Jane Austen was born on this day in 1775. It's her 245th birthday!
Although she was acting in her and her family’s best interests, I see the loss of Jane Austen’s letters as one of the biggest travesties in the world of literature.
Her work speaks for herself, but I’m a JA fangirl, and if there’s one thing I love, it’s knowing what she was really thinking.
I found this book tucked away at The Open Book in Richmond while taking a lovely group on the London Bookshop Crawl back in February 2020.
Of course I haven’t read it yet, so this is a good chance to sit down and enjoy what letters do remain!
Finished reading just in time! “Remember, remember the fifth of November!” Although it was written in the late 1980s, the themes are very relevant today.
The graphic novel and the film differ significantly, and I recommend anyone interested in dystopian stories or political science read it.
I enjoyed the book but I had a difficult time keeping the characters straight. It’s partially due to the influence of the film, but I realized (halfway through) that I hadn’t picked up on important clues, especially the visual ones. (It’s been years since I read a graphic novel or manga!)
During the 2019 London Bookshop Crawl, I bought my copy from 30th Century Comics.
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