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

    Have you read this book yet?



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    "In 32-year-old singleton Jane Hayes's mind, no man in the world can measure up to Fitzwilliam Darcy—specifically the Fitzwilliam played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Jane is forced to confront her Austen obsession when her wealthy great-aunt Carolyn dies and leaves her an all-expenses-paid vacation to Pembrook Park, a British resort where guests live like the characters in Jane's beloved Austen novels. Jane sees the trip as an opportunity for one last indulgence of her obsession before she puts it "all behind her—Austen, men, fantasies, period," but the lines between reality and fiction become pleasantly blurred as Jane acclimates to the world of Spencer jackets and stringent etiquette rules, and finds herself torn between the Darcyesque Mr. Nobley and a forbidden tryst with Pembrook Park's gardener."

    I absolutly loved this! If I were to write a novel, I think it would turn out like this. Give it a read.

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

    Haven't heard of it, but I'm going to check it out!

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

    Sounds fun! And easy to relate too. Gotta LOVE Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy!!! I'll have to check it out. Thanks for posting it.

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

    I am going to read this!

    Everyone knows the perfect man is Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy ....
    One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.


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

    This sounds great! And I can't believe that Disneyballerina hasn't posted in here yet -- she is the one that got me started on Colin Firth!!
    I love my awesome crazy wonderful friends!!

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

    And just because I can ....

    One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse princess View Post
    Of course I am worried about your mental health. I want happiness for all. Like we can all be like the Smurfs. But without Gargomel. He was mean.

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

    Yummy!

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

    Oh wow. This thread should come with a warning!!
    I love my awesome crazy wonderful friends!!

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    then 10 seconds later you’d be playing like you were best friends?"
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    Re: Austenland, a great book for all you Mr. Darcy/Colin Firth fans

    Oh my! Now must drag out all my Colin Firth movies. He's dreamy!

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

    Must be time to watch "Love Actually"!

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

    i'm more of a Matthew McFayden girl, but i think i'm gonna have to read this, thanks for the heads up!

    btw, thats him




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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'm more of a Matthew McFayden girl,
    He was "okay" as Mr. Darcy. But I'll take Colin!

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

    Yah ... I just went up to Barnes & Noble and bought the book.

    Matthew McFayden was good as Darcy .... but to me Colin Firth will always be the Mr. Darcy.
    One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.


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

    My daughter (fellow Austen addict) and I met the author at her reading here in Portland a few weeks ago. It's a great book!!

    We're heading out in a few minutes to see Becoming Jane.

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

    No way Claire!! I love that author -- I've read Princess Academy and Goose Girl and am now reading Enna Burning. Was she at Powell's?

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