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Friday, 9 August 2013


It's true!
Today is the Birthday of my fave Jane Austen character
Anne Elliot!
Her 226th Birthday  to be exact !
Tea Party is for Jane Austen's Anne Elliot's Birthday
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Born on August 9th, 1787
as described in the opening of "Persuasion"...
"SIR WALTER ELLIOT of Kellynch Hall, in Somersetshire,
was a man who, for his own amusement, never took up any book but
the Baronetage... at which the favourite volume always opened:--
'Walter Elliot, born March 1, 1760, married, July 15, 1784,...
Anne, born August 9, 1787..."

Sounds like cause enough for a celebration to me!
Reason enough for enjoying cake?
Considering her elder sister, Elizabeth's, 
and  father, Sir Walter Elliot's, disregard of her, 
it's likely Anne's birthdays went uncelebrated after the passing of her mother.
Maybe we can fill that gap?

Shall we enjoy our celebration at Anne's ancestral home
Kellynch Hall?

I'm thinking
we might enjoy an afternoon stroll through the grounds,
then head indoors for generous servings
of some deliteful confection such as
this typical homey , delish plum sponge
Source - Simply Recipes
from fruit in season and readily available ~
or Victorian Sponge ?
Source TY Apple Crumbles !

{ with Cook's favour}
Ices anyone?

Please pass the Jane Austen cookies?

All, of course, with a proper cup of tea !?...

 From a  Jane Austen -- letter of June 15, 1808
"You know how interesting the purchase of a sponge-cake is to me."
If you have time,
 watch the Persuasion movie adaptation - perhaps this weekend?
1995 version with Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds
is my fave... which is yours?

Here's a lovely Persuasion movie clip  with song called 'You're the One'
by another favourite of mine,
Moya  Brennan,
Irish singer and elder sister of Enya..
Definitely taking time out for a full celebration of 
All things Anne
Captain Wentworth with our lovely Anne ~

Feeling refreshed?
In case you're interested in finding out 
which Jane Austen character you are~
Emma Adaptations has created a quiz to add that bit of FuN for Jane Austen Fans.

Thank you for joining me in honouring the lovely woman
of Jane's creation, 
Anne Elliot ! 
Now it's back to our Austen in August  Reading for this Weekend ~
Any special book choice for yours...?

Cannot seem to resist another Jane Austen cover or collection!
Follow FHC's JANE AUSTEN Pinterest Board

Joining Adam's JA Reading party HERE


Sarah's Homemaking Party
Nancy Kelley Writes TBR Readathon 
Katherine's Anything BLue


Sophia Rose said...

Ah, this was a fun Birthday celebration. Happy Birthday, Anne!

Thanks for putting it together.

Anna said...

Loved this post! Happy birthday, Anne!

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

Thanks for partying with us :))
HapPy Weekend...

Brona said...

Happy birthday Anne.

Cynthia said...

I love Anne Elliott. I can never get enough of "Persuasion", whether reading it or watching it. Ciaran Hinds is THE Captain Wentworth that I always think of when I read the novel, and Amanda Root is the perfect Anne. I raise my teacup to her. Thanks for sharing this.

Terra said...

Happy birthday Anne, and what a lovely party you envision here.

Anne Payne said...

What a great idea! I love it. Persuasion is my second favorite Jane Austen book, Emma being the first. Of movie adaptations, the one above is my favorite too :)

My Recent Favorite Books said...

Love the desserts! =)
Wonderful party!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Edith DUTERTRE said...

j'adore Jane AUSTEN
que je lis et relis depuis des années
dans la revue " DES DEUX MONDES"
il y a un article sur ses oeuvres
des plus intéressant
bonne journée
edith (iris) France

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