If you know me at all, you know that I am a fan of Jane Austen. I have been ever since I fell in love with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy in the 1995 BBC/A&E adaptation of Pride & Prejudice.Seeing it led me to re-read Jane Austen’s books and in turn, to set my novels in the Regency period.
So it should come as little surprise that I would be interested in something called an Austen tour. Now, I admit, my first choice of a “Jane Austen tour” would be a physical tour of England to see the places she lived and wrote about. But that’s not in the budget this year (instead we are doing college visits–yikes!–and a family vacation).
So for now, I’m anticipating the next best kind of Austen tour: a tour of some of the fabulous sites out there in the blogosphere devoted to Jane Austen and her novels. If you love all-things-Jane as well, please mark your calendar and make plans to join me.
The tour “leaves” Monday, February 16 and goes through March 2nd with stops at twenty five popular book blogs specializing in historical and Austenesque fiction. There will be guest posts, interviews, reviews, excerpts from The Secret of Pembrooke Park, and prizes. For more details visit my web site.
I hope to see some of my IBL fellow-Austen lovers there! And who knows, maybe someday we’ll plan an Austen-themed trip to England itself—wouldn’t that be a blast? In the meantime, which is your favorite Austen novel (or movie based on one)?