Beginning in her Austen II Challenge. She obviously has excellent taste. LOL

Meredith at Austenesque Reviews has Part 1 of a Comprehensive Guide to Pride and Prejudice Sequels and a review of A Truth Universally Acknowledged edited by Sussanah Carson, which is "a collection of essays from literary scholars, contemporary authors, literature professors, critics, novelists, playwrights, and academics, to name a few."

For those who are interested in stories about World War II, Tony has an excellent post at London Calling. This is the story of a personal tragedy that happened in his family during the Battle of Britain.

It was on this day in 1817 that Jane Austen past away in Winchester with Cassandra by her side. She left behind her a remarkable body of work that millions of people around the world continue to enjoy. I could write about her death and funeral, but, instead, I will acknowledge her passing by reading a favorite passage from Pride and Prejudice, possibly Lizzy's refusal of Mr. Collins, OR you can read Laurel Ann's post at Austenprose OR Jane Austen Today.

The conclusion of Mr. Darcy Steps In will be posted sometime tomorrow.

Enjoy your Sunday. Mary


  1. Thank you once again, Mary.


  2. Thank you so much for the lovely mention, Mary!