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Mr Bingley and Bridget Jones

Mr Bingley and Bridget Jones

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Mr Wickham – Unpunished?

Wickham - An example of an infantryman

Mr Wickham – Unpunished?

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The Lizzie Bennet Diaries – Showing Us The Way Forward

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries – Showing Us The Way Forward

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Bridget Jones Diary Part 3 – Lizzy Bennet no more? 

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Pride and Prejudice Turns 200 – A Cartoon Celebration

Pride and Prejudice Turns 200 – A Cartoon Celebration

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Regency Silhouette Christmas Ornament

 Colleen Babcock: Regency Silhouette Christmas Ornament

Colleen BabcockIt is a truth universally acknowledged, that a lone crafter in possession of a sewing machine, must be in want of a free tutorial. I’m Colleen Babcock, and I’m here as a guest contributor at the Jane Austen Centre’s online magazine to provide you with just that.

I am a cloth art doll and craft designer, as well as a Jane Austen fan, living in London. Originally from Canada, I teach and exhibit in the UK and across North America. With work featured in several books and magazines, I also write guest posts for popular craft blogs while keeping the creativity levels high with free tutorials on my own blog, The Magic Bean.

Colleen Babcock’s adorable Regency silhouette ornaments.

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Fancy’s Fools

Alison Steadman and Benjamin Whitrow as Mr. and Mrs. Bennet.

Benjamin Whitrow (Mr Bennet of Pride and Prejudice, 1995, fame) once said, “The Bennets do a lot of eating in the film, so Ron [Sutcliffe] the standby props man, asked me what I liked to eat. I told him gooseberry fool was my favorite pudding and he kindly provided it for me. It was so delicious that during the first two takes of the scene [episode six, “…Mr and Mrs Wickham shall never be admitted to Longbourn…”] I gorged myself. At the other end of the table Alison Steadman cannily toyed with a couple of grapes. It took two days to shoot this and I shall never be able to eat gooseberry fool again!” Continue reading Fancy’s Fools