December 16, 1775 (241st birthday)
to the wonderful Jane Austen!
Ladies and gentlemen!
a cake lit with candles is being wheeled into the room
Let us take this time to bestow praise and adoration to Miss Jane!
the crowd surrounds Jane with birthday wishes, hugs, and cheers
Here are some gifts sure to please:
Jane's Turquoise ring: (here) similar to the one she wore fyi: Jane's ring sold for more than £150,000 at an auction in London – more than five times its estimate. (details)
Jane's Topaz Cross: (here) similar to a piece she received from her brother
Regency Cameo Brooch (here)
Mr. Darcy Ornament (here)
AND now, Mr. Lefroy whisks Jane away for a dance which occupies her the rest of the evening...
Mr. Darcy would like to know...
What is your favorite cake?
* image source: Jane Austen and dance couple
* part of Pemberley... a party (schedule)