Giveaway Winners Announced for The Jane Austen Handbook

The Jane Austen Handbook, by Margaret Sullivan (2011)43 of you left comments qualifying you for a chance to win one of three copies of The Jane Austen Handbook, by Margaret C. Sullivan. The winners drawn at random are:

  • Barbara Kidder, who left a comment on March 22
  • Joy Andrea, who left a comment on March 22
  • Amanda, who left a comment on March 28

Congratulations ladies. To claim your prize, please contact me with your full name and address by Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Shipment is to US and Canadian addresses only.

Thanks to all who left comments, but especially to those who attempted to guess Margaret’s middle name. Here are some of the best names offered:

Camille, Constance, Charity, Clarissa, Clementine, Collins, Cecelia, Cordelia, Calliope, Camilla, Cressida, Candace, Cerulean, Clairvoyant, Cleopatra, Cassiopeia and Cathleen.

Some of you guessed it right off the bat. Margaret’s middle name is appropriately, Catherine – just like Jane Austen’s impressionable heroine in Northanger Abbey.

I now stand corrected. I always thought the C. was for Cluebat!

Many thanks again to all and especially Margaret. Winners, enjoy your books.

Cheers,

Laurel Ann

© 2007 – 2011 Laurel Ann Nattress, Austenprose

Go Gothic with Northanger Abbey: Catherine Morland’s Experience in Bath Part 2

if adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village,
she must seek them abroad

Dancing in Regency Bath: Upper Assembly Rooms 

at Jane Austen’s World 

Discover all the social customs and proper etiquette of dancing in Regency Bath, in this excellent article by Ms. Place (Vic), Dancing in Regency Bath: Upper Assembly Rooms at Jane Austen’s World as she offers her second installment during Go Gothic with Northanger Abbey this month. Learn all about the history and social customs that heroine Catherine Morland must conform to on her first visit to the Upper Rooms, and why she unfortunately is not able to dance. Also included is information on Beau Nash the arbiter of taste and fashion in the 18th-century who was the Master of Ceremonies in Bath, and many other interesting facts that made Bath the social center of Regency England. Please check back every Tuesday in October for her next contribution to our understanding of Catherine Morland’s experience in Bath. Thanks Vic!