Or, I guess what I mean is, Jane Austen is my heroine -- but that doesn't have quite the same "punch" as saying she's my hero. She truly is, though. I've read, re-read, and read some more each of her novels, seen every movie adaptation of them, and never tire of any of it. Jane Austen makes me very happy.
The S. and S. she speaks of is her novel, Sense and Sensibility.
Becoming Jane was on; I caught the last 20 minutes -- enough to have me sobbing. If you haven't seen that movie, what are you waiting for? It stars Ann Hathaway as Jane, and is a fictionalized account of a love affair. No one knows for sure if Jane Austen truly did love and lose Thomas LeFroy, but it is certain that she knew him, and at a time when she would have been contemplating marriage. Even though it might not be completely accurate, the story is so well done that you just have to love it. I know I do.
PTierney Designs. After I bought this pin, I ordered some of the original stamps for a future project. In the meantime, a newer set of Austen postage stamps was released by the Royal Post to honor the 200th year anniversary of the publishing of Pride and Prejudice -- they are on my wish list, too!
I haven't been to England yet -- but when I do go, and I hope it's soon, I will want to visit places Jane lived, visited and wrote about. I will be in literary fan girl heaven. Do you have an author you love and admire as much as I do Austen?