Sunday, October 30, 2011

Talk like Jane Austen Day

A Rather Lovely Soirée
Talk like Jane Austen Day
Event production by
Random Magic Tour
Sasha Soren (Random Magic)
Oct. 30, 2011

WELCOME, dear guests!

You've arrived at a rather lovely soirée in honor of Talk like Jane Austen Day.

Talk like Jane Austen Day is an annual event, but October 30, 2011 is a particularly special day, as it marks the 200th anniversary of the first printing of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Austen's first published novel.

In honor of the day, we've assembled a delightful collection of interesting features on all things Jane Austen and her times.

Jane Austen in her cottage garden at Chawton. Painting by Tom Clifford, 2002. -per JASA

Here's the official site for Talk like Jane Austen Day

AND NOW, here is a feature on Jane Austen, for your perusal...

Worldly and Otherworldly
Jane's Ghost
Being a sweet mystery related to that late worthy, the writer Jane Austen
vvb32 reads (@vvb32reads)

As a special gift connected to the celebration, please enjoy a complimentary download of a delightful work by Jane Austen:

Mansfield Park

About: Jane completed this book at Chawton Cottage, working on the manuscript from 1812 through 1814. Mansfield Park was published in 1814; the story follows Fanny Price, a young woman from a poor family whose life takes some twists and turns on the way to eventually finding her true home. (More)

Download this book

ADDITIONAL goodies available:

Jane's Fame:
How Jane Austen Conquered the World
by Claire Harman

WIN this book at Bookie Brunch, offer open through December 15, 2011.

About: When publisher Thomas Cadell declined an unsolicited manuscript offered to him by a Hampshire clergyman in 1797, he made one of the biggest mistakes in publishing history, for the manuscript was an early version of Pride and Prejudice, and the clergyman's daughter was destined to become one of the most recognizable names in literature... (More)

Mrs Darcy Versus the Alien
by Jonathan Pinnock

WIN this book at A Rather Lovely Soirée, offer open through November 4, 2011 (GMT). Book offer by vlogger Sable Caught, play to win thisvbook by watching a quick Jane Austen quiz and replying with your answers. (Watch video)

AND, just for fun - find out which of Jane Austen's characters is most like you:

Teapot cookies image courtesy Mischief Mari


side note: i turned out to be -- how about you?

You might also have a nice time at another Jane event coming up this November:

INVITATION to Pemberley Ball, Nov. 14-19, 2011
You're also invited to another charming Jane Austen event, the annual Pemberley Ball, held every November and hosted by vvb32 reads (@vvb32reads).

More information on Pemberley Ball
Pre-event reading from Pride and Prejudice: Listen
Last season: The Party Scouts | Gallery of Gowns | Dance Card
RSVP: Reply to RSVP for this year's ball


Please feel free to browse the collection of badges below, as each one of them will feature an interesting topic related to Jane Austen and her times, and you're sure to enjoy them all.

We hope you've enjoyed Worldly and Otherworldly - Jane's Ghost. Do you have a favorite quote? Feel free to share with us in the comments.

Thank you for visiting, it's been so nice to see you.

Happy Talk like Jane Austen Day!


* Event production for A Rather Lovely Soirée by Random Magic Tour.
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  1. Talk Like Jane Austen day! I love it! :-)
    I can't believe it's the *200*th anniversary of Sense and Sensibility. . .and it's still totally not outdated.

    Got to love Jane Austen!

  2. I took the quiz and also got Elinor Dashwood.
    I would definitely be appearing at the ball.

  3. thank you Miss for inviting me for this lovely afternoon tea. Oh I suck lol

  4. I got Marianne Dashwood. I love the pics of the cookies!

  5. I got Marianne Dashwood as well Aimee!!
    Pabkins @ Mission to Read


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