Thursday, December 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Jane

Jane's Birthday

Join the Jane Austen Birthday celebration!

Happy Birthday Jane!


Monday, December 5, 2011

Jane Austen Portrait Unearthed

….Or is it?

Possible Jane Austen

Read Daily Mail article here

Is it Jane??????  On the one hand I think it looks more like her than the drawings we've been presented with over the years. It looks very similar to a picture of her aunt I've seen, Philidelphia Hancock. It also looks a lot like her brothers. I think it probably resembles her a lot but I doubt it's an authentic likeness of her taken during her lifetime. I may be a skeptic but it just seems unlikely that you are writing a biography and your hubby goes to the auction and finds a never before seen drawing of the author you are writing about. Seems fishy. I can't wait to see what the experts say.