Web Round-Up…week of Sept 1

A few more links of Austen interest:

  • Kate Greenaway, children’s illustrator, and her designs on glass in this article from a Masssachusetts online paper…
  • An article by the author  Clive Aslet on his new book titled The English House: the story of a nation at home.
  • Laurel Ann at Austenprose, lately finished her wonderful “Mansfield Park Madness” journey through MP, has switched gears and pens a post on Georgiana Darcy.
  • JASNA announces that Jane Austen’s Regency World Magazine is offering a 20% discount to JASNA members.  Click here for information.
  • The Alabama JASNA Chapter offers Austen Music Online (though not updated since 2006) 
  • The BBC Today has posted a quiz titled “Meet Your Match”: (note that you need to be up on British politics, but it was nice to see Austen mentioned….)
    • Are you a quiet, bookish type looking for romance? Ever wondered who your famous perfect partner could be? Look no further – publisher Penguin is launching a dating website for literary types to find fellow bookworms. Take the quiz to find your own famous match.
  • The Significant Pursuit of Renaissance Guy Blog has posted a query to Austen fans:  Who are Jane Austen’s Best Characters?…so head over there and give him an answer…it is a great list…!

And here is an off-topic note, but I cannot resist a mention of my other best favorite author Thomas Hardy (can you have TWO bests??).  The BBC has a new documentary on his life, The Heart of Thomas Hardy, (link to article in the Telegraph), this to coincide with the new production of “Tess”.  And here is a link to his gravesite at the Poets Graves Website.

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