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!

5 comments:

Rebecca said...

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

janeaustensworld said...

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

lnkent said...

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!!!!!

Miss Honnete said...

Happy Birthday
my dear
Miss Austen
:D....................:D

Lady Webster said...

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

On the same day, this appeared on one of the morning news shows...it 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...

http://amfix.blogs.cnn.com/2010/12/16/jane-austen-what-me-sexy/

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