Category Archives: Jane Austen

Book Review: Darcy Swipes Left by Courtney Carbone

Darcy Swipes Left By Courtney Carbone Random House Books for Young Readers, 2016 What the book’s about:  Courtney Carbone’s Darcy Swipes Left takes Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and sets it in a world where everyone (and I mean everyone) has a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pride and Prometheus

Pride and Prometheus By John Kessel New York: Saga Press, 2018 What the book’s about:  As even a quick glance at the cover will tell you, John Kessel’s Pride and Prometheus is a blend of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Jane … Continue reading

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Death by pie, public domain images of fish, and Jane Austen’s hand-copied sheet music

Or, what I’m reading while The Eight-Year-Old’s on spring break this week. Shakespeare’s 74 death scenes in a single play more gory than Game of Thrones (Telegraph) If you’re wondering about the logistical differences between killing off your characters by baking them into … Continue reading

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Breakfast with Jane Austen

In case you like me, feel the need to bake something that starts with about a pound of butter this weekend, here’s a recipe for Jane Austen’s pound cake from The Guardian. Equal parts (by weight) butter, sugar, flour, and … Continue reading

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