Celebrating JA’s Anne Elliot’s August 9th BirthDay !

it’s true!
today is my fave Jane Austen character, 
Anne Elliot’s BirthDay!
224th to be exact !
born on August 9th, 1787
as described in the opening of my fave Jane Austen book,
“Persuasion”
sounds like enough cause for a celebration to me!
what are your feelings on the matter?
enough reason for some cake?
considering her elder sister, Elizabeth, and  father, Sir Walter Elliot’s, 
disregard of her, 
it’s likely her birthdays went uncelebrated after the passing of her mother.
maybe we can fill that gap?
shall we enjoy our celebration at Anne’s ancestral home
Kellynch Hall?
i’m thinking
we might enjoy an afternoon stroll through the grounds
then head indoors for generous servings
of some deliteful confection such as
this typical homey but delish plum sponge – 
from fruit in season and readily available ~
or perhaps, with cook’s favour,
this gorgeous Victorian sponge 
of course, with a pot of tea !?…
 from a  Jane Austen — letter of June 15, 1808
“You know how interesting the purchase of a sponge-cake is to me.”

then if you have time,
i’d love to watch the Persuasion movie adaptation if you’d care to join me?
1995 version with Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds
my fave… which is yours?

taking time out for a full celebration of all things Anne ! 
Captain Wentworth with our lovely Anne ~
feeling relaxed and refreshed?
great!!

interested in finding out which JA character you are?

I am Anne Elliot!

Take the Quiz here!

thank you for joining me in honouring the lovely woman

of Jane’s creation, 
Anne Elliot !
much ado about Jane at Meredith’s month long
if you’re another Janeite
Jane Austen Week til the 13th ~ enjoy!
here are her questions-

  1. What is your favorite thing about Jane Austen? Why?
  2. What are your top three favorite Jane Austen Novels and why?
  3. Who are your top three favorite Jane Austen Heroines and why?
  4. Who are your top three favorite Jane Austen Heroes and why?
  5. Any honorable mentions for 3, 4, and 5? (Keep it under five all together)
  6. Top three Jane Austen Adaptations and why?
  7. Top Three Jane Austen characters that “take delight in vexing” you?
  8. Jane Austen Sequels… Do you like them or not?
  9. Do you have a favorite spot to keep all your Jane Austen “stuff”?
  10. Which Jane Austen character do you think you’re most like?
  11. Added 8/2/11 What was your introduction to Jane Austen? 

Jane Austen Week by Elegance of Fashion

Old-Fashioned Charm

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