What’s the Jane Austen News this week? The Love and Friendship Trailer is Here! Whit Stillman’s Jane Austen film adaptation, Love and Friendship, starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny, is set to open the San Francisco International Film Festival on April 21st. Great news! Even better, we can now finally see a trailer for the upcoming film, which is set to be released in the UK on the 27th of May, and you can find the latest official trailer here. We can hardly wait! Staying In the Estate That Inspired Pride and Prejudice Rumor has it that Austen started writing Pride and Prejudice after a rejuvenating stay at Goodnestone Park; an English manor in Kent—and that a double wedding held at the mansion inspired the double weddings of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, and of her sister Jane Bennet and Mr. Bingley. Now the estate will be available to stay in for the first time this coming July, and it gives guests the chance to step back into 18th-century England. It has 12-bedrooms, formal dining rooms, cozy drawing rooms, and, of course, a vast classic library! It’s not cheap, but it is stunning! You can have a look at a few of the photos of the estate here. A Thesis That We’ll Want To Read On the whole our impression of university thesis’ are that they are pretty heavy going, and generally have very complex titles about sub-atomic particles, or maybe the life cycle of the Amazonian tree frog. But one
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