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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!


Jane Austen was born on this day, 235 years ago.  December 16th, 1775, was a bitterly cold winter’s day.

Mr Austen wrote, “We have now another girl, a present plaything for her sister Cassy, and a future companion. She is to be Jenny, and seems to me that as if she would be as like Henry as Cassy is to Neddy”. Baby Jane looked like her brother Henry.

Personally, for me it’s fascinating how close Jane Austen’s birthday is to my own – just 5 days apart! My birthday is on December 21st, which makes us both Sagittarians…hmmm.



Austen-Leigh, W. /Austen-Leigh, R. (2009) Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters - A Family Record. Echo Library.


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  2. Happy Birthday Anna.
    I like your creativity in Photoshop.
    The cake looks very inviting. Did you bake it yourself????????

    I f you are ever in London, I like a nice coffee cake with coffee cream filling and icing on the top.

    Well, I can dream. Can't I???

    Have a great Jane Austen birthday.


  3. Thank you, Tony! Enjoy your virtual piece! ;-)

  4. I just read your post and relized today is the 21st. So.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!!!!!! :D I hope your day is/was/will be totally lovely!

  5. Thank you, Aurora! I had a lovely day :)


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