My Mr Darcy and Your Mr Bingley Blog Tour

    One simple, uncharacteristic subterfuge leaves Fitzwilliam Darcy needing to apologize to nearly everyone he knows! When Charles Bingley reaps the sad repercussions of Mr. Darcy’s sin of omission, Elizabeth Bennet’s clear-eyed view of the facts gives her the … Read More

Garden Like Austen with Linda Beutler

Jane Austen Invades Portland’s Yard, Garden & Patio Show! JASNA member, clematis collection curator, and author Linda Beutler will reprise her illustrated lecture, “Garden Like Austen: Plants Jane knew and grew and so can you!” during the free seminar series … Read More

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a review (two stars)

It is only right to begin with a few disclaimers. First, I—and  members of the Southwest Washington–Northwest Oregon regional chapter of JASNA—was invited to a free screening of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”, tonight (1-13-2016). Second, I have not read … Read More

Let’s Have a Ball!

Dateline Netherfield Park, 26 November 2015 or 1811 But what to serve your guests!? It hinges upon, one supposes, just how intoxicated you want them to become? On a cold night, we might at least serve negus to warm and … Read More

A Cocktail for Mr. Bingley, or You Are What You Drink

Mr. Bingley’s Cocktail, or…You are what you drink. By Linda Beutler Now anyone who knows me well will tell you my unrepentantly lust-filled forays into Jane Austen Fan Fiction are in some part fueled by the occasional infusion of quantities … Read More

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