Friday, June 25, 2010

Mansfield Park: Lounge

The lounge atmosphere is relaxed and Mary Crawford takes up the harp for some entertainment.

Lady Marjorie stands near the fireplace as Colonel Mustard begins to tell her a tale of one of his Far East adventures. She is enraptured by his words as he punctuates the story with exclamations and grand gestures.

Edmund and Fanny stand at the window for some stargazing. They speak to each other in hushed tones.

Meanwhile, Miss Marple sits in the corner with her knitting. Miss Kallie admires the scarf that is taking shape and asks a few questions about knits and purls.

Miss Marple finds that...
Colonel Mustard is your typical adventurer with a rich military background. Colonel Mustard (his first name in the British version is Michael) continues to practice archery and shooting by going hunting. He’s a dashing and handsome man with a proud demeanor. He loves to challenge people to a duel if they cross him and he isn’t afraid to speak his mind. A bachelor, Colonel Mustard has been smitten by Mrs. Peacock and Miss Scarlet. He is a tough man to accuse, so you had better be right. -Colonel Mustard bio

Out of the corner of your eye you spy: a wrench under the chaise

Things to know about Miss Marple:
--> Miss Jane Marple is an elderly lady who lives in the little English village St. Mary Mead. Superficially stereotypical, she is dressed neatly in tweed and is frequently seen knitting or pulling weeds in her garden.

--> Miss Marple sometimes comes across as confused or "fluffy", but when it comes to solving mysteries, she has a sharp logical mind, and an almost unmatched understanding of human nature with all its weaknesses, strengths, quirks and foibles.


Get your dose of Miss Marple on TV or online:
on the Masterpiece Mystery! - details here
(if you missed it, you can still watch it online)

May 23, 2010 - The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side
June 6, 2010 - A Pocket Full of Rye
June 13, 2010 - Murder is Easy
June 20, 2010 - The Secret of Chimneys
June 27, 2010 - The Blue Geranium

*** Marple Book Giveaway ***

Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories
by Agatha Christie

note: this is a used copy that is in good condition that i picked up from a used bookstore

Open to all.

Offer ends: July 31, 2010


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What would your character be doing while waiting in the lounge?

Contest has ended - winner is here



* image source Miss Marple

~ Mansfield Park schedule ~


  1. I love Miss Marple and have all the books with her so don't add me in the giveaway.

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  2. Colonel Mustard is handsome indeed, but I find his behaviour quite ambiguous. Better to investigate further...

    Waiting in the lounge I would stand aside investigating, of course. Miss Marple needs my help (or so I love to think).

  3. Colonel Mustard sounds like a typical British colonel and might be handy when zombies do happen to show up, so I think I'll listen to his stories to see if I can pick up any tips.

    (no need to enter me, I too have all the Marple stories)

  4. Lady Marjorie keeps looking at this handsome gentleman and wonders if he is available
    later in the evening for somemore

  5. Oh my dear girl !

    This is tea time and I would of course be having a cup of tea and nibbling on cucumber sandwiches whilst appearing to be listening to Mary Crawford playing.

    Of course I would be wondering about the Colonel and the when my eye spots the wrench, I would immediatly decide to bide my time until every had left, so that I could examine it more closely.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  6. I get lost in the sound of the harp playing, and while everyone slowly gathers, I drift off in a daydream of a SteamPunk Train conductor I knew not so long ago....


  7. I politely sit and sip my cup of tea while listening to Col. Mustard recount his many adventures....

    Please enter me in this giveaway!

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    Sarah E

  8. I would be listening to Col. Mustard's stories while nibbling on a scone and sipping tea.
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  9. I'd stand close to Col. Mustard paying more attention to his behavior than his stories, trying to catch anything unusual.

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  10. I'm sipping on a cup of tea while I listen to Colonel Mustard's tale .

  11. I would stir and sip my tea, munching on some buiscuits, peripherically listening to Colonel Mustard's tale, but all the while observing the other persons present in the room.

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  12. My character would be reading while sitting and waiting in the lobby.


  13. My character would be hypnotized by Miss Marple's flashing knitting needles =)


  14. my character, if she's anything like me, will be harassing miss marple to teach her how to's been a work-in-progress for me to learn! :)

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  15. My character would be observing the people and things around her.

  16. My character would be knitting whilst enjoying high tea in the lounge!


  17. Eating something delicious!



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