- 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:
For more information on this and other upcoming events, please visit our 2014 Events page,
which has been newly updated!
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.
There is a beautiful gallery of photos online at the Telegraph showcasing fans of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice who gathered at Chatsworth House. Chatsworth held a special dinner recently to celebrate the 200th anniversary of P&P.
Chatsworth, Derbyshire, served as the location of the Pemberley estate in the 2005 film adaptation, and is thought to have been the original inspiration for Pemberley, the residence of Mr. Darcy in P&P. You can see more about Chatsworth online here at http://www.chatsworth.org.
More exciting updates about the upcoming title, Pride and Prejudice and Kitties, co-authored by our own Debbie Guyol. First of all, April 8 is the official publication date. And there is a new and updated web site dedicated to the book, at http://prideandprejudiceandkitties.com/.
There are also two regional book readings to celebrate this new title:
There is much more info available on the site, including Austen Links, Kitty Links, How to Photograph a Cat, and a Photo Gallery!
There is a new Pride and Prejudice-inspired sequel available on Amazon Kindle, entitled Mrs. Bennet's Menopause, by Lucy Kate King.
King is a Jane Austen fan, and this whole project has been a labour of love. King and her husband, Jon Lydon, live a short distance from the little village of Godmersham in Kent, England, where Jane Austen wrote her first drafts of Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice.
Any visitors to Kent from your group with an historical interest should get in touch, as they may be able to offer them some English hospitality! Jon Lydon and his author wife, Lucy Kate King, wish our JASNA group best wishes and good luck!
The ebook link is available on Amazon here at