Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Little Bit of Pride...

Last week I excitedly discovered Meet Me at Mikes Bookclub are reading Pride and Prejudice.  Yay!
As this endearing classic is a beloved favourite of mine, I could not help but join in.
(Any old excuse right?)
But then I devoured this novel ever so quickly that I was left twiddling my thumbs and wishing it was 10 volumes long instead of 3.  So then of course I had to go out and hire the 6 part BBC production starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth. (I know you all swoon over that particular Mr Darcy.) The acting is superb and it is a true rendering of the text to the finest detail.
Then, inevitably, came the Keira Knightly Pride and Prejudice film which is not a true rendering at all but the two leads have good chemistry which makes it an ok diversion. 
And now, after living and breathing Jane Austen's world for a whole week , I have only the Lawrence Olivier and Greer Garson 1940 film left to complete my obsession.
How fabulous does it look?

Remember when I made a Jane Eyre Doll?  Check her out here.
I think there may be a little Eliza Bennett idea forming in the coming weeks.
But until then how cool are these Etsy finds for all the Pride and Prejudice admirers out there?
Pride and Prejudice book bag by Rebound Designs

Necklace from Just Be Designs
Mr Darcy quote- 
"In vain I have struggled. It will not do. 
My feelings will not be repressed"....

Early 19th Century replica Bonnet by Regency Regalia.

I think we should all wear a bonnet at least once in our life! 
The Pride and Prejudice book purse is so much my favourite, quite a clever and well executed idea.

It has been the  most satisfactory week for me, swooning all over the place and imagining I too am married to a high born gentleman and have a Pemberley Estate of my own.


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