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Last chance for earlybird tickets to the Jane Austen Festival

By johnboy - 16 January 2009 25

As a straight man it’s difficult to express just how little interest I have in Jane Austen (if you think you’re a straight man, but your eyes lit up at the headline, I’ve got some bad news for you).

But for our large readership of non-straight men it’s worth noting that the earlybird season tickets to the Canberra Jane Austen Festival run out on 25 January and with them the chance to save $55.

If you’re just dieing to know more about fashion, etiquette, cooking, bonnets, dance, games, and whatnot from the British Regency period then this is the gig for you. Also lots and lots of Austen.

What’s Your opinion?


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Last chance for earlybird tickets to the Jane Austen Festival
Bells 10:51 am 16 Jan 09

Agree Ant. A great political novel, too, which I think would appeal to more than a few people here if they gave it a chance.

ant 10:50 am 16 Jan 09

Thumper said :

George Elliot btw, and middlemarch must be the most boring novel of all time 😉

You have to be joking. I think it easily qualifies as the best example of “the great English novel”.

ant 10:48 am 16 Jan 09

Bells said :

Ok first of all, Kate Bush sang Wuthering Heights which is a Bronte novel.

Second of all, Mr Darcy (in the the TV series) climbed out of a lake. Tempestas would know this if he had watched the show with me more often.

I think he was mixing it up with the Bridget Jones filum where he does climb out of a fountain, after bashing up Hugh Grant.

Bells 10:42 am 16 Jan 09

Oh I beg to differ. Astoundingly brilliant is how I describe Middlemarch – and the adaptation c1994 with Rufus Sewell is both gripping and faithful.

Thumper 10:39 am 16 Jan 09

Yes, I know, but I just felt that the Wuthering Heights video was roughly pertinent in this case.

I kind of lump the Brontes, Austin, Du Maurier, and whoever wrote Middlemarch all in the same sort category 😉

George Elliot btw, and middlemarch must be the most boring novel of all time 😉

Bells 10:34 am 16 Jan 09

Also, Johnboy, I think the gay man stuff was a tad overdone!

Tempestas 10:31 am 16 Jan 09

peterh said :

starting to get that “hairs on the back of my neck standing up” feeling. my wife will be asking me about the festival tonight, for sure…

I know what you mean.

peterh 10:28 am 16 Jan 09

Bells said :

Ok first of all, Kate Bush sang Wuthering Heights which is a Bronte novel.

Second of all, Mr Darcy (in the the TV series) climbed out of a lake. Tempestas would know this if he had watched the show with me more often.

Third of all, I’m really really keen to go and would love to have someone to go with. Anyone interested?

starting to get that “hairs on the back of my neck standing up” feeling. my wife will be asking me about the festival tonight, for sure…

Bells 10:24 am 16 Jan 09

Ok first of all, Kate Bush sang Wuthering Heights which is a Bronte novel.

Second of all, Mr Darcy (in the the TV series) climbed out of a lake. Tempestas would know this if he had watched the show with me more often.

Third of all, I’m really really keen to go and would love to have someone to go with. Anyone interested?

Thumper 10:11 am 16 Jan 09

Will Kate Bush be there?

johnboy 10:11 am 16 Jan 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

Will there be burnouts, public drunkeness and chicks flashing their tits?

Oh, hang on…

Maybe after the banquet? But I wouldn’t hold my breathe.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 10:08 am 16 Jan 09

Will there be burnouts, public drunkeness and chicks flashing their tits?

Oh, hang on…

Tempestas 10:05 am 16 Jan 09

johnboy said :

Colin Firth look-alikes probably have a pretty pleasant time all the time. Damn their handsome black hearts.

Too true methinks.

Perhaps there is a RiotACT event in the making. Which RiotACTer gets the most notice climbing out of a fountain? I’ll volunteer to commentate.

johnboy 9:59 am 16 Jan 09

Colin Firth look-alikes probably have a pretty pleasant time all the time. Damn their handsome black hearts.

Tempestas 9:57 am 16 Jan 09

What if you are a straight man, but knew your wife would be determined to go?

Of course this may mean that any Colin Firth look-alikes who want to climb out of a fountain may have a very pleasant weekend in April.

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