Thursday, November 17, 2011

Guest: Lady Rochester of Thornfield Hall

Lady Rochester of Thornfield Hall
Greetings! I am Lady Rochester, wife of Mr. Rochester of Thornfield Hall. We have journeyed to Town to acquire rare books for our growing library at Thornfield Hall. We have heard of the extensive collections held at Pemberley by the Darcys and do so hope to meet Mr. & Mrs. Darcy.

We look most forward to meeting each of you and hope for a chance to tour the libraries at Pemberley.

Upon arrival into the ballroom, Lady Rochester is approached by Mrs. Bennet.

And then...

After enduring an hour or two of Fordyce's Sermons, I am forced to dance the first dance with Mr. Collins (the dreaded cousin.)

Of the two, who would you rather chat with, Mrs Bennet or Mr Collins?

If neither, how do you extract yourself from them?

Bit o'sip sip gossip...

Did you know...

Christmas at Pemberley
A Pride and Prejudice Holiday Sequel
by Regina Jeffers
visit Christy Farmer
for the giveaway here -ends Nov 22

Darcy has invited the Bennets and the Bingleys to spend the Christmastide’s festive days at Pemberley. But as he and Elizabeth journey to their estate to join the gathered families, a blizzard blankets the English countryside. The Darcys find themselves stranded at a small inn while Pemberley is inundated with refugees seeking shelter from the storm.

Without her brother’s strong presence, Georgiana Darcy tries desperately to manage the chaos surrounding the arrival of six invited guests and eleven unscheduled visitors. But bitter feuds, old jealousies and intimate secrets quickly rise to the surface. Has Lady Catherine returned to Pemberley for forgiveness or revenge? Will the manipulative Caroline Bingley find a soul mate? Shall Kitty Bennet and Georgiana know happiness?

Written in Regency style and including Austen’s romantic entanglements and sardonic humor, Christmas at Pemberley places Jane Austen’s most beloved characters in an exciting yuletide story that speaks to the love, the family spirit and the generosity that remain as the heart of Christmas.



* guest post is based on Pemberley Ball RSVPs

* image source gown for Lady Rochester of Thornfield Hall aka Christy

* image source Mr Collins

~~- Pemberley Ball schedule -~~


  1. *harumph* The last time I was trapped in conversation with the odious Mr. Collins, I was forced to feign a rather violent attack of the *vapors* in order to extract myself from his ill-mannered clutches. The man is nothing more than a weasel in a waistcoat and his breath reeks of onion.

  2. Si! I remember Signora Bennet and the Padre Collins. It was no difficulty for me as they were both not very desirous of my company since I am a papist and a foreigner.

    It is no matter. I would prefer to confer with the delicioso Rochesters.

  3. Oh, goodness, I extracted myself from Mr. Collins' company by pleading faintness and going to the withdrawing room

  4. I do have a bit of sympathy for the hormonal behaviour of Mrs. Bennet, for I fear that a woman cannot extricate herself of a rush of estrogen. She is merely flighty and pathetic. Therefore, I could converse with her for the duration of one dance.

    Mr. Collins, however, is full of himself; quite the stuffed shirt. The subject of his idolatry being such an unamiable coot herself, I have not time for him. Should he prey upon my company for the least amount of it, I shall be forced to spill my drink. Upon him.

  5. Oh Mr Collins, I am so delighted to see you. Do you know that my aunt wants to know everything about Lady de Bourgh.

    I smile and bring him to my deaf aunt who happily smiles along

  6. Odious Mr. Collins - he makes my sweets curdle in my stomach

  7. Dear Mr. Collins, may I introduce you to my worst enemy over here?

    I believe passing Mr. Collins or Mrs. Bennet on to someone you heartily dislike would be the most effective way of ridding one's self of them. A pleasure to meet you, Mr. and Mrs. Rochester.


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