Happy Thanksgiving Janeites

Cornelis van Spaendonck roses and forget me nots

It is Thanksgiving day here at Woodston Cottage and we are very grateful for many things in our life: friends, family and Janeites. I would like to thank the following:

Our fabulous reviewers: Christina Boyd, Kimberly Denny-Ryder, Lisa Galek, Katie P., Sarah Emsely, Br. Paul Byrd, and Virginia Clare Tharrington, who freely contribute their time and passion for Jane Austen.  

Our wonderful authors: I cannot name you all individually, but we are so glad that you write and we can benefit with hours of reading enjoyment.

Masterpiece Classic PBS: for years of incredible television adaptations of our favorite novels including all of Jane Austen’s major works and new series such as The Paradise and Downton Abbey. All we can say is WOW!

Friends: Syrie James, Diana Birchall, Jane Odiwe, Deborah Holloway, Deborah Barnum, Vic Sanborn and many more. You are the best!

Jane Austen: for six masterpieces, minor works and letters which have given us hours of thought, discussion, enjoyment and my season of second chances.

“Arguments are too much like disputes. If you and Miss Bennet will defer yours till I am out of the room I shall be very thankful;” — Pride and Prejudice 

Our amazing readers: who share our passion for Jane Austen and her legacy with devotion and loyalty.
Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Laurel Ann
© 2013 Laurel Ann Nattress, Austenprose.com

8 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving Janeites

  1. My dear Laurel Ann, I am sure I speak for everyone named in being thankful you are there, in Woodston Cottage, and sharing such a beautiful painting with us, on this day. Can’t speak for Jane Austen, of course, she being dead, but whatever she would think of her varied ragbag of celebrants, I believe she would be thankful for Austenprose!


    • Such a compliment Diana! I am truly touched. If you think Jane Austen would approve then I am certain she would! I am glad you think the image I posted is beautiful. It is a painting by Cornelis van Spaendonck (7 December 1756 – 22 December 1839) a Dutch painter who specialized in still life. I love his work and like to think Jane would approve too. She might have seen his work in London do you think, since he was well-known and exhibited in Paris.


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