Tag Archives: Jane Austen

Owning Jane Austen

Another day, another Jane Austen news story. Two hundred years after the publication of Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen can still make headlines. This summer has seen the successful campaign to put Austen on a ten pound note followed by … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bride of Lammermoor: Hard to define, even harder to forget

Another thought-provoking post from one of my students, this time from my Star-crossed Lovers course in Southport: The Bride of Lammermoor by Sir Walter Scott is hard to define;  the opening chapter is a story in itself, with Peter Pattieson retelling … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey and Star-Crossed Plots

In the popular TV show Downton Abbey, it seems the course to true love never runs smooth, although that is not to say that the writer Julian Fellowes doesn’t  give the viewer what they want (weddings, children, resolutions) in the long run. … Continue reading

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