God bless Jane Austen. Not only did she enliven our English lit lessons, she taught us that a good woman has a strong spirit (Pride & Prejudice), a big mouth (Sense & Sensibility), and nice manners (Mansfield Park). That its OK to be a bit irritating (Emma) and that if you dont marry the man you love, dont marry anyone (Persuasion)!
So, with the anniversary of her death on 18 July, and in honour of a truly excellent social satirist, we are celebrating the great Austen heroines as they have been immortalised in film, by some truly great actresses
Oh, and heres to Mr Darcy tooMore