December 16, 2011

Happy Birthday, Jane!

Today marks the 236th birthday of the lovely and beloved Jane Austen and there is plenty of celebrating going on!

It is launch day for Abigail Reynolds' newest Austenesque work, Mr. Darcy's Letter.  Isn't the cover just gorgeous?  Visit Abigail's post here to enter a drawing to win your own copy of Mr. Darcy's Letter.

My Jane Austen Book Club and November's Autumn are throwing an Austen's Birthday Soiree.  Visit My Jane Austen Book Club or Austenprose for details and participating bloggers.  

Sourcebooks has an e-book promotion aptly titled A Darcy for Everyone!  The following 14Austen inspired books will be priced at only $1.99 until Friday, December 30:

A Darcy Christmas – Carolyn Eberhart, Sharon Lathan and Amanda Grange

The Darcys & the Bingleys – Marsha Altman

Darcy’s Voyage – Kara Louise

Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star – Heather Lynn Rigaud

The Man Who Loved Pride and Prejudice – Abigail Reynolds

Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One – Sharon Lathan

Mr. Darcy Goes Overboard – Belinda Roberts

Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife – Linda Berdoll

Mr. Darcy, Vampyre – Amanda Grange

Pemberley Chronicles – Rebecca Ann Collins

Pemberley Ranch – Jack Caldwell

Searching for Pemberley – Mary Lydon Simonsen

Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy – Sara Angelini

Darcy and Fitzwilliam – Karen V. Wasylowski

All titles and information may be found here.

Readers, what will you do to celebrate Jane Austen's birthday?  I am considering curling up with the Colin Firth/Jennifer Ehle version of Pride and Prejudice tonight.  It's my absolute favorite and Colin is my favorite Mr. Darcy of all time.  Or perhaps the Emma Thompson/Kate Winslet version of Sense and Sensibility - - Colonel Brandon breaks my heart every time.

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