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Posted: 20/02/2016
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20/02/16 The Disembowelling of Pride & Prejudice - a review of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
‘It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a zombie in possession of brains must want more brains.’ I have to admit that this openin ...
200 Years of Pride & Prejudice
22/12/15 The Importance of Emma
The Importance of Emma This is not just a shameless plug for The Importance of Being Emma, my modern version of the Jane Austen classic. It’s a ...
200 Years of Emma
02/11/15 An Officer or a Gentleman?
I loved the Country Life article on how to recognise a 21st century gentleman. Naturally, it made me think of someone who wrote about the daught ...
Discovering Darcy
01/10/15 Insults & Inspirations: What authors thought of Jane Austen - Inspirations Pt 2
In the 4th (and final) article in our Insults & Inspirations series where we delve into the extreme reactions that Jane Austen's work has provok ...
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29/09/15 Insults & Inspirations: What authors thought of Jane Austen - Insults Pt 2
In the 3rd of our Insults & Inspirations posts and the extreme reactions that Jane Austen has provoked up and down the years we include four quote ...
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25/09/15 Insults & Inspirations: What authors thought of Jane Austen - Inspirations Pt 1
In the 2nd of our Insults & Inspirations posts and the extreme reactions that Jane Austen has provoked up and down the years we include four quote ...
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24/09/15 Insults & Inspirations: What authors thought of Jane Austen - Insults Pt 1
In the first of our "Insults & Inspirations" posts we look at the insults thrown at Jane Austen by certain authors (that are named and shamed)... ...
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28/08/15 Jane in the Jacuzzi
The other day, as I basked in Champneys’ outdoor jacuzzi, my thoughts turned to Jane Austen and her ambivalence towards Bath, spa capital of Eng ...
The Life of Jane
24/07/15 Clueless at Twenty
This year, while Jane Austen’s Emma has its 200th birthday, one of its modern reincarnations is 20 years old. Clueless, directed by Amy Heckerl ...
200 Years of Emma
29/06/15 Echoes of Emma
This year Jane Austen’s Emma is in the spotlight as we celebrate two hundred years since its first publication. This means I find myself looking ...
200 Years of Emma
08/06/15 Pride & Prejudice adapted by Simon Reade
The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield is a regular venue for championship snooker; that’s probably why my husband jumped at the chance of going ther ...
Discovering Darcy
01/06/15 Emma: A Modern Retelling
When writers modernise a classic, they face all sorts of decisions. What can be changed from the original, and what is sacrosanct? Which modern parall ...
The Importance of Being Emma
12/05/15 Poldarcy: a new British species?
The hero of the recent BBC TV series Poldark has created quite a stir and triggered comparisons with Mr Darcy. This has led to rumours of a new Britis ...
Discovering Darcy
05/11/14 Kisses and Cupcakes
A new e-book anthology has been published by Choc Lit! The 'Choc Lit Love Match Selection Book 2 - Kisses and Cupcakes' features 18 delicious sho ...
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13/02/14 A Valentine's Day treat - An Interview with Mr Darcy
Juliet Archer lands a dream Valentine's Day interview with the original Mr Darcy – except that he can only reply with direct quotes from "Pride ...
Audio updates
19/12/13 Christmas at Rosings
Curl up with Part One of this new Christmas short story by Juliet Archer and enjoy some time with the Darcys - and Lady Catherine! One bright Novembe ...
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06/12/13 Juliet Archer discusses Persuade Me
Juliet Archer discusses "Persuade Me" in this audio update - her second novel in the "Darcy & Friends" series which, when complete, will incl ...
Audio updates
22/11/13 On updating Jane Austen's Emma
In this Juliet Archer audio update, Juliet explains how she updated "Emma" to her Jane Austen modernisation "The Importance of Being Emma" to reflect ...
Audio updates
15/11/13 Juliet Archer on her modernisations
In her latest audio update Juliet Archer discusses her Jane Austen modernisations and what sets her apart from other modernisers and modernisations. ...
Audio updates
01/11/13 Juliet Archer audio update:
In the first of a series of audio updates from Juliet Archer, she discusses the relevance of Jane Austen in the 21st century, using recent pop culture ...
Audio updates
25/10/13 Hallowe'en is banned!
To Mrs Collins, the wife of the Vicar of Hunsford. Madam, My character has ever been celebrated for its sincerity and frankness, and in a cause such ...
A Letter from Lady Catherine
14/10/13 To Miss Helen Fielding, on the reported death of Mr Darcy.
Dear Miss Fielding, My character has ever been celebrated for its sincerity and frankness, and in a cause such as this I shall certainly not depart f ...
A Letter from Lady Catherine
26/09/13 Return of The Ring
To Miss Kelly Clarkson, on the return of Jane Austen’s ring to the nation. Dear Miss Clarkson, My character has ever been celebrated for its s ...
A Letter from Lady Catherine
23/09/13 Competition winners
We are delighted to announce the three lucky winners of Juliet’s previous competition, run earlier in the year : Grace from Dublin, Ireland Ra ...
19/09/13 Juliet Archer meets Dr Phil Hammond
In case you weren't able to listen to Juliet interviewed by TV/radio personality and stand-up comedian Dr Phil Hammond on Saturday 14 September we've ...
200 Years of Pride & Prejudice
09/09/13 To Mrs Wattlesbrook, proprietor of Austenland
Madam, My character has ever been celebrated for its sincerity and frankness, and in a cause such as this I shall certainly not depart from it. I ha ...
A Letter from Lady Catherine
07/09/13 New Competition: Celebrating the Pride & Prejudice Bicentennial
The next Juliet Archer competition is all about celebrating Pride & Prejudice's 200th birthday! And what better time to hold it than the lead up ...
200 Years of Pride & Prejudice
25/07/13 On the Royal Birth
To the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on the Birth of His Royal Highness Prince George. Your Royal Highnesses, My character has ever been celebrated ...
A Letter from Lady Catherine
10/07/13 The Gentlemen's Singles
A single man from the north, who is widely reported to be proud and disagreeable, comes to London and wins £1.6 million in the Wimbledon gentlem ...
Pounds and Prejudice
03/07/13 The Ten Pound Note
Jane Austen has been confirmed as Charles Darwin’s successor on the Bank of England’s ten pound note. We can only speculate how this would ...
Pounds and Prejudice
02/05/13 Back in the USA
I'm thrilled to be back in the USA and heading to the 2013 RT Booklovers' Convention! First stop is Ohio, where my sister lives and where my son Will ...
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29/01/13 What did Jane Write 200 Years Ago?
I hope you received my little parcel by J. Bond on Wednesday evening, my dear Cassandra, and that you will be ready to hear from me again on Sunday, f ...
The Life of Jane
28/01/13 Jane Austen's Darling Child
Pride & Prejudice, possibly the most famous novel in the whole world, was born 200 years ago today. In a letter to her sister Cassandra, Jane Aust ...
The Life of Jane
26/01/13 New Website!
I'm thrilled that my new website is here. It's so easy to maintain and yet I can do quite advanced things with it. Check out the Events Filter and th ...
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