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Jane Austen at Home
Jane Austen at Home | Lucy Worsley
'This is my kind of history: carefully researched but so vivid that you are convinced Lucy Worsley was actually there at the party - or the parsonage.' Antonia Fraser On the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, historian Lucy Worsley leads us into the world in which our best-loved novelist lived. This new telling of the story of Jane's life shows us how and why she lived as she did, examining the rooms, spaces and possessions which mattered to her, and the way in which home is used in her novels to mean both a place of pleasure and a prison. It wasn't all country houses and ballrooms, in fact her life was often a painful struggle. Jane famously lived a 'life without incident', but with new research and insights Lucy Worsley reveals a passionate woman who fought for her freedom. A woman who far from being a lonely spinster in fact had at least five marriage prospects, but who in the end refused to settle for anything less than Mr Darcy.
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Librarybelle
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The lovely Worsley shines a #RayOfLight on Jane Austen in this recent-ish Austen biography. I love Worsley‘s writing style, a very conversational narrative with humor mixed in. #Movember

Cinfhen Love the cover 💕 2w
kspenmoll Sounds good. Agree with @Cinfhen , the cover is lovely. 2w
Moonprismpower I feel like Jane Austen is really in right now especially with the new Emma coming out which I must see. But I‘ve also wanted to start a reading binge of her works, if I can find the time! 2w
LeahBergen This was really well done. 👍🏻 2w
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Librarybelle
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 3

@kspenmoll , have you been tagged yet? Would you like to play? Post 7 book covers that your love over 7 days, with no explanation.

Kalalalatja 😍😍😍 3mo
LeahBergen I almost picked this one, too! (edited) 3mo
kspenmoll Thanks. I would love to join in & catch up😃 (edited) 3mo
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LeahBergen
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Have I said how much I‘m loving this holiday?? ❤️❤️

PurpleyPumpkin Sounds like you‘re having a wonderful time. Good for you! 👍🏽💜 4mo
CouronneDhiver Nice! 4mo
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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Gissy Wow! 😍 4mo
Lcsmcat How wonderful! 4mo
Aimeesue ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
merelybookish No wonder! 4mo
Freespirit Wow amazing...love to go there! 4mo
saresmoore I don‘t even have words. 4mo
batsy Aaaah! ❤️ 4mo
BarbaraBB You‘re living the dream‘ 4mo
rubyslippersreads Heaven! 😍 4mo
mklong What a wonderful trip! I‘m glad you are having so much fun 😊 4mo
emilyhaldi ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
Centique Oh MY! 😍😍😍 4mo
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parttimedomestic
Jane Austen at Home | Lucy Worsley
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Hour 12 already! For the #audiobooks challenge I thought I'd share my three favorite audiobooks I've read this year: The Royal We, Beauty Queens, and Born a Crime. the picture on the lower right shows the audiobooks I've got lined up for this weekend, even though I still have 7 hours of the tagged book left! I get almost all of my audiobooks from the library by using the #Libby app. #24in48

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parttimedomestic
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Good morning #24in48 ! I'm slowly waking up, making coffee and cinnamon rolls while listening to the tagged book! It's looking like it may rain, and my husband is working out of the house today, so conditions are perfect for reading!

Readerann I‘m trying to send my husband off to play golf! 😁 5mo
parttimedomestic @Readerann 😂 good plan! 5mo
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Librarybelle
Jane Austen at Home | Lucy Worsley
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Of course, I thought of Jane Austen for #SweetJane ! Anyone who knows me well knows how much I admire her. In her short life, she crafted amazon works, and I continue to be fascinated by the little we know of her, as well as the nonfiction works that have come out lately.

I‘m also an admirer of Lucy Worsley. I loved this book! Worsley writes as if talking with her BFF, sharing secrets over a cup of tea. It‘s perfection! #LilithJuly

KarenUK Love your description of Lucy‘s writing.... Stacked! 💕 5mo
emz711 Ooo tbr 5mo
Cinfhen I KNEW this post would appeal to @KarenUK 5mo
StayCurious I‘m a little obsessed with Lucy Worsley. 5mo
TheEllieMo Lucy Worsley ❤️ she‘s always so wonderfully enthusiastic about everything! 5mo
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scripturient
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Ooooh, this looks good. 😍

julesG Did you buy it in Chester or order it afterwards? I forgot. 7mo
Theaelizabet This is a very interesting read. Hope you enjoy it. 7mo
scripturient @julesG The pic is from Chester but I didn‘t buy it back then. :) 7mo
julesG Ah, I remember, you were hoping to get it for your birthday. 😉 7mo
Birdsong28 Very Very good 😘📚📖 7mo
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shelbyy
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My book haul from Chapters yesterday! ❤️

Melli I just placed a hold at my library for how to be a Victorian.. Since I love the Mrs Jeffries series and I like to learn new things about whatever time period Is taking place in my books I figured why not #blameitonlitsy 9mo
shelbyy @Melli I have a great interest in the Victorian period, so I am very excited to read that book! 😁 9mo
Melli I found a great playlist on Spotify for when I‘m reading the mrs Jeffries series actually played it tonight yo get my son to sleep he said mom this is new music.. I like it.. very eerie and ambient 9mo
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shelbyy @Melli what playlist is that? 9mo
shelbyy @Melli that‘s really cool! Thank you, I‘ll have to give it a listen 😁 9mo
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LauraBeth
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Today‘s Plans:
— Read
— Watch Love Actually (I have never seen it 🤦‍♀️)
— Nap
— Think about going out to dinner and debate if changing out of pjs and brushing hair will be worth it
— Realize it won‘t be, order in
— Buy a snazzy planner that I‘ll only use for the first couple of weeks of January
— Use my mind powers to try and will @Liberty to begin tweeting about her favorite books of 2018
— Secretly make nachos so I don‘t have to share

CoffeeNBooks 😂 11mo
Melissa_J Ha ha!! My thought process is quite similar to yours (ordering in is always the better option because who wants to change out of their pjs?) 11mo
LiteraryinLititz Oh my gosh, I hope you love Love Actually! For me and my friends, it‘s one of the defining holiday movies. 😋 11mo
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JackOBotts I love this! Enjoy Love Actually! It‘s a favorite of mine. 11mo
JessNevertheless We have very similar days planned 😂 11mo
DivineDiana A perfect day! 👏🏻❤️📚 11mo
saresmoore I make secret food all the time! Sounds like a wonderful plan. I‘d love to see a photo of that snazzy planner so I can drool over it. 🤤 11mo
AlaMich How does one make nachos secretly? I mean, won‘t there be delicious aromas wafting around? ETA: not to mention all the crunching!! (edited) 11mo
MicheleinPhilly How have you never seen Love Actually??? 11mo
Stacy_31 This is perfect!! I've never seen Love Actually, I make secret food all the time, and one of my very favorite things to do is buy snazzy planners and only use them for a month. 😁😂😎😎 11mo
CareBear To help you on your search for a snazzy planner: Bibliophile 2019 12-Month Planner https://www.amazon.com/dp/1452167222/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_AUmkCbBDP0PFR 11mo
Naj Secretly making food sounds like a great idea. I'm doing this now! And you have a perfect day ahead of you 😍 11mo
JenReadsAlot Love this post!! Hope you enjoy Love Actually- I watch it every year. 11mo
Lindy @Stacy_31 I‘ve never seen Love Actually either. @LauraBeth I will join you in longing to see @Liberty list her top picks of 2018. 11mo
Kalalalatja This list is way too relatable 😂 11mo
Amiable I saw "Love Actually" for the first time this year. I thought it was just OK. I wouldn't feel the need to see it again. 11mo
megnews Snazzy planner that‘ll only be used the first few weeks of January. Spot on! 11mo
Redwritinghood You are living the life! 11mo
Sharpeipup Love it all! 11mo
Lmstraubie Sounds like a perfect day 😁 11mo
jillannjohn Perfect day! #goals 11mo
kplovesbooks Love Actually = 😍😍😍😍😍 And the rest of your day sounds awesome too! 11mo
Liatrek I watch Love Actually year round! 11mo
MaureenMc 👏👏 11mo
Amandajoy Sounds like you have a good Sunday in store! 11mo
Reviewsbylola I want your day! 11mo
CarolynM @Amiable I saw Love Actually when it was first released and felt much the same as you. 11mo
Reggie Oh, Love Actually, I‘m a little bit jealous you got to watch it for the first time. Hope you liked it. 11mo
LauraBeth @CoffeeNBooks I pulled it off with much success 😂 11mo
LauraBeth @Melissa_J 😂😂 Exactly! 11mo
LauraBeth @LiteraryinLititz I LOVED it!! 💕 11mo
LauraBeth @JackOBotts I loved it and am now sad I‘ve missed out on it all of this time! 11mo
LauraBeth @JessNevertheless I hope your day was wonderful! 11mo
LauraBeth @DivineDiana it was pretty perfect! 11mo
LauraBeth @saresmoore when Emma was a toddler, the best discovery I made was that the foil-like wrapper on a three musketeers bar makes practically zero noise when opening...secret food at its best 😂🍫 11mo
LauraBeth @AlaMich we have a PlayStation and new games - I haven‘t seen the husband and kid since Christmas😂 They‘re not aware of much right now 11mo
LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly I don‘t know!!! 🙀 I went into that movie yesterday completely blind - didn‘t know anything about it except that it had an ensemble cast. I LOVED it!! ❤️ 11mo
LauraBeth @Stacy_31 if you‘d lived near me, we‘d hang out for sure 😀 11mo
LauraBeth Thanks @CareBear - I bought it! 11mo
LauraBeth @Naj I hope your day was lovely! 😀 11mo
LauraBeth @JenReadsAlot I LOVED IT!! 11mo
LauraBeth @Lindy I love her year-end list! And I LOVED Love Actually - I enjoyed that it also showed love that isn‘t romantic - but love between friends and family - and that sometimes those loves can be the most heartbreaking. It‘s a sweet movie but it was pretty brilliant at showing that love isn‘t always symmetrical. 11mo
LauraBeth @Kalalalatja 😂😂 11mo
LauraBeth @Amiable and @CarolynM Oh I loved it! 😍 I went into it with zero expectations so was surprised by it! 11mo
LauraBeth @megnews I always have big goals for planners 😂 11mo
LauraBeth @Redwritinghood I try! 😂😂 11mo
LauraBeth @Sharpeipup It was a pretty great day! 😀 11mo
LauraBeth @Lmstraubie It went all according to plan! 😀 11mo
LauraBeth @jillannjohn it was pretty perfect! 😀 11mo
LauraBeth @kplovesbooks I‘m sad I‘ve been missing out on Love Actually all of these years! 😍 11mo
LauraBeth @Liatrek I definitely will be watching it yearly! 😍 11mo
LauraBeth @Amandajoy It was an excellent Sunday! 😀 11mo
LauraBeth @Reggie I LOVED IT! I wasn‘t aware that I was practically the only person on the planet who hadn‘t seen it! It gave me all the feels! 😍😍 11mo
Izai.Amorim Happy new year, Laura Beth! 🍾🍾 11mo
Suet624 I‘m so glad you watched that movie. I watch it every New Years Eve. Best wishes to you for a great 2019. Thank you for making Litsy such a wonderful place to be. 11mo
LauraBeth Happy New Year @Izai.Amorim! 🎉🎉🎉 11mo
LauraBeth @Suet624 😘😘 Here‘s to a wonderful 2019! 🥂 11mo
kplovesbooks @LauraBeth I'm so glad you liked it! It really is such a beautiful movie. (And the guy with the signs!!!! 😍😍😍) 11mo
Joyfulmimi Love this post 11mo
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Birdsong28
Jane Austen at Home | Lucy Worsley
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jane-Austen-at-Home-Biography-ebook/dp/B01N4MACT6/ref=t...

Also if you get this the Audiobook is £2.99 and the Author has a part on the book!! Might have to be naughty and get this offer 😂📚📖

CouronneDhiver I recognize that lady from TV. Have you read anything she‘s written before? 1y
Birdsong28 @CouronneDhiver Yes I have the hardback version of this book and it was really good and also I have read the tagged book and it was really good. 1y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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I read everything on my original #tbr and added a couple extra. Undressing Mr. Darcy & Flirting w/ P & P from my #mounttbr and are now in the donate stack. Listened to N. Abbey & Emma. Jane Austen at home was a delightful listen, but had to have it in print. 3 Audio + 4 Print = 7 Total 📚
#stats #austeninaugust

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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"‘Great‘ writers were so obviously supposed to be male, and not anyone‘s aunt." Lucy Worsley on why Jane Austen's nephews and nieces failed to appreciate her writing. ? #lastword #rebelauntie#austeninaugust

CoverToCoverGirl Lovely photo! ❤️ 1y
CouronneDhiver Pretty! ☕️ 1y
Liatrek So pretty❤️ 1y
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Swe_Eva Ooh, love the cup! 1y
CaramelLunacy That looks like a lovely way to spend a day 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @CaramelLunacy Lovely break in a busy day. @Swe_Eva @Liatrek @CouronneDhiver @CoverToCoverGirl Thank you! Finally found perfect tablecloth at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. Tea Cup is a junkstore find. 1y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Charlotte Brontë wrote of Jane Austen "I should hardly like to live with her ladies and gentlemen in their elegant but confined houses.‘ She concludes her demolition job with ‘these observations will probably irritate‘. Yes, Charlotte Brontë, they do irritate, as you could hardly have written Jane Eyre unless Jane Austen had previously constructed something worthy of demolition." ? #forshamecharlotte #mostdisagreeable #austeninaugust

Ubookquitous True enough! But I do love the Brontë sisters more. By the way love you username- laphroaig was my first single-malt and taught me to love that peaty, smoky flavor 1y
emilyhaldi Brutal!!! 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Ubookquitous It's my Parasol Protectorate name. Author Gail Carriger once did a thing about finding your PP name her blog. It's your most frivolous bit of clothing and your favorite food. My favorite food changes with the season but my love of Laphroaig is forever! 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Ubookquitous I originally tried Laphroaig because Sam Heughan of Outlander said it was one of his favorites. It was love at first sip. 1y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Not quite sure how I'm going to display these large postcards. Beautiful illustrations of Jane Austen's life and each of her books. I just love them. 💙💚💛🧡💜
#memorabilia #austeninaugust

Melissa_J I have a couple of those. One is Persuasion and the other is Jane Austen in Bath. I think I bought them in Bath 🤔 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Melissa_J I think I bought them at the Jane Austen House Museum. I have a stack of things I brought home. It's been almost a year and I still have displayed it. 1y
Swe_Eva Lovely! 💜 1y
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Ingerella I love those! 1y
Sarah83 So beautiful 😍 1y
AnneCecilie 😍😍😍 1y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Jane Austen has been a part of my life since I was a lonely sixteen year old girl at the mercy of dysfunctional parents. I've stood at her grave in Winchester Cathedral and thanked her for helping me through that time in my life. Elizabeth Bennett inspired me to rebel and be an Obstinate Headstrong Girl. l know Jane Austen's story; but listening to it, especially the ending, gave me all the feels. It made me love her even more. #austeninaugust

Cinfhen 💕💕💕 1y
emilyhaldi ❤️ 1y
julesG 💚 1y
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Sophoclessweetheart 🖤🖤🖤🙏 1y
mabell What a great testament to books and the power of reading to comfort us! ❤️ 1y
Sarah83 💖💖💖💖 1y
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Melissa_J
Jane Austen at Home | Lucy Worsley
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This one seems entirely appropriate, no? #AtHomewithJane

As for #namesakes my 12YO daughter‘s middle name is Elizabeth, in honour of one of my grandmothers and one of my all time favourite characters in literature, Elizabeth Bennet 😊

Oh, and since I‘m now home from the cottage and have been reunited with my books it will be much easier for me to do this photo challenge.

#AusteninAugust

ReadingMeagan What a pretty cover! And it sounds really interesting as well 😊 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig I'm absolutely loving the audio book! 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig Beautiful shelves in the background. 😍 1y
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sprainedbrain Nailed it! 1y
Melissa_J @Crinoline_Laphroaig thank you ☺️ 1y
Melissa_J @ReadingMeagan I hope so! I haven‘t actually read it yet. 1y
Linsy For sure! 1y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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" The family lived in the library, breakfasting in it in hot weather, having a fire lit there in spells of summer cold." #wishfuldreaming
#athomewithjane #austeninaugust

CaramelLunacy I enjoyed reading as far as I got - it had to go back to the library though... 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @CaramelLunacy Don't you just hate that! 🙄 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @CaramelLunacy Btw wonderful description line on your bio. 🍾🍾🍾 1y
CaramelLunacy @Crinoline_Laphroaig thanks! I think it is an Oscar Wilde quote... I ought to check my sources 1y
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rubyslippersreads
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I seem to be giving Lucy Worsley lots of publicity today. 😊 This lovely book I received from @slightlyfoxed in the recent #janeaustenswap is on my #TBR list for August. #austeninaugust

Libby1 ❤️Lucy W❤️ 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig Oooh so pretty! 1y
batsy Pretty photo! I love the way she presents, I should read one of her books :) 1y
LeahBergen It‘s a good one. 👍🏻 1y
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Birdsong28
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Slajaunie No such thing! 1y
CaitlinR I agree. You can never have too many. 1y
FaeNoir If they're all books that excite you- then no such thing! 1y
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Birdsong28
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The tagged book has completed my Goodreads Challenge for 2018. 🎉🎊📚📖

4thhouseontheleft Woohoo!! 🎉🎉🎉 1y
LittleMummyMe I'm a bit behind in my challenge. 1y
Birdsong28 @LittleMummyMe It's ok no rush. I just set mine low so with work and family and other things I know I will do it. You have plenty of time. 1y
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Birdsong28 Thanks @4thhouseontheleft 😀📚📖 1y
TheReadingMermaid Woot woot 🤘🏻💕📖 1y
hes7 Yay! 🎉 1y
laurenbescoby Congrats!! 😄 x 1y
LittleMummyMe @Birdsong28 👍🏼📚 1y
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Birdsong28
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Very good. Enjoyed seeing the life the author led beyond her books. Recommend to fans of Austen as it will make you want to read the books again.

Been really good to read whilst doing the #janeaustenreadalong

#HodderandStoughton

sammisho I need to read this! 1y
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balletbookworm
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A lovely, meticulously-constructed biography of Jane Austen that uses the location and atmosphere of Austen‘s homes - from Steventon, to Bath, Lyme, Godmersham, Southampton, Chawton, London, and finally Winchester - as a jumping off point to examine how these physical places tell us about Austen‘s life. Worsley also examines how the single women of the Austen family and their friends/ relations stuck together to create a found family of their own.

LeahBergen I so enjoyed this one. 1y
Weaponxgirl I love Lucy worsley so much. Have you seen the bbc show that accompanied the book? It was great 1y
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It‘s “Tiny House Hunters: Georgian Style” when Jane Austen has her way. #amreading

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rubyslippersreads
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@slightlyfoxed sent me so many lovely things, it was a challenge to squeeze them into one picture! 😍 JA books I've been wanting, plus some P&P-themed fantasies which look intriguing. Lovely bookmarks, a gorgeous pin (pink happens to be my favorite color), a coloring book, and several cards that are pretty enough to be framed. The P&P notebook is adorable; that's my favorite cover. ⬇️

rubyslippersreads I'll have to have a tea party with the tea and "biscuits;" we'll play the Marrying Mr. Darcy game and I'll wear my new JA socks. However, I'm keeping the chocolate for myself. ?

Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness, Brooke! ❤️
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rubyslippersreads And thanks so much to @mabell and @sprainedbrain for organizing this fun swap! 😊 2y
mabell Oh my goodness! So many lovely things!! 😍😍 I love that pin! And a card game!! So fun! ❤️ 2y
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slightlyfoxed Yay! I had a lot of fun with this swap; I hope you enjoy everything at least as much as I enjoyed putting it together. 2y
Kalalalatja Wow you have been spoiled! It looks lovely 😍 2y
Sarah83 Looks gorgeous 😍 2y
LeahBergen Wow! 😍 2y
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Lea
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This was really good. The market is flooded with Jane Austen biographies and they aren‘t all good. The audio is great - there‘s some different voices used, which is really fun and the narrator is the perfect fit. Highly recommend for any Janeites. #readwomen #janeite #libraryreads

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@ralexist It‘s here!!! Now Friday seems so far away...
#JaneAustenSwap

ralexist Yay! This makes me happy.😀 2y
sprainedbrain Hooray!! 2y
mabell Yay!! 👏👏👏 2y
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AnneCecilie
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These are the four books I brought home yesterday. I think I did really good.

Crazeedi *Secret lives of color* looks intriguing!😏 2y
AnneCecilie @Crazeedi I've been looking at it for months, ever since I saw it on Jen Campbell's YouTube channel. Very curious to find out IPA out the different colors 2y
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LeahBergen
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It‘s so nice to have a little reading buddy again (meet my dog-niece, Clover 😆).

rubyslippersreads She's adorable! 😍🐶😍 2y
Cinfhen Awww, she‘s sweet 2y
Cinfhen And that view never disappoints 2y
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LibrarianRyan He's so fluffy!! 2y
Kalalalatja Awww! 2y
Sarah83 Hope you are doing fine. 🤗 2y
BarbaraBB ... and that view 😍 2y
DebinHawaii Love Clover 🐶❤️and the gorgeous view! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm 🐶cute, and that view..💙 2y
robinb Awww, so cute! 😍 2y
batsy What a sweet doggo 🐶 2y
BiblioLitten I love everything about that pic❤😍 2y
Blaire Great pic!! What a cutie. 2y
saresmoore Cutie! ? Oh! My goodness, I‘ve just remembered you were in my dream last night! You had two dogs: one huge and one tiny, both perfectly well-behaved (and probably well-read). You showed me a glimpse of your secret rare books lair that had the façade of a potting shed. ? 2y
saresmoore On a less weird note, I‘ll be interested to hear what you think of this book. I read an NYRB review and it sounded to be pretty well-rounded of the handful of Austen biographies that were compared. 2y
emilyhaldi That view again!! 🙌🏻 I am also very excited to see what you think of this book! 2y
rubyslippersreads @saresmoore I really want to see @leahbergen 's secret rare books lair! 😂 2y
LeahBergen @saresmoore OMG. 😂😂😂 That tickled me. I actually HAVE a really crappy potting shed in my backyard. I may need to make a “Secret Rare Book Lair” sign for it. 😂😂 @rubyslippersreads 2y
LeahBergen @saresmoore @emilyhaldi I‘m about halfway through it now and SO enjoying it. It is definitely well-rounded as far as her biographies go and chock-full of so many interesting tidbits about her family. 2y
Cathythoughts 🙋🏻‍♀️Clover. Dogs are great reading companions 2y
mabell Clover! What a cutie! 😍🐶 2y
LauraBeth I don‘t know what I love best about this pic: that adorable dog, that amazing view or that great-sounding book! 2y
Melissa_J She‘s so cute. And that view! 2y
LauraBrook Aww, what a cutie! And what an envious place you find yourself! 2y
Reviewsbylola Cute dog and stunning view! 👍🏻 2y
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Birdsong28
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Sassy is currently enjoying Jane Austen at home by Lucy Worsley.

#Catsoflitsy

tammysue 😻 2y
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jenniferw88
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Have just come back from an excellent & hilarious talk by Lucy about the tagged book. Unfortunately I didn't manage to get her to sign my copy* as the queue was too long.

* I may or may not have bought a copy for my #JaneAustenSwap match too!

@sprainedbrain @mabell

sprainedbrain Ooooooh! Nice! ❤️ 2y
GarthRanzz We would have love to have heard that talk! Her BBC show based on it was great! 2y
mabell Very cool! 2y
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jenniferw88
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To my #JaneAustenSwap match - yes I am interested in nonfiction/retellings. This is what I have got so far, & it's also likely I'm going to get the tagged book soon as I'm going to hear Lucy speak in a week's time. My Goodreads 'to get' shelf may have a few Jane Austen books on it: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3226573-jenny?shelf=to-get

@sprainedbrain @mabell

Sophoclessweetheart A wonderful selection! 💛💛 2y
mabell Nice! 👍 Being Elizabeth Bennet sounds cool! 2y
Ruthiella Have you read/heard of Longbourn by Jo Baker? It features the servants from P&P. 2y
jenniferw88 @Ruthiella yes, it's bottom right of the photo! 😉😹😙 2y
Ruthiella @jenniferw88 Ah, now I see it! 😀 2y
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Bookish_1
Jane Austen at Home | Lucy Worsley

“I have lost a treasure, such a sister, such a friend as never can have been surpassed. She was the sun of my life, the gilder of every pleasure, the soother of every sorrow; I had not a thought concealed from her, and it is as if I had lost a part of myself.”

RaimeyGallant Great quote. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 2y
Chelleo 👋🏾 and welcome! 🤗 2y
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emilyhaldi
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Tea and books at The Pump Rooms!!! The perfect day ☕️📚 ... for everyone except @Meredith3 that is. She happens to think Jane Austen is the most boring author on the face of the planet 😂 The girl speaks her truth and so I can respect that 😉✌🏻❣️

LeahBergen You‘re killing me. 💕💕 2y
BookBabe 😍😍😍 2y
ElishaLovesBooks Those pastries 💕 2y
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BarbaraBB Great pic. Have fun 💕 2y
Pamwurtzler It looks like you‘re having an amazing time! 2y
GripLitGrl Great 📷❤ 2y
Kalalalatja You guys‘ pics are making me miss Bath so much! How did you like the Pump Room? 💕 2y
Reviewsbylola Lolol 2y
Mdargusch Loved the Pump Room! @Kalalalatja I love how you can see the Roman baths through the window. 2y
emilyhaldi @Kalalalatja we loved it!! A definite must-do when in Bath 💕 although I have never met a scone w/ clotted cream I didn't like 🤤 2y
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emilyhaldi
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One section of the gift shop at the Jane Austen museum in Bath. I limited myself to the tagged book which is beautiful and has some very cool photos! I loved learning more about Austen‘s short but impressive life and the influence Bath had on her writing.

Eyelit So jealous! 2y
Sarah83 So many cute editions 😍 2y
Reviewsbylola Still so bummed that they didn‘t have the Word Clouds. 😢😢 2y
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ReviewsbytheMrs 😍😍💜💜 I see so many things I NEED!!! 2y
Kalalalatja 😍😍😍 2y
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LeahBergen OMG!! I need one of those leather bookmarks! 😮😮😮😮 Must.Go.Here. 2y
rubyslippersreads 😍📚😍 2y
Leftcoastzen Oh wow , I‘d spend too much in there and have the added cost of shipping it all home. 2y
OriginalCyn620 OMG! I can‘t even! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
batsy 😍😍😍 2y
sammisho I am so jealous of y'all's trip!! 2y
Pamwurtzler Great pic! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Oh my 😍🤤 2y
Mdargusch Great restraint! 2y
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perfectlywinged
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Interesting read although it is more Jane Austen bio and less about Regency home life than I wanted

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PurplePenning
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Pickpick

Recommended for those interested Austen's life or the lives of Georgian- and Regency-era women. The organization of the book by the homes that Austen lived in seemed a bit contrived — it's just chronological order by another name, right? — but it's a contrivance I buy into. Home is certainly a theme in Austen's work, so the closer look at her own precious and precarious home life provides a meaningful framework here.

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I feel like I can never learn enough about Jane!!

Redy2trvl So glad to see your endorsement. This is on my Amazon list. 2y
Austen_Nerd adding to my tbr pile 2y
Hornsby78 OH FINE. TWIST MY ARM. I STACKED IT. 2y
MallenNC Love Lucy Worsley 2y
LondElle89 I have this is my wishlist! I've read Worsley's If Walls Could Talk, and that was brilliant. 2y
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Leelee08
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This beauty is only $2.99 today as an ebook! The rest of these were either $1.99 or $2.99 as well!💕💕💕

TheAnitaAlvarez It is an awesome biography! It also gives a great perspective on how Jane lived and wrote in relation with all the houses she lived in/stayed. Really wonderful! 2y
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Librarybelle
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I didn‘t finish this last night, but I finished it his afternoon! Worsley is fantastic, looking at how Austen lived to gain more clues about Austen‘s life. She doesn‘t always have kind things to say about the Austen family and the Leigh family, especially when it comes to covering up Jane‘s legacy. But, the writing style is like talking with your BFF...it‘s informative with a touch of sarcasm. Janeites - read this!!

brennahawleycraig It‘s on my wish list so I will definitely need to move that up! 2y
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Librarybelle
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Hopefully finishing this up tonight, with the help of #Vladimir ...if I don‘t fall asleep first! #catsoflitsy

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
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Librarybelle
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Litsy is back!!!! It‘s kind of like the Internet...it goes out, and you think you can handle it, but then you realize that so much you do is attached to it. I had withdraw from it, which just goes to show how much I appreciate this community. Oh well...crisis has passed.

In honor of Jane Austen‘s birthday, I picked this up again. I adore Worsley‘s writing!

BekaReid I have to read this one. I really enjoyed Lucy Worsley's The Art of the English Murder and am a huge Jane Austen fan! 2y
Librarybelle The English Murder is on my TBR list! @BekaReid 2y
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Librarybelle
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Thanks for the tag @Abailliekaras for the #giftswapsurvey !

1. Eclectic. I read just about anything, though my go to genres are mystery and historical fiction.
2. Jane Austen - so little is known about her IRL, but I love her wittiness. I admire her.
3. Not a sci-fi fan, and I‘m picky with fantasy. Sorry, I‘ll never read LOTR!
4. I‘m reading a little more fantasy of late
5. The Hobbit...sorry! I just don‘t like Tolkien‘s writing.
6. Join in!

merelybookish I will never read LOTR either. 😉 2y
Librarybelle That makes me feel better, @merelybookish ! 2y
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Queenofbooks
Jane Austen at Home | Lucy Worsley

I love watching Lucy Worsley programs on TV because I'm a history buff. She's my hero due to her knowledge and sense of humor. This the first book of hers I've read and, so far, I am enjoying it immensely. Very detailed. She really transports you back to late 18th century England.

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Librarybelle
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“Jane‘s claim that her books were her children is cliche of cliches for the childless lady-writer...”

A little late for a #cliche quote, but just stumbled upon this this morning. #quotsynov17

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Leelee08
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I have absolutely no time to read. I have three papers due next week. Did that stop me from getting these beauties from the library? Absolutely not. #imighthaveaproblem #janeaustenismyhomegirl

Smangela That gene Kelly book?! 😍😍😍 stacking it! 2y
Smangela And good luck with your papers! 2y
MarriedtoMrT Even if you can‘t read them, they‘re pretty to look at! And writing motivation. 2y
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anhistorianabouttown
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Finally starting to read this- it's TIME! #JaneAusten #Kobo #toberead

TheAnitaAlvarez I found it a fascinating perspective on Austen 2y
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Librarybelle
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I adore the cover of this! It really does remind me of Austen. The posted image is one from the Internet...I'd snap a picture of mine, but it's upstairs, and I'm currently downstairs being a cat couch. At least I have my iPad to continue reading Outlander. #coverlovers #awesomeautumnbooks

QuietlyLaura Cat couch! 😂 Me, too! 2y
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LeahBergen
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Today is a #Freespace for @jenniferw88 's #AwesomeAusten challenge, so I'm going with some books ABOUT Austen. I may have a problem. 😉

saresmoore I've tried and I simply can't conceive of a single perspective from which this stack of books would indicate a problem! 😍 2y
batsy Oooh. Definitely not a problem! The bio at the bottom of the stack looks especially good, along with the Claire Harman book. 2y
LeahBergen @saresmoore @batsy I just knew you two would have my back. 😉 2y
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LauraBrook No problem at all here! 💖 2y
smilingshelves I've read at least half of these. I absolutely loved Among the Janeites! 😊 2y
rubyslippersreads If you have a problem, I have a crisis. 😂 2y
GypsyKat Great collection! I have that same little What Would Jane Do book! 💗 2y
LeahBergen @smilingshelves Me, too! It made me want to spy on one of the big costumed conventions 😆 2y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads I realized that I had left several out after I took this photo. 😂 2y
LeahBergen @GypsyKat Isn't it fun? I received it from my Summer Secret Santa @drokka ❤️ 2y
Balibee146 No problem I can see :-) 2y
readinginthedark The best kind of problem to have! 2y
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KikiLovesBooks
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I was in heaven, hearing this whole book spoken in Lucy's voice while reading--a wonderful, well-researched book about Jane's homes through her life. But also about the other people she loved with in those places. Lucy gives Jane's history a slightly feminist view as well, which is natural and delightful. I highly recommend this for all Jane devotees. And double good if you're a Lucy fan. (Watch her accompanying show, too!)

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"Miss Austen's merits have long been established beyond question; she is, emphatically, the novelist of home"
-Richard Bentley publishing Jane Austen's novels in 1833

The introduction on the importance of a home to Jane Austen was poignant and already hooking my interest in this biography.

#StartsWithJ #AndItsAugust #JaneAusten #Biography #HistoryChicks #CurrentlyReading

erzascarletbookgasm Pretty photo :) 2y
Jess_Read_This @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you! 🌷💕 2y
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