The Joys of Jane Austen: Lessons from a Georgian Lady

In celebration of Jane Austen’s birthday, I thought I’d write about the joys, wit and importance of her work.

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La Dolce Vita, A Perfect Roman Holiday

Just like I wrote practically a mini love letter to Paris, I could also write one to Rome. These European cities are so beautiful, and it is helped completely by the way they are enshrined in literature, film and other forms of popular culture.

A Mini Love Letter to Paris

Audrey Hepburn is often quoted as saying “Paris is always a good idea”. Why are we so in love with this beautiful historic city?

Venturing into Austenland…

This evening I decided to watch Austenland, the movie where the regency comes to life and lifelong Austen fan Jane, played by Keri Russell, is swept up in her own Austen storyline, but ends up wondering what is real and what isn’t. I really enjoyed it – as I do with anything that concerns Jane…

Maleficent isn’t all bad…

Last week I managed to slip into one of my favourite fairy tales again – but this time, from a completely different angle. Me and my mum went to see Disney’s Maleficent and I was very excited, but quite nervous. Sleeping Beauty, alongside the Little Mermaid, has always been one of my favourite fairy tales…