Dear Jane Austen,

Happy Birthday!

Despite only having read two (possibly three, not sure if I finished Sense & Sensibility or I just know the movie really well… Will have to re-read.) of your novels, you are one of my literary heroes. Your prose is sharp, witty, and always poignant. You capture society so well and it seems relevant even though you’re writing about people from hundreds of years ago.

I will always want to re-read your novels, re-watch the adaptations, and recommend your work to everyone. You were a remarkable woman and I hope that we continue to celebrate you.

The Jane Austen Centre in Bath

I visited in the summer. It’s pretty small but worth a look if you’re in the area.

P.S: I lied, I’ve also read her collection of juvenile short stories called Love & Friendship. The characters are ridiculous in the best Austen way. Go and find a copy!

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