Jane Austen Book Club Update

The March meeting of the Jane Austen Book Club was our biggest ever!  We discussed Northanger Abbey. including the new film adaptation.  This month we are reading Mansfield Park.  Our next meeting is April 14th at 6:00 pm.  We are having a real English tea provided by 2 couples from England.  We have our own donated tea set, silver service, tablecloths and matching napkins - so cute.  Don't forget Masterpiece on PBS continues the Complete Jane Austen with "Emma" starring Kate Beckwith.  It's a very faithful adaptation but the hats she wears as Emma are a total giggle.  Here's an example:

So don't forget to tune into Masterpiece on PBS at 9:00 EDT.  Yes, it's Easter Sunday, but by then you should have dinner washed up and put away and the kids will all be comatose from the Easter Basket candy, so you can make a cup of tea and curl up on the couch and watch Emma try out her matchmaking skills.  Boo and hiss Mr. Elton and sigh for Mr. Knightly and see if even Harriet Smith can fall in love with three different men in one year!