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My Idea of the Best Company

Erin Blakemore & Laurel Ann Nattess B&N Event May 20, 2011

“My idea of good company, Mr. Elliot, is the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.”

“You are mistaken,” said he gently; “that is not good company; that is the best. Anne Elliot & William Elliot, Persuasion, Chapter 16

A wonderful time was had by all at the discussion and signing for Erin Blakemore, author of The Heroine’s Bookshelf: Life Lessons, from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder on Friday at my Barnes & Noble in Lynnwood, WA. Erin gave an engaging speech on her inspiration to write the book (those amazing literary heroine’s that we all grew up with) and then opened it up to the attendees for a lively discussion. Also in attendance was Katherine Cox, blog mistress of Gaskell Blog. Here are a few photos.

Erin Blakemore B&N Event May 20, 2011

Erin Blakemore B&N Event May 20, 2011

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