- 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:
The NY Times site has a new "Janeiac Quiz" in order "to separate the Lizzys from the Lydias, the true devotees from the casual admirers." The 22-question quiz is interactive, so you can see your progress as you go through the quiz. It covers the Jane Austen novels, as well as adaptations, spin-offs, pop culture references, and literary criticism.
Take the quiz here at http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/08/09/books/09austen-game.html
BBC Radio 4 has begun a radio program of Sense and Sensibility, dramatized by Helen Edmundson. The BBC Radio 4 website includes Episode 1 -- with a week open to listen before Episode 2 goes live next Sunday, August 11th -- as well as galleries of the cast and related clips. Just click here for all the details, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038btbr .
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.
Here's an interesting write-up of an online art exhibit that explores seeing art through Jane Austen's eyes. As Janine Barchas, one of the project leaders and an English professor at the University of Texas at Austin, stated, "It's the closest thing to time travel on the Web."
The direct link to the online art exhibit is here at http://www.whatjanesaw.org/.
Pride and Prejudice and Kitties, published earlier this spring and co-authored by our own Debbie Guyol, has been garnering good reviews -- of the book as well as the website! Check out all the news & reviews here at the Pride and Prejudice and Kitties web site at http://prideandprejudiceandkitties.com/news-and-reviews/ .
”If you’re a Jane Austen fan, or a fan of furries, you’re going to fall in love with this book…Janeites will love the photos that include little head-nods to other Pride and Prejudice and Jane Austen references – such as the Jane Austen for Dummies book in one photo and the Jane Austen figurine in another. Finding these throughout was a joy.”
JASNA is now on Facebook!
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Here's a link to the Huffington Post blog post and slideshow, "Pride and Prejudice and Kitties," written by the book's authors Debbie Guyol and Pamela Jane: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pamela-jane-/pride-and-prejudice-and-k_b_3102990.html
Also, a reminder that Debbie will be presenting on PPK at Broadway Books in NE Portland on May 7 at 7:00 pm, for any interested eastsiders or others.