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Henry Tilney – An Underrated Hero

So my Jane Austen journey is nearly over. As you may have guessed from the title, I have just completed Northanger Abbey which leaves only Mansfield Park left to read. As you may have also guessed from the title, I rather enjoyed this book's male protagonist. From what I can gather, Henry Tilney is not… Continue reading Henry Tilney – An Underrated Hero

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Update: Eleanor Oliphant Is…American?

I have just found out that the film/TV rights to Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine have been bought up by Reese Witherspoon's production company. Whilst I am a fan of Reese Witherspoon (I loved what she did with Big Little Lies and her Instagram is just lovely - plus, she's Elle Woods!) it doesn't prevent… Continue reading Update: Eleanor Oliphant Is…American?

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Rarely have I connected so quickly with or so desperately wanted happiness for someone as I did with Eleanor Oliphant. Despite her odd manner and the many funny (laugh out loud whilst reading on the bus funny) interactions she has with people around her, it was easy see through the odd quirks and behaviours to… Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

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2018 – A proper go at it

Each year I make a list of attainable resolutions. Waste less (money, food, materials), drink more water, read more, walk more, don't eat out at work, text people back promptly... I generally keep to these and manage to improve my habits year after year. However, I also set myself unrealistic goals like 'write a book'… Continue reading 2018 – A proper go at it

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Attempting Austen

I first tried reading Pride and Prejudice as a thoroughly unromantic teen, it did not go well. As an avid reader of mysteries (I've been Agatha Christie's biggest fan since age 12), I was much more drawn to darker stories and therefore decided that Jane Austen was definitely not for me. Oh how time changes… Continue reading Attempting Austen