#JaneWithATwist – Horrid Northanger Abbey Cocktails

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Oh, dear! Is that the blood of some poor, innocent heroine dripping down the sides of this glass? What fiendish murderer has poured this gruesome drink? Relax, Miss Morland. It sounds like you’ve been reading too many Gothic novels. That … Continued

#JaneWithATwist – Cider in Northanger Abbey country

“Well, if it was my house, I should never sit anywhere else. Oh! What a sweet little cottage there is among the trees — apple trees, too! It is the prettiest cottage!” ~Catherine Morland on the view from the drawing-room … Continued

Jurassic Austen: Bellopteryx sorori, aka Jane Bennet

 Bellopteryx sorori Common name: Jane Bennet Description: Bellopteryx sorori was so beautiful that she was sometimes confused for an angel. She had a disposition to match: kind, generous, forgiving, and seeing the best in all the dinosaurs around her. Even … Continued

Jurassic Austen’s new heroine: Catherine Morland, aka Novellalectora ingenuus

Novellalectora ingenuus Common Name: Catherine Morland Description: Awkward in her youth, N. ingenuus became a rather pretty dinosaur as a young adult. She was sweet-natured and trusting, but also looking for some adventure, as any heroine would. Range: Catherine Morland … Continued

Jurassic Austen goes naval: Nauticolophus fidelum, aka Captain Wentworth

Nauticolophus fidelum Common Name: Captain Wentworth Description: N. fidelum was a remarkably fine dinosaur, with great personal advantages. In a crowd of dinosaurs, there was no mistaking him. Range: N. fidelum thrived in marine environments worldwide, distinguishing himself by besting … Continued

Jurassic Austen Day 2: Marianne Dashwood, aka Diplosororia dramatis

Jurassic Austen stomps along for a second day! Diplosororia dramatis Common name: Marianne Dashwood Description: D. dramatis was a striking dinosaur with a brilliant complexion and sparkling eyes. Taller than her elder sister Elinor (Diplosororia pragmatis), she could also be distinguished by a tendency for … Continued

Good Company to be had at the JASNA Pittsburgh Austen Festival

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Recently I had the pleasure of spending the day with “clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation” at the JASNA Pittsburgh chapter 2015 Austen festival: On the Road with Jane Austen: Travel, Translation and Transformation. It started … Continued

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