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jane austen masquerade ball in bath

Jane Austen Festival Masquerade Ball in Bath // I'm drooling. I'm shaking. I am consumed with longing! This is a must.


Not so plain Jane

The dress that Ann Hathaway is wearing in 'Becoming Jane' (2007) is furnished with a chocolate and blue silk ribbon woven at the Silk Mill

The Pleasure Gardens at Vauxhall were one of London's most popular attractions between the 17th and 19th century. Privately-run and for-profit, the Gardens eventually closed for good in the 1850s. Picture by a young William Hogarth at the Foundling Museum

from The Adventures of an English Student

My Misguided Affair with Jane Austen

Beautiful Chawton House from a different perspective.

"Oh, dear, I cannot tease you about that. What a shame, for I dearly love to laugh." -Elizabeth Bennet to Mr Darcy #PRIDEandPREJUDICE #JaneAusten

One of the best descriptions I have ever read about the intricate rules that governed Regency dress for women from a certain station in life.

The Dining Room, where Jane Austen wrote

This is the dress Drew Barrymore wore in the movie Ever After. The designer wanted to make it as authentically 15th/16th century England as possible. I say she nailed it.

Driving my phaeton is something that I truly adore. It allows me to be out and about town on my own.