Try the Derbyshire Writers Guild for all the things. Look for stories written by Lise. She is prolific! I like her Persuasion ones.
jayneausten replied to your post “And then every so often you read that fanfiction that hits so close to…”OMG ARE YOU READING PERSUASION FANFICTION IS THAT AN ACTUAL THING
Well, there is some… Look up Lia06 on Fanfiction.net. She’s quite good, though there are still some typos and stuff in her earlier stuff.
Margaret Dashwood at Barton Cottage
Margaret Dashwood at Norland Park
Mrs. Croft always met her with a kindness which gave her the pleasure of fancying herself a favourite…
- Persuasion, Chapter 13
I think this scene, from the 1995 adaptation of Persuasion, is very interesting in how it contrasts Anne’s relationships with Lady Russell and Mrs Croft. Yes, technically a lady like Anne would never run across the Pump Room like that, but I love the sheer joy on her face and on Mrs Croft’s face when they are reunited!
"…and I had not got three yards from the door, when he came after me, only to say, if I was going to Hartfield, he thought I had much better go round by Mr. Cole’s stables, for I should find the near way quite floated by this rain. Oh! dear, I thought it would have been the death of me! So I said, I was very much obliged to him: you know I could not do less; and then he went back to Elizabeth, and I came round by the stables — I believe I did — but I hardly knew where I was, or any thing about it. Oh! Miss Woodhouse, I would rather done any thing than have had it happen: and yet, you know, there was a sort of satisfaction in seeing him behave so pleasantly and so kindly!"
- Robert Martin and Harriet Smith being adorable,
Emma, Chapter 21
In 1800, Christmas was nothing like the commercial bean feast it has become today: there were no decorated Christmas trees for example and few gifts were exchanged. Furthermore, there was no carolling, no stockings hung by the chimney and no Christmas cards. These only became available (in black and white of course) and affordable in the 1840s with the introduction of the penny post. Equally, Santa Claus, or St Nicholas with his luxuriant white beard, did not become a central figure in English Christmas celebrations until well into the nineteenth century. Jane Austen herself made few references to the actual
Yes yes yes!
This could be a picture of my kitchen table! If I had such a pretty tablecloth.
Molly Gibson and Cynthia Kirkpatrick
Greer Garson as Elizabeth Bennet, 1940