Lord Nelson carried this watch when he was mortally wounded at Trafalgar in 1805
“I have always been a quarter of an hour before my time, and it has made a man of me.” Admiral Horatio Nelson
“A man who has nothing to do with his own time has no conscience in his intrusion on that of others.” Marianne Dashwood, Sense and Sensibility, Chapter 31
As the New Year quickly approaches, its time to select a new calendar to keep me organized and informed. While searching about the Internet, I discovered these beautiful new 2009 calendars inspired by Jane Austen’s novels available for shipment in plenty of time for the New Year. They make excellent holiday gifts too, so perpetuate the daily celebration and surprise your Janeite friends and family members with Jane Austen every day with a new wall calendar from these fine sources.
The Republic of Pemberley
Support the web’s finest resource for all things Jane Austen by purchasing your calendar from The Republic of Pemberley at their Pemberley Shoppe. This year’s selection includes
Jane Austen 2009 Rancor Vertical Wall Calendar. Amply sized at 11″ x 17″, enjoy one Regency era image per month with witty quotes from Austen’s novels and letters.
Jane Austen 2009 Brock Wall Calendar. Enjoy twelve images of the Brock brothers illustrations from the 1890’s in full color enhanced with quotes and information on the novels. Each page measures 8 ½” x 11′ totaling 11′ x 17″ when hung.
The Wisconsin Region of JASNA
Support The Wisconsin Region chapter of The Jane Austen Society and enhance your enjoyment and knowledge of Jane Austen and her world with this beautiful color wall calendar filled with important dates from her novels and life.
A Year With Jane Austen 2009 Wall Calendar. This clever calendar also includes twelve images of the Brock brothers 1890’s illustrations but with the bonus of important dates from Jane Austen’s life and events in her novels included with each day. Imagine knowing what day Mr. Collins arrives at Longbourn in Pride and Prejudice or when Jane writes to her nice Fanny Knight, “Anything is to be preferred or endured rather than marrying without Affection.”, and every other significant event in Jane Austen’s world. Available through JASNA’s website.
Love Pride and Prejudice Shoppe
This online shop offers over 50 images by Victorian era illustrator Hugh Thomson from Pride and Prejudice that have been colorized and added to many different products available. I particularly liked their wall calendar for 2009.
Pride and Prejudice: Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy 2009 Wall Calendar. Enjoy twelve images of that famous couple from Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy illustrated by the renowned artist Hugh Thomson. The calendar measures 11″ x 17″ and the 11″ x 11″ illustrations could be framed or re-used in your next art project. From the Love Pride and Prejudice Shoppe at Cafepress.
The Jane Austen Centre Online Giftshop
From Jane Austen ‘central headquarters’ in Bath, England, The Jane Austen Centre is the hub and heart of all things Austen and features a museum and giftshop which ships worldwide.
The 2009 Jane Austen Calendar features images from film and televsion locations used in the many movies and mini-series of Jane Austen’s novels including locations from The Jane Austen Centre in Bath to Dublin Castle, Ireland.
Jane Austen’s England 2009 Calendar features more than 80 beautiful and inspiring photographs of Jane Austen’s England taken by author Lori Smith during her journey while she researched her book A Walk with Jane Austen. She covered every significant place that touched Jane Austen’s life including, Chawton Cottage, Steventon, Bath, Chatsworth and many more.
Don’t wait to order. January 1st is quickly approaching and one would not want to miss the opportunity to be informed, organized and inspired by Jane Austen in the New Year!
Read about the battle for Lord Nelson’s watch online at the Telegram.co.uk