Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Jane!

It's Jane Austen's 235th birthday which is so much so a landmark that even Google is giving Miss Austen a nod this year.  Also in celebration is a birthday blog tour complete with many posts and prizes.

“'A woman of seven and twenty,’ said Marianne, after pausing a moment, 'can never hope to feel or inspire affection again.’”
Sense and Sensibility, Chapter 8

 ...but one of five and two-hundred and thirty certainly does!


  1. Well happy birthday Jane! Nice to know that google is reckonising the birthday of one of the worlds most celebrated and beloved authors :)

  2. I absolutely love that google has joined in on the fun! Happy birthday, Jane, indeed! Vic

  3. I was glad to see that Google had joined in, but sadly, it´s only Google uk that has this gorgeous design. I went to google just to see it and it wasn´t there. :(

    Happy Birthday Jane Austen!!!!!

  4. Happy Birthday
    my dear
    Miss Austen

  5. Thanks Inkent, I kept looking at Google and could never pull it I know why! It was a fabulous design!

    On the same day, this appeared on one of the morning news was no surprise to me, I have a 16 year old who agrees wholeheartedly with the notion that there are few if any role models for "real" girls to look to nowadays...

    Cannot wait for next year's annul JASNA convention celebrating the 200th anniversary of Sense & Sensibility!