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Re: 16 december: Happy Jane Austen Day!

Geplaatst: 16 dec 2014 08:41
door Karin
Happy Jane Austen Day allemaal! :rofl:
Ik heb een bericht op de site geplaatst. Doen jullie mee?

Re: 16 december: Happy Jane Austen Day!

Geplaatst: 16 dec 2014 09:52
door Karenlee
"The winter of 1775 was a hard one. On 11 November the naturalist Gilbert White saw that the trees around his Hampshire village of Selborne had lost almost all their leaves. "Trees begin to be naked," he wrote in his diary. Fifteen miles away, higher up in the Downs, in the village of Steventon, the rector's wife was expecting the birth of her seventh child from day to day as the last leaves fell. She was thirty-six and had been married for eleven years. Four sturdy little boys ran about the parsonage and the big garden at the back, with its yard and outhouses, rising to the fields and woodland beyond. The eldest, James, at ten already showed promise as a scholar, sharing his father's taste in books, and the only daughter, Cassy, kept her mother entertained with her constant chatter as she followed her round the house and out to visit the dairy and the chickens and ducks. Cassy would be three in January. Outside Mr. Austen's study the house was seldom entirely quiet.

The November days went by and the rains set in, keeping the boys indoors; by the end of the month it was dark in the house at three in the afternoon, and dinner had to be eaten very promptly if they were to do without candles. Still no baby appeared. December came, bringing an epidemic of colds and feverish complaints. There was a sharp frost, putting ice on the ponds, enough for the boys to go sliding; then, on the 16th, White noted, "Fog, sun, sweet day."

From Jane Austen: A Life
By Claire Tomalin

Re: 16 december: Happy Jane Austen Day!

Geplaatst: 16 dec 2014 12:37
door Comical Fellow
Een prachtige dag voor 'first contact':
http://comicalfellow.tumblr.com/post/10 ... -encounter

Re: 16 december: Happy Jane Austen Day!

Geplaatst: 16 dec 2014 12:47
door Karenlee
Haha... geweldig - following!

Re: 16 december: Happy Jane Austen Day!

Geplaatst: 10 nov 2015 22:26
door Comical Fellow
En dit jaar?

Re: 16 december: Happy Jane Austen Day!

Geplaatst: 11 nov 2015 13:06
door Odette
Het is jammer dat we niet dichtbij elkaar wonen, anders zouden we 's avonds iets kunnen organiseren

Re: 16 december: Happy Jane Austen Day!

Geplaatst: 12 nov 2015 20:10
door Diewertje
Ik weet niet hoe de online sessie op 25 september is gegaan, maar we kunnen zoiets proberen?

Re: 16 december: Happy Jane Austen Day!

Geplaatst: 12 nov 2015 20:39
door Odette
Leuk idee Diewertje

Re: 16 december: Happy Jane Austen Day!

Geplaatst: 13 nov 2015 08:56
door Karin
Diewertje schreef:Ik weet niet hoe de online sessie op 25 september is gegaan, maar we kunnen zoiets proberen?
Die was erg leuk, vond ik. Wat hadden jullie in gedachten? Samen naar een film kijken?

Re: 16 december: Happy Jane Austen Day!

Geplaatst: 13 nov 2015 09:19
door Odette
Ja is een goed idee