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    Re: Austenland, a great book for all you Mr. Darcy/Colin Firth fans

    Yes, the new one in Beaverton (which is a great store!!). There's an Ulta, Powell's, a Century theater, Dessert Noir (great restaurant), and an Apple store all next to each other. It's my favorite little place to go because parking's a breeze. Our date night location.

    I haven't read any of her other books, but I think Courtney has read one.

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    Re: Austenland, a great book for all you Mr. Darcy/Colin Firth fans

    I just watched the Matthew McFayden version last night. I love the cinematography in that version. But I agree, Colin Firth is the best!

    I have requested this book from my local library. Thanks for the heads up on this.

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    Re: Austenland, a great book for all you Mr. Darcy/Colin Firth fans

    What a response from fellow Austen/Firth lovers! Hope you all enjoy the book. I would love to see it as a movie. Maybe Colin Firth could make a cameo.

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    Re: Austenland, a great book for all you Mr. Darcy/Colin Firth fans

    Nancy: Is this book just out in hardback right now?

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    Re: Austenland, a great book for all you Mr. Darcy/Colin Firth fans

    I think EVERY thread should come with Colin Firth. And Nancy, I'm going to have to run out and buy the book!

    (Slightly off-topic: Is there a "Becoming Jane" thread yet? I'm interested in the movie, but I'm not big on fictionalized non-fiction, and I want to see others' opinions before I drag my husband to the cinema...)
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    Re: Austenland, a great book for all you Mr. Darcy/Colin Firth fans

    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessY View Post
    Nancy: Is this book just out in hardback right now?
    Unfortunitly Princess, it is only in hardcover. The list price is $19.95. It only took me two days to read it, so maybe you can try your library? Books normally take 8 months to a year to be released in paperback. I have an advance copy but am going to give it to a friend who is obsessed over Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy, otherwise I would give you mine.

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    Re: Austenland, a great book for all you Mr. Darcy/Colin Firth fans

    Quote Originally Posted by Nancywitt View Post
    I have an advance copy but am going to give it to a friend who is obsessed over Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy, otherwise I would give you mine.
    You are very sweet! Thanks for the thought! I found it on Amazon for $13.00 so that sounds like a good deal.

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    Re: Austenland, a great book for all you Mr. Darcy/Colin Firth fans

    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessY View Post
    You are very sweet! Thanks for the thought! I found it on Amazon for $13.00 so that sounds like a good deal.
    Oh I'm glad you found a deal. Let me know what you think of it. All of you, write your review after you finish it. I'm interested to know if you all like it. It is no War and Peace, but it is a fun read that makes you feel good.

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    Re: Austenland, a great book for all you Mr. Darcy/Colin Firth fans

    i've never seen the 80's version, one of these days i intend on renting it, just havn't yet. so Matt is my Darcy. guess it's just being part of the new generation.


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    Re: Austenland, a great book for all you Mr. Darcy/Colin Firth fans

    Quote Originally Posted by krystledm View Post
    i've never seen the 80's version, one of these days i intend on renting it, just havn't yet. so Matt is my Darcy. guess it's just being part of the new generation.
    Wow, you have to see the TV version. For me, the newer movie was boring. (Seems odd that the 5 hour version is less boring than the 2 hour one, but the newer one just didn't have the romance of the TV version.) I wasn't a Colin Firth fan before seeing it, but fell in love with him as Mr. Darcy.

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    Re: Austenland, a great book for all you Mr. Darcy/Colin Firth fans

    I have the Shannon Hale book in my "To Read" pile, as well as "Me & Mr. Darcy".
    I really enjoyed the trilogy by Pamela Aidan...which begins with "An Assembly Such as This." The second book seems to wander a bit off track, but where it follows the original P&P is great.
    I think my favorite book from Darcy's perspective is "Darcy's Story" by Janet Aylmer. I picked this one up at the Jane Austen Center in Bath a few years back, but with the renewed interest in P&P, it's readily available from Amazon in a reprint.

    BTW, has anyone seen the previews for the new Firth movie, "The Last Legion"?
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    Re: Austenland, a great book for all you Mr. Darcy/Colin Firth fans

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    as well as "Me & Mr. Darcy".
    I was wondering about this book too.

    And it looks like I'll be going to the movies by myself to see "Becoming Jane". Definitely not DH's kind of movie.

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    Re: Austenland, a great book for all you Mr. Darcy/Colin Firth fans

    I would love to see Becoming Jane but it is in limited release right now (not that you would understand that from all the commercials they've run for it urging us to run out and see it) and it is not playing anywhere near me at the moment. They did this with Miss Potter too.

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    Re: Austenland, a great book for all you Mr. Darcy/Colin Firth fans

    Here is what Glamour magazine had to say about Becoming Jane and Austenland.

    "Becoming Jane is a period piece, but here's why this film-loosely based on Austen's life-is no snoozefest: The romance between Jane (Anne Hathaway) and her love interest is bubbling-under-the-surface hot."

    "Another Austen retread that'll become a classic, a la Bridget Jones's Diary. Shannon Hale's sharp book, Austenland, which follows a single gal at a Jane Austen fantasy camp complete with gentlemen callers. Sounds corny, but like Ms. Jane's own novels, it's so gloriously satisfying."

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    Re: Austenland, a great book for all you Mr. Darcy/Colin Firth fans

    We looooved Becoming Jane. Really loved it. It's so satisfying. Will be up there with our love for Sense & Sensibility, Emma and Pride and Prejudice. And of course Bridget Jones (for me, not my daughter).

    They showed the preview for the movie The Jane Austen Book Club.
    http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/180979...qtv-s.39039088-

    Looks okay! I loved the book, but I need to re-read it because my daughter wants to read it and I can't remember if it's appropriate for her.

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