#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’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

Ranking the kiss scenes of Austen screen adaptations

posted in: Movies, Romance | 4

Yes, I’ve suffered through multiple watchings of kiss clips to bring you this very important list. A few notes: These rankings do not necessarily reflect my opinion on the adaptation itself. They are based on subjective “feels” elicited by JUST the kiss that brings the couple … Continued