"A Truth Universally Acknowledged." Julia roams the internet looking for sites of interest to fans of Austen. Here are some of the gems she found:
Downton Abbey, Colin Firth's Success Fuels Austen Fever, Emma Thompson's Funny Acceptance of Golden Globe for Best Screenplay for S&S, and Regency Artist, Thomas Rowlandson.
Julia is also on the alert for news about our favorite Mr. Darcys, Matthew Madfadyen and Colin Firth. If you are a member of Facebook and a fan of Austen, you will want to check it out.
Vic at Jane Austen's World has a post on servant's quarters in Edwardian England as featured in Downton Abbey.
My thanks to Janet R at A Happy Assembly for finding The International Dialects of English Archive. There is an incredible range of accents in England alone, and for those of us who are not able to hear them in person, this is an excellent resource. They run from upper-crust public school accents to London cockney. I spent more than an hour listening to them before my laundry buzzer went off.
Historical Hussies has an explanation for England "Quarter Days." If you read Austen or Regency fiction, this will be a great resource for you.
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The Duchess of Devonshire's Gossip Guide has a recurring feature called "Yay or Nay" in which people get to judge whether a Georgian or Regency Era piece of fashion "works." This blogger finds the prettiest pictures for her readers to vote on, and her blog is loaded with fascinating details from these eras.
Colored video of London in 1927. I found this charming video of London in a time when horse-pulled carts shared the streets with handcart vendors and omni-buses--a lovely respite between the two world wars.
Those are just a few of things that caught my eye in the month of January. I'm sure you'll find some of them to be of interest.