• Jennifer Abella

Whatever happened to Bingley (and other Austen links)

The holidays are over, and you’re finally getting back into the swing of things. Maybe you’re wondering what you missed while you were gift shopping, going to holiday parties and traveling. Here are a few links of interest:

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Whatever happened to Bingley? Remember Darcy’s BFF in the Colin Firth adaptation of “Pride & Prejudice”? Spoiler: He’s now a teacher!


Jane Austen: The Lena Dunham of her time?


The New Yorker on returning to life with ‘Emma’

Do you think “Emma” is Austen’s best novel?


What Austen’s novels tell us about today


Jane Austen’s guide to Alzheimer’s


Wouldn’t we all love an Austen reading room?


Pop quiz! How well do you know Austen’s books?


Check out the Austen family music books


Over the holidays, there was a Pride & Prejudice panto in the UK


Rosamund Pike narrates new audio version of Pride & Prejudice: Jane Bennet (P&P05) herself steps up the mic.


Slate celebrates Austen’s “perfect novel”: “Emma.”


Check out the trailer and mark your calendars for “Unleashing Mr. Darcy,” a modern update of P&P — set in the world of dog shows — coming to Hallmark Channel on Jan. 23.



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Jennifer Abella is a TV/movie/pop culture/knitting/sewing/Jane Austen geek. Oh, and a total Anglophile. Follow @nextjen on Twitter.


Winner of the North Carolina Humanities Council’s Joel Gradin Award for Excellence in Public Humanities

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