- Website, which includes character bios, images, a blog, here at http://www.mycozyclassics.com/
- Facebook page, here at https://www.facebook.com/mycozyclassics
- Interview with the artists, here at http://gimmesomeoven.com/reads/cozy-classics-artist-interview-and-giveaway/
"Cozy Classics" are a series of board books of classic literature, including Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Emma. The photographs capture creative felted illustrations and characters. The series was created by twin brothers Holman and Jack Wang -- and each board book is only 12 words long!
For more info online:
Late last year, The Jane Game, a Jane Austen trivia game, was successfully funded via a Kickstarter campaign, and the game should be set to release sometime this summer.
You can learn more about the game online here at
For more information on this and other upcoming events, please visit our 2014 Events page,
which has been newly updated!
Ever, Jane has just launched on Kickstarter http://kck.st/1acrpQD.
Ever, Jane is an online role-playing game set in the virtual world of Regency England and the works of Jane Austen. Unlike many multi-player games, it's not about kill or be killed but invite or be invited. Gossip is our weapon of choice. Instead of raids, we will have grand balls. Instead of dungeons, we will have dinner parties.
We have a very basic prototype of the game available, which you can download and play from http://www.everjane.com/download. We plan to keep the game live during development so that our backers can not only go on playing and watch our development, but also have plenty of input into it.
Ever, Jane is the first game from 3Turn Productions LLC. CEO and founder Judy Tyrer has a long background in gaming working for Ubisoft, Sony Online Entertainment and Linden Lab working on Second Life.
For further information please contact Judy or Annabel on everjane@3Turnproductions.com
"Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery."
Here is a message from a fellow JASNA member of the Southeastern Virginia region:
Hello! My name is Alethea White-Previs, and I am a member of the Southeastern Virginia chapter of JASNA. I handcraft a set of six Jane Austen ornaments, 3" circular clear ornaments filled with strips cut from Jane's six published novels, one novel per ornament. Each comes with a different colored ribbon on top, based on my impression of that book's hero, as follows:
PRIDE & PREJUDICE - Black, for Mr. Darcy's impeccable style
MANSFIELD PARK - Brown, for Edmund's unassuming air
SENSE & SENSIBILITY - Red, for Colonel Brandon's Army service
PERSUASION - Blue, for Captain Wentworth's Naval service
EMMA - Hunter Green, for Mr. Knightley's fashionable but humble dress
NORTHANGER ABBEY - White, for Mr. Tilney's religious collar
You may view pictures of each ornament, complete with tag (in Jane Austen font) here:
Ninety-five precent of all money earned from the sale of ornaments goes back to JASNA. For pricing and ordering info, please contact Alethea at AWHITEPREVIS@YAHOO.COM .
Death Comes to Pemberley, the P&P sequel written by P.D. James, is set to air on PBS Masterpiece Classic in 2014. The exact date is still not known at this time -- but as always, we'll keep you updated!
And let the casting debates commence... ;)
The new film 'Austenland,' which premiered at Sundance this past January, has opened in select cities (no word yet on when it will reach the Pacific Northwest, but be on the lookout for showing here in the next few weeks). At the Sundance Film Festival, which honors independent films, 'Austenland' was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.
Based on the popular book by Shannon Hale, the film has garnered decidedly mixed reviews, some of which are linked below. If you have links to more reviews, please include them in the comments!
Jane Austen Books: 10 Essential Reads For Janeites, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/02/jane-austen-books-_n_3695495.html
This article in The Guardian reveals that the notorious "wet shirt" scene in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice has its very own 12-foot sculpture tribute. The statue is temporarily showcased in Hyde Park, London, and will tour the United Kingdom before settling in its final location in Lyme Park, Cheshire -- the very location where the scene was filmed!
Read more about the statue here at http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jul/08/mr-darcy-statue-pride-and-prejudice.