Joana Starnes lives in the south of England with her family. Over the years, she has swapped several hats – physician, lecturer, clinical data analyst – but feels most comfortable in a bonnet.
Colette is a 2018 British biographical drama film, directed by Wash Westmoreland, from a screenplay by Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer, based upon the life of the French novelist Colette. It stars Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Eleanor Tomlinson and Denise Gough.
Have you wondered about what happened to actress Jessica Brown Findlay (our dear Lady Sybil Crawley from Downton Abbey)? Maybe you’ve been following her career on the big screen. One of her latest endeavors is the movie above and it is on Netflix!
On the second day of June of 2018, I became a Literacy Ambassador for the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation. A great accomplishment and honor for me and I am very happy to have been chosen to be one of the first ones. But the most important thing is: you can be one too!
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that matchmaking Mamas are the same everywhere in the world.
Why is Jane Austen so phenomenally popular? Why do we read Pride and Prejudice again and again? Why do we delight in Emma’s mischievous schemes? Why do we care that Anne Elliot of Persuasion suffers?
Lisa Pliscou is a graduate of Harvard University and a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America. She writes for children and adults. Among her books are the novel Higher Education, praised by David Foster Wallace as “an authorial coup,” and Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer, a biography for teens and adults named by Foreword as a Book of the Year.
How to get inspired to make your very own Jane Austen Christmas tree and have lots of fun with it using your creativity and almost no money!