Mallory Ortberg has a brilliant take on a similar question, written from a largely female point of view. So I wondered, how might a man tell if he's living in a Jane Austen novel? You once proposed to a woman and it did not go as well as … [Read more...] about Are you a male character in a Jane Austen novel?
The good news: books will never go out of fashion as holiday gifts. The bad news: the number of shopping days until December 25th insists on dropping by one every 24 hours. If you're planning some printed purchases, here a few Austenesque … [Read more...] about Austenesque books for Christmas
Imagine Mr Bennet, comfortable at Longbourn surrounded by his books. And the door firmly shut against interruptions. Now imagine him advising a young man on how best to court a lady. You can't? Neither can Mr Bennet. But then the son of an old … [Read more...] about Introducing “Cake and Courtship”
Books often have a time and a place in life. With the Gruffalo, it was winter evenings when our two sons were much younger. (Now they have evolved from the Gruffalo to merely gruff.) Play & Explore at https://t.co/CPQxR6f8D0 #Gruffalo … [Read more...] about My other favourite books: #3 The Gruffalo
A large fortune is no protection from Regency spam. Fortunately, Mr Darcy has the very best email security installed at Pemberley: … [Read more...] about Mr Darcy’s spam folder
"Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death". And a glimpse into Wentworth's inbox proves the point. The famous letter is one reason it's my favourite Austen novel. … [Read more...] about Captain Wentworth’s emails