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Willoughby's Return

Here's an extract from Willoughby's Return. Marianne Dashwood, now Mrs. Brandon, is giving a ball at Delaford Park in the hope of finding a suitable beau for her sister Margaret. Colonel Brandon's sister Lady Lawrence and her husband Sir Edgar Lawrence have recently returned from France. Marianne thinks that their son, Colonel William Brandon's nephew, Henry Lawrence, seems likely to make a good suitor for Margaret. However, in a strange twist of fate Mr. Willoughby who has returned to the neighbourhood also appears to be on friendly terms with this nephew, and before long Marianne is drawn into circumstances she can do nothing about.  Marianne and Elinor On the following Tuesday afternoon, Elinor and Marianne were sitting in the latter’s favourite room at Delaford, a small parlour with windows that looked toward the orchard and the mellow brick garden walls that enclosed it. The apple trees, heavy with fruit, gleamed crimson in the October sunshine, and

A Special Discount for a Worthwhile Cause - Gone Reading International

A little while ago I wrote about the wonderful work that Gone Reading  is doing to help the cause of improving literacy in the Third World. Brad Wirz contacted me recently to say that they will be offering a special discount to my readers of 25% on all products in their online shop until 10th March. All you have to do is put in the coupon code JANEODIWE25 when you make a purchase. Besides Jane Austen gifts  there are all sorts of other treats for book lovers, and you can feel doubly good that your contributions will be helping a worthwhile cause! Here's a message from Gone Reading founder Brad Wirz: Dear Fellow Readers & Book Lovers: If you’re like me, you just can’t imagine living in a world without reading. Unfortunately, for almost a billion people today, that’s exactly where they find themselves. There are countless villages, towns and vast regions of this planet where the power of reading has yet to shine its light. Gone Reading International, LLC was founded to bring

Beautiful Lyme in Winter!