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A link to Yale Books blog post entitled “A Jane Austen Christmas”

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Inquiring readers, I first read Pride and Prejudice when I was fourteen years old. The novel was a Christmas gift from my parents. One of the first Christmas songs this Dutch girl learned in English was “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” a song that was popularized in an arrangement by Frederic Austin in 1909. We […]

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“I wish you a cheerful and at times even a Merry Christmas.” — Jane Austen While Christmas festivities were not as commercial as they were during Queen Victoria’s and our time, families in Jane Austen’s era celebrated the holiday with much merriment, many gatherings and parties, and some gift giving. Houses were decorated with evergreens […]

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Christmas day for many of us means family get-togethers, feasting, drinking eggnog and spiced mulled wine or apple cider, and playing games. We love to puzzle. This lovely book style 500 piece jigsaw puzzle with illustrations by Hugh Thompson presents the perfect relaxed way for us to spend time together. The ladies puzzle near the […]

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Christmas fun during a regency Christmas day.

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