Austen · Historical · NovElla

Jane Austen’s Birthday 2020

Jane Austen’s 245th birthday! Happy Birthday Jane Austen! December 16, 1775 – July 18, 1817Picture source: The famous author of Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and other novels, December 16, 2020 marks Jane Austen’s 245th birthday! Although the above portrait has not been officially authenticated as Jane Austen herself, there is a lot of evidence… Continue reading Jane Austen’s Birthday 2020

Fairy Tale · LOTR · NovElla

Tolkien’s Birthday 2020

Happy Birthday J.R.R. Tolkien! John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892. The famous author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Tolkien was also a professor at Oxford and a loving father. Today, I’m going to highlight one of his lesser known works: The Father Christmas Letters. This endearing collection… Continue reading Tolkien’s Birthday 2020

Austen · NovElla · Quotes

Jane Austen’s Birthday 2019

Happy Birthday Jane Austen! December 16, 1775 – July 18, 1817 “At Christmas every body invites their friends about them, and people think little of even the worst weather. I was snowed up at a friend’s house once for a week. Nothing could be pleasanter.” – Jane Austen, Emma [said by Mr. Elton]  

Cinderella · Historical · NovElla

Louisa May Alcott’s Modern Cinderella

Do you like modern retellings of your favorite timeworn tales? The short story, A Modern Cinderella, Or The Little Old Shoe, was considered an “updated” version by author Louisa May Alcott — in 1860! Which means, to us, it’s now historical. That makes the story a fantastic mix between the American lifestyle in the late… Continue reading Louisa May Alcott’s Modern Cinderella