A few tidbits…

Lady Helga at the Jane Austen Podnovel has announced that each week shall be dedicated to one of Austen’s “golden couples” with new videos posted everyday.  She starts with Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy…

And speaking of Mr. Darcy, the blog on Colin Firth has returned … see Colin Firth – An Appreciation Redux.

And Laurel Ann at Austenprose wants to know which of the film adaptations has captured best the Mr. Darcy of YOUR imagination (as Dear Jane leaves it up to each of her readers to decide!)  See her post and vote!

But enough of Mr. Darcy …. who do YOU see as the next Mr. Knightley?  Mags at Austenblog is rooting for Richard Armitage (and all the comments seem to concur!)…and I must indeed follow suit- I believe he was born for the role!




Which leads me to the PBS schedule for the upcoming Masterpiece Classics…a perfect winter adventure! and Dickens wins by a long shot!  [please note that this is the full schedule from PBS; check your local listings for times] 

  • January 4 and 11th: Tess of the D’Urbervilles [Thomas Hardy]
  • January 18 and 25th: Wuthering Heights [Emily Bronte]
  • Feb 1 and 8th: Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen] – repeat from last season
  • February 15 and 22nd: Oliver Twist [Charles Dickens]
  • March 15 and 22nd: David Copperfield [Charles Dickens]
  • March 29 to April 26: Little Dorrit [Charles Dickens] ~ with Matthew MacFadyen!
  • May 3: The Old Curiosity Shop [Charles Dickens]
  • May 10:  Persuasion [Jane Austen] – repeat from last season
  • May 17:  My Boy Jack [about Kipling]- repeat from last season



Makes one ALMOST look forward to winter!

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