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message 1: by valee (new)

valee Feel free to post any news you hear about Jane Austen. As new movies or new books based in her actual books or anything else related to her.


message 2: by valee (last edited Aug 16, 2010 12:04AM) (new)

valee first news here,lol, check it out:

Marvel Comics is apparently releasing the 1st issue of what will be a 5 volume series

FIRST LOOK: Pride & Prejudice #1
Get a sneak peek inside the adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel in comic book form:
http://marvel.com/news/comicstories.7021

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Lori {Romancing the Dark Side} (romancingthedarkside) Interesting article:

In Defense of Jane Austen's Punctuation
http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/life/i...




message 4: by Marcy (new)

Marcy (marshein) oh, I think it's nauseating!


message 5: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Fowers (guitarbabe25) | 7 comments Hi everyone, I have a new romantic comedy out. It's called "Jane and Austen." And you can find it as ebook and paperback here: http://www.amazon.com/Jane-Austen-Ste...
It's a light, fun read, and the first in my line of clean romances called Hopeless Romantics.
Thank you for letting me share!
Jane and Austen by Stephanie Fowers


message 6: by Abigail (new)

Abigail Bok (regency_reader) | 62 comments Ooh, Stephanie, I like the idea of clean romances! Let's start a movement. My newly released novel, An Obstinate, Headstrong Girl (http://www.obstinateheadstronggirl.com), set in 1999 in rural California, avoids sex scenes also. They're totally unnecessary for sexual tension! As all fans of Jane Austen ought to know. Good luck with your book, and your series!


message 7: by Karlyne (new)

Karlyne Landrum | 59 comments Well, good luck to you both!


message 8: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Fowers (guitarbabe25) | 7 comments Thank you, Abigail and Karlyne :-)


Andrea AKA Catsos Person (catsosperson) | 235 comments Stephanie wrote: "Hi everyone, I have a new romantic comedy out. It's called "Jane and Austen." And you can find it as ebook and paperback here: http://www.amazon.com/Jane-Austen-Ste......"

Hi Stephanie, one of my GR friends belongs to a "clean" romance group here on GR. That may also be a good place to share info about your book. I am not sure if the "clean" romance group is dedicated to HR or CR or both.


message 10: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
They both sound great reads!!


message 11: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Fowers (guitarbabe25) | 7 comments Thanks, Andrea! I'll do that. Thanks for the head's up!


message 12: by kellyjane (new)

kellyjane (kellyjane1212) | 3 comments A trained portrait painter and former FBI forensic artist spent three years researching what Jane Austen may have looked like, and then created a new portrait which was made into a wax figure recently unveiled at the Jane Austen Centre in Bath.


http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-so...

http://www.janeausten.co.uk/wp-conten...


message 13: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
I heard about this! I love the result! Pretty yet intelligent!


message 14: by Caledonia (new)

Caledonia Habenschuss I just picked up a book at Barnes and Noble, it is a work of fiction, but based on the facts about JA's death. Has anyone else read it? Curious...
The Mysterious Death of Miss Jane Austen by Lindsay Ashford.

Abigail, I have your book in my cart and will buy most likely with Stephanie's book on my next paycheck ;)


message 15: by kellyjane (last edited Jul 19, 2014 04:29PM) (new)

kellyjane (kellyjane1212) | 3 comments Soph wrote: "I heard about this! I love the result! Pretty yet intelligent!"

Apparently the Jane Austen Centre in Bath had commissioned the whole enterprise, and Melissa Dring (the former FBI forensic artist) tried to re-create what she looked like while she lived in Bath (between the ages 26-31). I'm really pleased with the result too. In addition to being pretty and intelligent as you said, I think that I see a kind of sharp perceptiveness softened through an affectionate disposition in the portrayal of her eyes and face. Apparently Ms. Dring, using Cassandra's amateurish sketch of Jane at age 35 as a starting point, used physical descriptions of her by contemporaries as well as family portraits (including a photo of her brother Francis as an eighty-something year old man) to create the portrait of Jane as younger woman.


message 16: by Abigail (new)

Abigail Bok (regency_reader) | 62 comments Caledonia, you're the sweetest! It's cheapest on its own Web site (plus you get a signed copy), http://www.obstinateheadstronggirl.com. Hope you like it!


message 17: by Caledonia (new)

Caledonia Habenschuss Just ordered it! ;) I will get Jane and Austen soon, Stephanie! =)


message 18: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Fowers (guitarbabe25) | 7 comments Yay! Thanks Caledonia :-)


message 19: by Caledonia (new)

Caledonia Habenschuss Of course ;)


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