Pleasantly Surprised by Sense and Sensibility

I’ll admit it, I was skeptical. After all, I was practically raised on the brilliant 1995 Sense and Sensibility with Emma Thompson. How could this BBC miniseries match that? Did you SEE the actor they picked to play Willoughby? But I reluctantly agreed to watch it and ate every one of my cynical thoughts. I... Continue Reading →

A Man Named Willoughby

SEPT / OCT 2013: BY VERONICA LEIGH Not all villains are bent on evil. Most do not even consider their actions evil. In their minds, they’re looking out for their own best interests or they are “following their heart.” Many even have good qualities; they love and give and show flickers of morality. Mr. John... Continue Reading →

Quiet Virtue

JAN / FEB 2013: BY CHRISTY McDOUGALL Recently I read an article about Jane Austen in which Edward Ferrars was remarked upon as unintelligent and uninteresting. It’s all the rage these days to denigrate the quiet, virtuous character of Edward, along with the similarly quiet and virtuous character of Edmund Bertram (who was called a... Continue Reading →

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