Sanditon on TV

Jane Austen's unfinished novel, Sanditon, has been finished by the renownedAndrew Daviesin an eight part television series. In a 21 century mash-up, he has let his imagination take off into the realms of sexy males and the mores of a sea-side resort. Reviews by theBBCand in theTelegraphentice more than lovers of "costume dramas". The series airs this fall on ITV in the UK. Canadians must gaze jealously from afar - until 2020, when PBS will air the series. Thanks to Randie for this news.

A Jane Austen letter

TheJane Austen's House Museumhas initiated a fund-raising campaign to purchase a rare letter written by Jane Austen. Whether or not you want to contribute,take a look at the letteron their site.

Time for a Laugh!

Ellyn Cardon, a senior undergraduate at Brigham Young University, is the winner of this year's JASNA Young Filmmaker Contest for her entry,Mrs. Bennet's Plan. This short spoof is worthy of Jane Austen's juvenilia.