The Austen Photo-Recap Chronicles; Northanger Abbey

Well, friends, we did it. We reached the final novel published (posthumously) by Jane Austen. What a journey our girl took us on! Imagine the stories that would've come out of her brilliant brain had she not been taken from the world so soon. *deep, awkwardly emotional sigh* But we shan’t dwell on what could've … Continue reading The Austen Photo-Recap Chronicles; Northanger Abbey

The Austen Photo-Recap Chronicles; Persuasion

Ah, lovely Persuasion, the mature readers’ Austen.  CONFESSION: this book wasn’t my favourite for a very long time. It wasn’t even top 3. I hadn’t read it since my twenties, and it was good, sure, but not as charming as Northanger Abbey, or as romantic as Pride and Prejudice, or even as heartwarming as Emma. … Continue reading The Austen Photo-Recap Chronicles; Persuasion

The Austen Photo-Recap Chronicles; Emma

Ah, Emma, our favourite spoiled rich girl with a heart of gold. There’s been a bit of a resurgence of love for our girl due to the awesome new adaptation that’s been keeping people swooning in their self-isolation. You guys, I love the BBC version with Romola Garai and Jonny Lee Miller to an embarrassing … Continue reading The Austen Photo-Recap Chronicles; Emma

The Austen Photo-Recap Chronicles; Mansfield Park

Ah, Mansfield Park, the book that got modern audiences saying, “okay, but, they’re distant cousins, right?” CONFESSION; though I know it was the custom of the time, and though I respect Austen’s words with everything inside of me, I… (I can’t believe I’m about to admit this to Austen lovers such as yourselves), I have … Continue reading The Austen Photo-Recap Chronicles; Mansfield Park

The Austen Photo-Recap Chronicles; Pride and Prejudice

Ah yes, this tasty number, the book that launched a thousand adaptations. Before I reveal my favourite, let me start by saying I love ALL OF THEM. Every. Single. One. This was my favourite Austen book in my youth (it was also my first Austen book) (you always remember your first) and though my order … Continue reading The Austen Photo-Recap Chronicles; Pride and Prejudice

The Austen Photo-Recap Chronicles; Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen; the woman, the legend, the literary queen. We love her, we admire her, we wish we had more. She gave us six novels, a collection of short stories and essays, and one unfinished story, left to future generations to finish, both delighting us, and tearing our hearts asunder.  Basically, she was a sassy … Continue reading The Austen Photo-Recap Chronicles; Sense and Sensibility

Sanditon Episode 8 Photo-Recap; So You Took A Gamble

Wait.  What? No.  Hold up. That’s not…  that can’t.  That’s not allowed, is it? With the twitter campaign to get Sanditon a second season, I knew it must not have tied everything up in the way we have become accustomed with our Jane Austen works. I figured we’d have some character arcs left unfulfilled, or … Continue reading Sanditon Episode 8 Photo-Recap; So You Took A Gamble

Sanditon Episode 7 Photo-Recap; Regattapalooza

Well, well, well. Just when we thought Sanditon would bob, it weaved, when we thought it would zig, it slapped us across the face, laughing, and screamed, “you dare try to predict my outcomes, you fools?!?! Hahahaha, go drink some milk from my asses!”  This show got me. It really did. I thought the Mean … Continue reading Sanditon Episode 7 Photo-Recap; Regattapalooza

Sanditon Episode 6 Photo-Recap; The Austen Cinematic Universe

Wow. Honestly, just when you think you have everyone pegged, when you think you know what to expect, Sanditon throws something like this episode at you, simultaneously breaking your heart and mending it.  Georgiana Lambe has been through so much, and this episode just put one more patch of darkness on her beautiful soul. Give … Continue reading Sanditon Episode 6 Photo-Recap; The Austen Cinematic Universe

Sanditon Episode 5 Photo-Recap; Take Me Out To The Cricket Match

Huh. Here I thought Sidney and Charlotte absolutely hated each other, that’s final, no take-backs, but it seems they can’t help but let smiles light up their faces at the other’s mere presence. What a surprise! *stupid giggle*  This is usually the point in a season of television where narratives begin to spin their wheels, … Continue reading Sanditon Episode 5 Photo-Recap; Take Me Out To The Cricket Match