Every so often my husband and I go on a Jane Austen binge. That’s what we’ve done for the last three weekends. We started by watching Emma, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeremy Northam. Then we watched Sense and Sensibility, with Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant, and finished out the weekend with Persuasion, with Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds. Last weekend, we watched all six episodes of the Jennifer Ehle/Colin Firth version of Pride and Prejudice. And this weekend, we watched Pride and Prejudice starring Keira Knightly and Matthew MacFadyen.
It’s a lovely thing to do on a weekend, or even three weekends! And now we hear that there are new TV mini-series versions of Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion all coming out in November, and a new version of Sense and Sensibility is due out soon, also. So the next time we are hit with a Jane Austen craving, it could take months to satisfy it!