today is her actual birthday & we have plenty of opps to celebrate ~
there's a birthday blog hop organized by Maria Grazia, of My Jane Austen Book Club with various bloggers posting their Happy Birthday posts and tributes to Jane Austen today, December 16th, with the HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JANE logo, as above, created by Adriana Zardini of Jane Austen CLub (JASBRA) - just for the occasion.
any Jane lovers out there, you're invited to join the celebrations in her honour.
as well, there's the extremely welcome news offered on *Jane Austen Today* ~
Free Jane Austen eBooks in honour of her 235th Birthday Thursday, Dec 16th!
Sourcebooks, the world’s leading publisher of Jane Austen fiction, is offering a unique deal to readers who want to celebrate Jane by reading special editions of all six of Austen’s beloved novels in a 21st century format.
The free books come with Brock illustrations
Special e-book editions of Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion and Mansfield Park will be available for free for one day only. These celebratory editions include the full novels, plus the legendary color illustrations of the Brock brothers, originally created to accompany the books in 1898.
In addition to the Jane Austen classics, readers can also enjoy ten bestselling Austen-inspired novels for free on December 16th in honor of her birthday, including, Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll, Mr. Darcy’s Diary by Amanda Grange and Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One by Sharon Lathan.
Click here to view Sourcebooks eBook page.
and my own contribution to the Jane Austen Celebration for more Jane enjoyment... Thanks for joining us today!