I adore Jane Austen, that much could be a well-known fact. I discovered her in high school but read her then as a form of chick-lit. As I re-read her later I saw her mastery as describing society and her sense of humour. I learned through her about myself in different stages in my life. Such is her skill at making everybody see part of them in the book, but also to be able to observe what is really going on at times. Over the years her books have been companions, self-help books, humour and history books all rolled into one. I love the films too, some more than others and I have my favourites among them.
One of my favourite holiday memories was being in Bath and walking a Jane Austen walk. I was a student at the time and I was there with two friends. At the time the walk was run by volunteers and free. Seems it is no longer free but still and gives a mix of information on Bath and Jane Austen which is splendid. A top tip if you are ever in Bath.
One of the news sites I frequent is the Guardian. They put a picee together as Pride and Prejudice is almost 200 years old. Now the piece gives you 10 pictures with running commentary on their best characters. But what is really cool to read are the comments. It was pure enjoyment. I liked it so much that I wanted to share it
The next thing I wanted to do was run downstairs and grab my books and DVDs. I am the proud owner of all Austen’s by the BBC series. Which contains in my opinion the best P&P series with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. That is the one I watch when I am ill. Sooths me completely