The ‘Happy Birthday Jane’ Blog Tour Begins on December 16th

Please join me and fourteen other Jane Austen bloggers and Austenesque authors next Thursday, December 16, 2010 for a celebratory blog tour, Happy Birthday Jane. Yes. Our dear Jane Austen will be 235 year old! Born on a bitterly cold day on the 16th December 1775 at Steventon Rectory near Alton in Hampshire, England, she would later go on to write six major novels that are considered literary masterpieces and the delight of many readers.

Maria Grazia of My Jane Austen Book Club and Fly High blogs is sponsoring the event, which should prove to be a fitting tribute to our favorite author. There will be posts at each of the blogs in celebration and giveaway prizes. Here is the list of the Happy Birthday Jane blog tour:

  1. Adriana Zardini at Jane Austen Sociedad do Brasil
  2. Laurel Ann at Austenprose – A Jane Austen Blog
  3. Vic Sanborn at Jane Austen’s World
  4. Katherine Cox at November’s Autumn
  5. Karen Wasylowski at  Karen Wasylowski Blog
  6. Laurie Viera Rigler at Jane Austen Addict Blog
  7. Lynn Shepherd at her Lynn Shepherd Blog
  8. Jane Greensmith at Reading, Writing, Working, Playing
  9. Jane Odiwe at Jane Austen Sequels Blog
  10. Alexa Adams at First Impressions Blog
  11. Regina Jeffers at her Regina Jeffers Blog
  12. Cindy Jones at First Draft Blog
  13. Janet Mullany at Risky Regencies Blog
  14. Maria Grazia at My Jane Austen Book Club Blog
  15. Meredith at Austenesque Reviews

Visit each of the blogs on the tour and discover Happy Birthday posts and tributes to Jane Austen on  December 16th displaying the lovely Happy Birthday Jane graphic created by Adriana Zardini (JASBRA) just for the occasion. If you leave a comment at any or all of the blogs you will enter a chance to win one of the wonderful gifts we are being giving away:

Books – (1 signed copy):

  1. Willoughby’s Return, by Jane Odiwe
  2. Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, by Laurie Viera Rigler
  3. Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict, by Laurie Viera Rigler
  4. Murder at Mansfield Park, by Lynn Shepherd
  5. Intimations of Austen, by Jane Greensmith
  6. Darcy’s Passions: Pride and Prejudice Retold Through His Eyes, by Regina Jeffers
  7. First Impressions. A Tale of Less Pride and Prejudice, by Alexa Adams
  8. Jane and the Damned, by Janet Mullany
  9. Bespelling Jane Austen, by Janet Mullany

Other gifts:

  1. Austen bag offered by Karen Wasylowski
  2. DVD of Pride & Prejudice 2005 offered by Regina Jeffers
  3. One package of Bingley’s Tea.  (flavor  “Marianne’s Wild Abandon” ) offered by Cindy Jones
  4. DVD of Jane Austen in Manhattan offered by Maria Grazia
  5. Three issues of Jane Austen Regency World offered by Maria Grazia

The giveaway contest ends on December 22nd, 2010.  Winners will be announced on the My Jane Austen Book Club Blog on December 23rd.

Let the celebration begin. Happy Birthday, dear Jane!


Laurel Ann

© 2010 Laurel Ann Nattress, Austenprose

14 thoughts on “The ‘Happy Birthday Jane’ Blog Tour Begins on December 16th

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  1. Happy birthday, Auntie Jane!

    I’m currently finishing the annotated edition of your P&P, edited by Patricia Spacks, and I’m thrilled to gain new insights into this delightful work of yours.

    Your books are gifts that keep on giving… so thank you.

    And thanks for all the lovely ladies that share this joy with me! =)


  2. Jane is my all time favourite author and it’s so wonderful to see how much her books are still loved even 235 years after she was born.

    Had to enter the competition – what a FABULOUS set of prizes!


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