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Bridget Jones, Anne Elliot and the Allure of the Older Singleton

I recently finished reading Persuasion by Jane Austen, and even though I have read all but one of Jane Austen’s books (Mansfield Park you elude me yet) I have found some easier to read than others, with Persuasion definitely being the easiest by far. Perhaps it is because it is the shortest of her novels, or because she spends less time teaching us about the class values of the day and more on the actual interaction between the characters but I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. I wondered if it was at the point of my life that I am in that this book resonated with me so...

Jane Austen Corner: Northanger Abbey

My love affair with the words of Jane Austen continues as I have just completed my third JA novel, Northanger Abbey. The previous two that I read were the obvious Pride and Prejudice and Emma –  which I absolutely adored. I can see why Pride and Prejudice is popular though – it has a heroine in Elizabeth Bennett, a dashing but flawed leading man in Mr. Darcy and a sexy villain in Mr. Wickham (sigh, I’m still lusting after Mr. Wickham)....