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Sanditon
Sanditon | Jane Austen
Set in 19th-century England, this engrossing novel satirizes the pretentiousness and duplicity in relationships. Austen's death did not allow her to complete this entertaining piece and it was later finished by another writer.
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eeclayton
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This was so much fun. I enjoyed reading Jane's chapters, and even though I wish she could have finished the book herself, I felt the part written by Another Lady was true to her spirit.
#pemberlittens @sprainedbrain

eeclayton The ending with the abduction was a bit far-fetched and ridiculous, but all in all I found it nice and entertaining. 3mo
charl08 Gorgeous cover 😍 3mo
sprainedbrain That kidnapping! I was laughing, but it was a lot like a Catherine Morland dream and not so much like a Jane Austen event. 😂 3mo
eeclayton @charl08 I like it a lot, too 😊 3mo
eeclayton @sprainedbrain Agreed! 😂 3mo
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Librarybelle
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Thanks to #PemberLittens , I finally had an opportunity to read this one! I think the “Another Lady” captured the essence of Austen‘s words well - it‘s not an exact copy, but the spirit is there. It was an enjoyable stroll through Sanditon & its menagerie of eccentric characters and situations. I‘ll probably think of seaweed differently now!

I finished this morning surrounded by my boys. #SebastianKitty #Zeke #Xander #Vladimir #catsoflitsy

RaeLovesToRead So... many... floofs! 😍😍😍 3mo
JenReadsAlot 😻 3mo
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BarkingMadRun
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I knew this was going to be finished today, it hit that point where I didn‘t want to put it down! My #doublebookspin is done; I haven‘t missed one yet!! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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ravenlee
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As a Jane Austen, it‘s ok. As anybody else, it was quite good. Admittedly I have had very little time to read or attention span for it recently (momming all day and practicing/gigging in the evenings for the past two weeks), so that is likely affecting my experience. Glad to have read this with #PemberLittens and I‘d consider trying another version at some point.

TheBookHippie I wondered about that as well, another version. I did enjoy this one more than I thought I would! 3mo
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Andrea313
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Chapter 9, and it's a veritable parade of weird Parker siblings! Miss Susan talks non-stop like everyone else Charlotte has met, and goes nowhere without her salts and phials; Miss Diana continues to put herself out for the sake of a person she's never met; and Mr. Arthur takes the cake with his daily ration of hot cocoa and his skills with toast. Never burned, never too near the fire, but always well-browned; give this guy a medal! #PemberLittens

mollyrotondo I‘m good with toast 😂 Jane Austen cracks me up!!!! 3mo
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Andrea313
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Chapter 8! Charlotte spots a new arrival in town and runs off to tell the Parkers. But a total creeper of a lady is hot on her heels; turns out it's sister Diana! Through a very Ferris Bueller-esque chain of people, Diana has heard of Mrs. Griffiths of the West Indies who wants to take a place in Old Sandy this summer. Di knows she's just the person to make it happen because she's strong in mind and needs to be USEFUL! #PemberLittens

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Andrea313
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Clawing my way back onto the #PemberLittens wagon! Chapter 7 brings us Sir Edward absolutely droning on and on (and on...) about poetry in an effort to make Clara jealous. Charlotte sees through his tactic and is not having it, so she's forced to buddy up with Lady Denham instead. Lady D also talks on and on, full of self-importance, and it's around this time I imagine Charlotte must be considering just walking straight out into the sea to escape.

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DebinHawaii
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Caught up on chapters 10-14 tonight (OK, 14 is reading ahead for tomorrow because well, Monday). What did I learn? 1) Don‘t got to Sanditon with bronchial conditions like asthma because it‘ll kill you. 2) I don‘t mind not going to Sanditon because if the sea air on my asthma didn‘t kill me, sitting around with all of these people going on & on about their own & each other‘s health issues would definitely do the job! 🤧🤒😷🤕😱
#PemberLittens

sprainedbrain That asthma part was hilarious! 🤣 3mo
TheBookHippie 🤣 3mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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My March #ayearofjaneausten read was Volume 3 Julvenalia. Quite the juxtaposition reading Sanditon immediately after. You could definitely see her growth as a writer and brilliance of what could have been. 📖 🧗‍♀️😔
#janeandwhatcouldhavebeen
#Pemberlittens @sprainedbrain

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sprainedbrain
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Chapter 11 brings us to the end of Jane Austen‘s writing in her last (unfinished) novel. Charlotte is determined to see Sanditon House at last, and meets the newly arrived, very handsome Sidney Parker on the way. A little drama with Clara canoodling with Sir Edward, and we just get into Lady Denham‘s abode when it ends.

I loved this! I know it wasn‘t edited, but such wit and satire-it‘s a shame it wasn‘t completed by the master.⬇️

sprainedbrain I‘m continuing on, in my version completed by ‘another lady.‘ After today, I will stop tagging as I know many were stopping here. So far (and it‘s only a couple pages), this author is keeping to Jane‘s style nicely… the chapter is ended with Lady Denham being a fussy, impatient hostess while waiting on Clara to get back (from canoodling) so that they can go secure a pony for Miss Lambe, who has no use for milch asses but does ride horses.😅 4mo
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TheBookHippie I‘m continuing on as well. This was a lovely surprise! 4mo
Kdgordon88 I‘m continuing on as well. Have been loving your posts. 4mo
Bookwormjillk The version I bought stops here so I‘m stopping for now, but will love following along with your posts. 4mo
LeahBergen I‘ll keep reading your posts to see how this one pans out! 😊 4mo
batsy I'll be following your posts as usual; like @LeahBergen I'm curious to see how it ends 🙂 4mo
jenniferw88 I'm stopping here as well! 4mo
SarahBookInterrupted Thank you for indicating when Janes writing ends. I keep wondering when. It‘s very interesting that Jane put the scene with Clara and Sir Edward, but not the explanation. I wonder what she actually had in mind for them? It really is too bad she didn‘t finish. 4mo
Librarybelle I plan to continue reading the book, just to compare writing styles, etc. 4mo
MicrobeMom So agree. My edition end here! This would have been another masterpiece if Jane had lived to finish it. 4mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig My copies both the audio book and my Clothbound Classic this is Chapter 12???? 4mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig ^but regardless I love it! Just so what might have been. I'm going to stop now as well but keep me on the List. Want to know what #PemberLittens think about continuation. 4mo
Christyco125 This was fun. I still have more book and will finish “another lady‘s” writing. 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly I wish I knew what Jane had had in mind! Thanks for leading the discussion 😄 3mo
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sprainedbrain
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Playing catch-up tonight (work was too much this week 😆). Chapters 9 & 10 bring NEW PEOPLE! We meet Arthur, who turns out to not be sick so much as fond of food & lazing around, & while I can relate sometimes, Charlotte is not impressed. Diana‘s house rental is a fail when Mrs. Griffiths arrives with (only) 3 charges: Miss Lambe is very rich & perhaps actually sickly, & the Miss Beauforts are of course in want of rich husbands.

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Leelee.reads Is there by chance a typo here? The “not interested is asses milk” 4mo
Leelee.reads *is cracking me up! (That sent before I was done typing) 4mo
Bookwormjillk @Leelee.reads haha nope. This book talks a lot about milch asses and their milk. 4mo
batsy I do very much relate to Arthur 😳 I guess hills are nice ... from a distance 😂 4mo
sprainedbrain @Leelee.reads It should have been ‘not interested *in* 4mo
Christyco125 The exchange on the merits of dry toast and the sneaky butter 🧈 between Charlotte and Arthur was pretty funny. “I‘m an excellent toaster” 4mo
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nanuska_153
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Charlotte meets Arthur,who likes his food,his good cocoa and toast and does not like wind and hills.
Diana has been all day running around not only renting a house for Mrs Griffith,but also hiring all the staff to run it.A letter from Mrs Dupuis arrives hand delivered by a Mrs Griffith,asking to be introduced to the Parker's society,but surely must be another Mrs Griffith, it can be that she rented a house without the aid of Diana! #Pemberlittens

ErinSueMreads I am Arthur... 4mo
MicrobeMom 😂😂😂 poor Charlotte stuck with all the fake invalids! 4mo
nanuska_153 @ErinSueMreads 😂😂 me too 🙈 4mo
nanuska_153 @MicrobeMom imagine being there with that family, you couldn't get over all the WTFs 4mo
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nanuska_153
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Miss Diana comes to Sanditon, apparently Susan and Arthur are also here, all of them are still feeling dreadful, but they had to come to get the house for Mrs Griffith. Mrs Griffith has 6 degrees with Kevin Bacon and 7 with Miss Diana, but she has such a strong spirit that she had to come over and get a house that will probably be of the appropriate size for whatever number of family members Mrs Griffith has.

#Pemberlittens

ErinSueMreads 😂😂😂😂😂😂 4mo
julesG 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
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nanuska_153
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Still trying to catch up with Sanditon.

We learn that Sir Edward is interested in sentimental novels in order to get ideas as to how to seduce women. Although ge likes to flirt in general, his main interest is to seduce Clara. She is not interested at all, not that he cares..."if she couldn't be won by affection, he must carry her off". Fortunately he doesn't have the money to take her to Timbuctoo

#Pemberlittens

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batsy
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A gentleman & a lady are overturned in their carriage while toiling up a "long ascent of half rock, half sand". This rocky beginning to an Austen novel is indication enough that "Sanditon will be unlike any other novel Austen wrote", as Kathryn Sunderland says in her intro. I'm sad that this remains uncompleted because Austen died too soon. There is a wild energy to this story: irreverent, uncompromisingly satirical, & weird, like a comic caper.

batsy At a mere 12 chapters, I couldn't resist reading ahead. It also brings home the point that the novel barely got going. It doesn't seem right to rate it, but it's a pick because I'm just going to regret forever that we never got the full thing. For the 21st-century reader, it might seem prescient about the contemporary wellness industry complex, but it also suggests that it has its roots in the 19th century. An odd little delight. #pemberlittens 4mo
Cathythoughts Great review… I want to read it 👍❤️ 4mo
batsy @Cathythoughts Thanks, Cathy 😘 It made me want lots MORE Austen 😢 4mo
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Chrissyreadit That cover! 4mo
batsy @Chrissyreadit Truly captures the essence of the book 😆 4mo
Tamra What a crazy cover! 😆 4mo
sarahbarnes Omg that cover is amazing. 😂 4mo
batsy @Tamra @sarahbarnes I love it 😂 4mo
quietjenn I 💜 this cover so much. 4mo
LeahBergen The bathing machine on the cover! 🤣🤣 I loved this and sooo wanted it to be finished. 4mo
readordierachel Adding to the cover love. Amazing. 4mo
staci.reads Omg, that cover! 😂 4mo
batsy @quietjenn @readordierachel @staci.reads It's so good 😁 4mo
batsy @LeahBergen I feel like this is how I would end up in the sea if I was to use one of those fashionable bathing huts/wagons they did back then 😂 4mo
batsy For anyone interested, the cover illustration is credited as "Venus's bathing (Margate) A fashionable dip", Thomas Rowlandson c. 1800 4mo
inthegreensandblues Dang, I bought the wrong cover 😆 4mo
Suet624 Um….that cover! 3mo
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sprainedbrain
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Ch 8: Charlotte is excited to see a new carriage being unpacked, and rushes home to tell Mr. Parker with someone new following her. The stranger turns out to be poor sickly Diana Parker, who has traveled in haste with her dreadfully ill siblings in order to secure the biggest house possible for the West Indian family (of indeterminate size), who she knows only fourth or fifth hand, who may or may not come to Sanditon to stay in it.

Christyco125 “I shall endeavor to make hotel accommodations for people I don‘t know even if it kills me.” -Miss Diana 4mo
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sprainedbrain @Christyco125 😂😂😂 4mo
Bookwormjillk Did you post this in the middle of the night or am I a day behind? 4mo
sprainedbrain @Bookwormjillk I think it was like 10 pm last night when I posted it. 4mo
Bookwormjillk @sprainedbrain bad news: I can‘t keep anything straight these days good news: I get to read an extra chapter of Sandition today! 4mo
sprainedbrain @Bookwormjillk I haven‘t read chapter 9 yet, which is todays chapter. And I get to read 2 chapters of N&S because I fell asleep before I read chapter 8 of that one last night. 😜 4mo
mollyrotondo So Diana was in no way going to come to Sanditon because she‘s way too ill… Ta da! She pops in with the whole sickly clan 🥸 what a pip! 4mo
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nanuska_153
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Charlotte meets Sir Edward Denham,first she feels a bit flattered by his attentions,but soon she realises that he is also making his moves on Clara.The more he speaks the more than Charlotte realises that he is just a buffoon.
Lady Denham tells Charlotte that Edward and Esther must marry for money and that she has no intention to invite them to stay in Sanditon because she doesn't want to spend the money. Charlotte is not impressed.
#Pemberlittens

MicrobeMom 😂😂 4mo
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nanuska_153
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I'm a couple of days behind with #Pemberlittens Sanditon

Charlotte meets Lady Denham and Miss Brereton. During the tea we discover that Lady Denham doesn't like the butcher's meat being raised by the West Indians purchases and Mr Parker replies that if the butcher gets rich they pay the rent and make THEM rich and MUAHAHA CAPITALISM. Also Lady Denham doesn't like doctors

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sprainedbrain
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Ch 7: Our plucky heroine realizes quickly that the Denhams are a bunch of a$$holes & Mr. Parker is either a terrible judge of character or too invested in Sanditon dreams to care. Miss Denham is a snotty brat to everyone except Lady D, Sir Edward is a fake, foppish literature snob who is apparently resolved on taking out his rival Clara by any means necessary, & Lady D herself is the absolute worst: throughly mean & selfish. ⬇️⬇️

sprainedbrain Holy buckets, that Austen satire is reaching whole new levels in this book! 😬😂 4mo
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SarahBookInterrupted Yes, horrible family. 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly I went immediately from not caring much about Charlotte to absolutely adoring her 😆 I know it‘s impossible but I totally ship her and Clara. 4mo
MicrobeMom This was the best chapter yet! 4mo
mollyrotondo Lady Denham really driving it home that Charlotte should not have any hopes of Edward being sweet on her because he needs to be with someone who has money 🥸 we get it! And we don‘t like him anyway! Lol 4mo
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batsy
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Austen doesn't hold back from skewering the sensitive litbro archetype & his capacity for "great Taste & Feeling" ?

#pemberlittens #Chapter7

Karons1 On my TBR pile 📚are you enjoying it ??? 4mo
batsy @Karons1 Yes, I am! It's quite odd in that it's a bit of a departure in style (more overtly satirical and sharp than any of her other novels) and I'm sad she never got to finish it. 4mo
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Andrea313
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Teatime with Lady D and Clara! While Charlotte admires Clara as a pure storybook heroine (hopefully no Catherine Moreland nonsense ensues!), Parker and Denham talk over the development of the town. They need more visitors and more money- but if the family from the West Indies spends TOO freely, why, they'll ruin everything! Mr. Parker tries to talk some sense into Lady D. and she lets it go, but I'm giving some major side-eye to this conversation.

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sprainedbrain
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Ch 6: An after-dinner library trip ends when the Parkers and Charlotte meet up with Lady Denham and Clara, who return home with them for tea. Charlotte thinks that Clara would be a great novel heroine, except that she doesn‘t seem abused by Lady D. The city founders discuss Sanditon business, Lady D disparages the potential next guests (🤞🏻 some are consumptive!). Mr. P‘s trip/injury was in vain because Sanditon needs no doctor!

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MicrobeMom No need for a doctor it will just make the working class think they are sick and stop working! 🤦‍♀️ 4mo
sprainedbrain @MicrobeMom very cringey! 4mo
Bookwormjillk Whew this chapter was something. Also asses milk 🤣😂 4mo
mklong I started getting Catherine Moreland vibes from Charlotte when she was sizing up Clara, and that is certainly a good thing 4mo
sprainedbrain @mklong I did too! Love it. 4mo
Christyco125 @Bookwormjillk I had to reread that twice. The first time I was humming along and then I was like that can‘t be right and then I was like, “oh yeah, donkey.” But mostly I‘m thinking “Ewww.” 4mo
DebinHawaii @mklong So true! 🤣 4mo
SarahBookInterrupted Who knew asses milk is the cure all for everything. 🤣 4mo
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Andrea313
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Chapter 5 brings a letter from Mr. Parker's sister Diana, who has recently decided to stand staunchly against the 1817 medical-industrial complex. I might side-eye that take here in 2022, but I'm FULLY ON BOARD WITH IT in this case. If I saw a doctor try to cure *a headache* with six days of leeches and then ripping out three teeth, I would also be like, "Nah, doc, I'm good, just gonna rub this sprained ankle a little harder, don't mind me!"

sprainedbrain 😂 4mo
AllDebooks 💯 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
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Andrea313
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Chapter 4 takes us on a little tour of Sanditon, past the house where Mr. Parker grew up and into the new town where shops are springing up all over the place! And of course we catch a glimpse of the beach and my very favorite throwback vacay must-have: the bathing machine! 😂
https://www.messynessychic.com/2014/04/15/victorian-prudes-beachside-bathing-mac...
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Ruthiella Humans are weird! 4mo
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nanuska_153
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Chapter 4 finally in Sanditon with it's shops with modern shoes. We learn that Mrs Parker can talk about gardens as much as Mr Parker about Sanditon

Chapter 5 we learn some things about Mr Parker's family: Susan, Diana and Arthur won't come to Sanditon because they are sick as always although they don't believe in doctors; also we learn that "Sidney is a saucy fellow" and I can't get over it. #Pemberlittens

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sprainedbrain
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Ch 5: Before dinner, Mr. Parker is bothered by no letter from brother Sidney (where is the concern for ankle?!), but entertains the Mrs. and Charlotte with a letter from near-death sister Diana, who lives with tragically ill sister Susan & dreadfully sick/lazy brother Arthur. All are too busy dealing with their maladies to visit Sanditon, but are sending a couple of families.

Excited to meet Sidney… he might be my kind of guy.😂

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Ch 4: Almost to Sanditon, our group passes a lovely country home which turns out to be the ancestral former home of Mr. Parker. Mrs. Parker speaks! And it seems she maybe misses the old house, but Mr. P. clearly prefers the new house in Sanditon. They pass through Old Sanditon, which is still trendy with its blue shoes, in to New Sanditon, a tourist trap under development, to the new, modern Parker house on a windy hill by the sea.

mollyrotondo Mrs Parker had so much to say. Finally! She seems to miss her old home which sounds so lovely. Instead she had to follow her annoying husband to a tourist town that isn‘t even developed yet 🤨 I thought Sanditon was this lavish vacation town but nope. 4mo
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AllDebooks I loved the cabbage comment 🤣 4mo
AllDebooks @mollyrotondo it's nice to get her pov. Really enjoyed her piece regarding their old home. 4mo
batsy The cabbage bit 😂 4mo
MicrobeMom 😂😂😂♥️♥️ 4mo
Christyco125 “It‘s wonderful that we get the brunt of the gales coming off the sea that make it impossible to sleep, at least we get wind unlike the valley where it‘s still and peaceful” - said no one expect Mr Parker 4mo
sprainedbrain @Christyco125 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
DebinHawaii This chapter had me laughing. 🤣🥬 💨 🌊 4mo
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#Pemberlittens Ch.4 of Sanditon - we learn that Mr.Parker has a brother who “speaks his mind” named Sidney; we also learn that Sanditon is civilized- they sell blue shoes there! They finally arrive at Mr.Parker‘s house which is better than his old house, which was built in a hole down the road.

Christyco125 The Mrs speaks at last…then gets shut down just as quickly. 4mo
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Lady Denham, the "great lady" of Sanditon, is absolutely rolling in it, and honestly, I respect it 100%. Her first marriage (at age 30!!!! Old maid showing out!!!) to a rich dude ended up with her accumulating a ton of money. Her second marriage got her a title, and you can tell this BAMF has no regrets. Now she's taken in a distant relation, seemingly having saved her from a horrible Fanny Price-esque lot. I want to meet her asap! #PemberLittens

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Ch 3: On the road to Sanditon, Mr. Parker educates Charlotte on the neighborhood‘s Great Lady Denham, who was born to wealth, married once for even more wealth, a second time for a title, outlived both of her husbands, and is living her best life doing whatever she wants, confounding men & elevating poor relation Clara to possible heiress status to the chagrin of other maybe-heirs & hangers-on. Charlotte is fascinated with Clara.

TheBookHippie I have to say I‘m enjoying this immensely! 4mo
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mollyrotondo A strong woman raising up a young woman in the family! 🙌🏼 I hope Clara and Charlotte become true friends! 4mo
LeahBergen My next husband is definitely gonna have a title. 😉 4mo
Centique @LeahBergen 😂😂 I like the sound of Lady Leah! 4mo
SarahBookInterrupted I love these characters already. Especially Lady Denham. She is going to be a great secondary character. I like her bluntness. 4mo
DebinHawaii @LeahBergen You can buy them on Groupon you know! 🤣👑 4mo
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#200PnPCovers #children In Sanditon it is mentioned that the Heywoods have 14 children! And they all live happily together in a “cottage”. The concept of Regency women being perpetually pregnant was very real - with 14 kids I can imagine Mrs.Heywood didn‘t often get a break…and the average regency household had at least 8 children.

CrowCAH Wow that is a lot of children! How did women do it?! 4mo
LeahBergen I just read that today and had to do a double-take … 14!? 4mo
LiseWorks My grandmother came from a family of 16, the older ones looked after the younger ones. 4mo
mabell And lived all together in a “cottage”! 4mo
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#Pemberlittens in Ch.3 on the way to his beloved Sanditon, Mr.Parker tells Charlotte all about the great lady of Sanditon, Lady Denham and her poor relation, Clara. He goes on about Clara and sings her praises but I don‘t trust this - I think there will be more to Clara than meets the eye.

Bookwormjillk Oh interesting. I‘m going to keep my eye on Clara. 4mo
mollyrotondo Oh I hope Clara is good! I‘m going to stay positive 😂 4mo
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We learn in Sanditon lives Lady Denham, who has a lot of money inherited from her first husband and a title inherited from the second. The relatives of both late husbands are waiting for the old lady to die so they can get her money, with Harry Denham being the favourite... that was until a poor relation, Clara Brereton goes to live with her and wins her heart as well as the heart of all Sanditon. #Pemberlittens

mollyrotondo The way Austen wrote this it definitely is made clear they are just waiting for her to die 🙈 4mo
nanuska_153 @mollyrotondo 100% they won't wait until her body is cold to start spending the money 4mo
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TheBookHippie
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sprainedbrain Thank you for sharing this! A great article. ❤️ 4mo
TheBookHippie @sprainedbrain ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 4mo
batsy Thanks for sharing! I hope to go back to it after I'm done :) 4mo
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Ch 2: The Parkers end up staying with the Heywoods for a fortnight for ankle healing & the families become fast friends. Mr. Parker is a great family man & apparently the 1-man Sanditon tourism/city betterment department (he was doctor shopping for the town!) & is actively trying to get the Heywoods to come visit ASAP, but they are homebodies (same) & will instead send 1/14th of their kids: Charlotte Heywood.

Jane has me 😂 again!

MicrobeMom 😂😂 4mo
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mollyrotondo Shopping for a doctor! That was a riot 😂 he is all about that resort town 😂 and 14 kids made me sweat 😓 thank goodness Charlotte gets to leave that overcrowded house 😂 4mo
batsy If it's all expenses paid, I was ready to go to Sanditon! 😂 4mo
Bookwormjillk Jane Austen is so great. She tells us so much about the two families without saying a word. I just love the way she introduces characters. 4mo
Christyco125 I have to wonder how large this “cottage” is to be able to house 14 kids. And how do you walk through a room with that many shoes thrown all over the place. Oh wait, that might just be my house. 👣😊 4mo
TheBookHippie I think I‘m going to enjoy this! 4mo
sprainedbrain @Christyco125 😂😂😂 4mo
DebinHawaii 14 children! I‘m a homebody too but 14 children running about would make me want a trip to the beach! 😱 4mo
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nanuska_153
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Started Sanditon a day late,but here I am!Mr and Mrs Parker have an accident on the carriage and meet Mr Heywood.Mr Parker twisted his ankle and tells Mr Heywood all about it,and about how great is Sanditon,and about how he is looking for a surgeon,and about Sanditon,about his family...and about Sanditon,much better than Brinshore!After a staying some weeks to heal his ankle they return to Sanditon with one of Mr Heywood's daughters #Pemberlittens

sprainedbrain Great meme! 😂 4mo
nanuska_153 @sprainedbrain Michael Scott is the best ? although maybe it should say "I just hope I find Sanditon along the way" 4mo
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Sanditon | Jane Austen
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#Pemberlittens Ch.2 of Sanditon has us hearing more about what a great place Sanditon is - in fact Mr.Parker won‘t stop going on about it! He preaches the benefits of sea bathing which can heal whatever ails you and is determined to get the Heywoods and all 14 of their offspring (!) to visit. The Heywoods don‘t go anywhere (I like these people) but they agree to send Charlotte, their eldest girl to Sanditon - probably so Parker will shut up.

eeclayton 14 children! That was shocking 😳 4mo
StayCurious @eeclayton it‘s because they never go anywhere haha - there‘s nothing else to do 😜 4mo
Christyco125 Charlotte Haywood will give Mrs Parker‘s ears a needed break. And maybe she‘ll actually get the chance to speak to someone who might not overwhelm her with chatter. 4mo
eeclayton @StayCurious that makes sense 😂 4mo
AllDebooks @StayCurious 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 no tv back in those days 4mo
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Andrea313
Sanditon | Jane Austen
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Mr. Parker's sprained ankle strands he and his wife at the Heywoods' place, but no matter because they're all getting on swimmingly...so long as the Heywoods nod and smile and look beyond that whole, "dude never shuts up about Sanditon" thing. But Mr. Parker's bloviating has done some good, because Miss Charlotte Heywood is going to come and spend some time at the beach! Plot officially in motion! #PemberLittens

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Andrea313
Sanditon | Jane Austen
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Chapter 1 begins with a bang- literally, the Parker's carriage goes banging over sideways because some idiot decided it'd be a good idea to head up a very rough lane that's half rock, half sand. The idiot in question is Mr. Parker, who soon doubles down by being snobby to the workers of Heywood's Hayfield, clueless about directions and town names, and an absolute blowhard about his beloved Sanditon. #PemberLittens, I think I'm gonna like it here!

mollyrotondo Loving it so far! Jane Austen humor at its best! 4mo
Andrea313 @mollyrotondo Yes, even just the first chapter is so good! Can wait to keep going! ❤️ 4mo
nanuska_153 Of course it's a great idea! Half rock half sand... haven't you heard how great is SANDiton?! 4mo
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sprainedbrain
Sanditon | Jane Austen
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#Pemberlittens! Sanditon, at last!

Ch 1 begins with a carriage crash. Mr. & Mrs. Parker are lost in the wrong (surgeon-less) Willingden on their way back to Sanditon, their seaside resort town which is far superior to all other seaside resort towns. Local gentle farmer and seaside resort town hater, Mr. Heywood, comes to the rescue; much gentlemanly banter ensues (Mrs. Parker standing by); disabled carriage & Mr. Parker are carried to the house.

StayCurious I should never like to go to Brinshore! 4mo
sprainedbrain This is my first time reading Sanditon and can I just say it makes my heart happy to read Jane‘s work for the first time again. ❤️ 4mo
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sprainedbrain @StayCurious I mean, apparently it stinks, so I‘m all astonishment that anyone would go there! 😅 (edited) 4mo
Kdgordon88 Same @sprainedbrain I just was thrilled this morning to be reading her words. 4mo
mollyrotondo @sprainedbrain me too! It‘s such a joy to read something “new”. I‘m really loving how she starts this one off. Two very different men (we don‘t hear a peep out of Mrs Parker) and this introduction of Sanditon, again being displayed from two different perspectives. Parker loved his resort town and Heywood thinks they eat up resources. I‘m excited to see how Jane wanted to develop this further. 4mo
Christyco125 So much calamity and banter in the first chapter. And Mrs Parker with no words, it just makes me wonder, is she really dim witted as that makes her seem? Or does she just know her husband doesn‘t have an off button once he gets started so why try to interpose at all? (edited) 4mo
sprainedbrain @Kdgordon88 @mollyrotondo I‘m already sad that we aren‘t going to get to read how Jane planned to finish it, but I‘m loving being back in her words. ❤️ 4mo
sprainedbrain @Christyco125 calamity is a perfect word for it! And I‘m thinking it‘s the latter… 😂 4mo
DebinHawaii I read it once, years ago so it is a pleasure to be back in Jane‘s world and her words! 🤗 4mo
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ravenlee
Sanditon | Jane Austen
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Starting these two today for #PemberLittens and I‘m so excited for both!

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BarkingMadRun
Sanditon | Jane Austen
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Finally reading this for the first time! #buddyread #pemberlittens

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Bookwormjillk
Sandition | Jane Austen
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Excited to get started on Sandition today with the #PemberLittens

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sprainedbrain
Sanditon | Jane Austen
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The #Pemberlittens Jane Austen work for March/April is Sanditon. This book was not finished before Austen died, so we only have 11 chapters by Jane. I will be reading the edition pictured above, which has the original Austen chapters finished by ‘another lady‘ in the 1970s. This book has 30 chapters, and I will be reading one per day starting 3/1. @StayCurious is also planning daily posts of this edition, so follow her!

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sprainedbrain Tagging those who have expressed interest. Please let me know if you want to be added or removed from the Sanditon tag list. 4mo
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mklong Looking forward to it. I‘ve never read this one! 4mo
TheBookHippie I‘m looking forward to it! I like your copy. Now I have to look at mine better! 😂 4mo
ravenlee I‘m in with the same edition! I‘ve never read this one (actually, I‘ve never read beyond the six novels), so I‘m really looking forward to new territory. 4mo
sprainedbrain @ravenlee I‘ve not read it, either. I‘m really excited! 4mo
Librarybelle Yay! Looking forward to this! 4mo
Kdgordon88 I am so looking forward to this one as I have not read it yet. I bought a copy that has the finishing chapters, too. 4mo
Andrea313 I'm reading this version, too, and am looking forward to the discussions! 4mo
jenniferw88 I'm going to be a "traditionalist" here, and just read Jane's chapters. 4mo
inthegreensandblues @jenniferw88 I'll be doing the same 😊 4mo
TheAromaofBooks I think I'm going to pass on Sanditon since I'm doing the other two books!! 😅 4mo
mollyrotondo I‘m definitely in! I have never read it. I‘m ordering the same copy! 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly I might get this one because it‘s only 99c on kindle! 😂 I can never seem to find free public domain books on Amazon anymore… I know I could just do Project Gutenberg but then I lose the ability to sync between devices. 4mo
sprainedbrain @Clare-Dragonfly I have the same problem, though I did manage to find a free North and South for my kindle. 4mo
MeganAnn I‘ve never read this one either. I found a copy of this edition on book outlet for $6. Looking forward to it! 4mo
batsy I'm looking forward to this, as well! Never read it and I have the Oxford edition so will be going down the traditionalist path like @jenniferw88 🙂 4mo
katy4peas I‘m in. I think mine only has the original chapters. 4mo
DebinHawaii I‘m in. I have this copy as well, in print. 4mo
nanuska_153 @jenniferw88 same here! Just the original chapters 4mo
SarahBookInterrupted Looking forward to it! 4mo
Bookwormjillk My library copy didn‘t come in so I just bought a copy for my Kindle. Looking forward to getting started tomorrow! 4mo
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sprainedbrain
Sanditon | Jane Austen
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52 #PemberLittens have voted, and here are the books selected for March/April!

Sanditon is our Austen work (13 votes). Jane only finished 11+ chapters, but I plan to read the pictured book, finished by ‘another lady.‘ Anyone else?

The Other Bennet Sister (9 votes) is our adaptation of an Austen book. I LOVE this book!

North & South (12 votes) is our other author book. I‘ve been wanting to read this forever, so I‘m excited!

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sprainedbrain My copy of Sanditon finished by another lady has 30 chapters. I‘ve never read it, but I think I will do a chapter per day starting 3/1.

The Other Bennet Sister has a bunch of chapters, so will need a schedule set up for buddy reading.

North & South has 52 chapters, so chapter a day will work for this one unless there are other ideas. ⬇️⬇️
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sprainedbrain Please comment if you want to lead discussion on any of the books! I‘m definitely reading Sanditon and North & South and will do daily posts, but this will be my first time for both, so if you‘re an expert and would like to guide us, speak up! I read The Other Bennet Sister in 2020, but will happily reread and can lead if no one else wants to. ⬇️⬇️ (edited) 5mo
sprainedbrain Feel free to comment which books, if any, you plan to buddy read, and I will start tag lists for each book. As always, everyone is welcome, and I‘m so thankful for all of you who have voted/participated/hosted/fangirled with us! ❤️ 5mo
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CrowCAH Yay, excited for North and South! 5mo
mollyrotondo I would like to participate in all three Buddy reads for these books! These picks are all first time reads for me! Yayy! 5mo
inthegreensandblues Oooh I'm excited for all three selections! 😍 5mo
LeahBergen I think I‘ll be trying to read along with all three (help! 😆). 5mo
Kdgordon88 Read The Other Bennett Sister last year and loved it. Will be reading along Sandition and North and South having never read either. 5mo
Ruthiella I‘ll probably skip North and South since I‘ve already read it, but I will definitely try to read the other two! The love for The Other Bennet Sister is infectious.😆 5mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Read The Other Bennet Sister when it 1st came out and really enjoyed. Not sure if I will reread it but will definitely follow along. Sanditon I've read a couple times. It's so short no problem to join in 5mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig ^North and South has been awhile. It's a friends favorite so I would like to read it 5mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig ^ Chapter a Day style. March/April are my busy Spring Planting months so I will join in but not able to lead. *Multiple responses because my keyboard is being wonky. 5mo
Andrea313 So excited to read all of these! 5mo
TheBookHippie Ooooo! Sanditon count me in! 5mo
eeclayton Yay! I'm going to join in for all 3! 🤘 5mo
Blackink_WhitePaper I am in for the Sanditon and North and south. Please count me in ☺️💐 5mo
Tineke I don't think I have any of these so I'll skip these. Gives me time to do Sense and sensibility and Wuthering heights, because I'm way behind. 5mo
jenniferw88 I'm in for all 3! Willing to host North & South as studied it at Uni. 5mo
batsy These are all books I want to read so count me in for all 3! Thank you 💕 5mo
Librarybelle I would be interested in Sanditon and North and South, please! 5mo
Bookwormjillk I‘m in for Sandition! I loved The Other Bennet sister when I read it last year. 5mo
AnneCecilie I might be a little crazy and join in for all 3 5mo
mklong I‘m in for all three too! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Uh oh, I think I'm going to end up reading all three of these! 😂 5mo
StayCurious @Andrea313 so excited for your memes! 5mo
staci.reads Oh my gosh, I'm so excited about North and South! I may join all three, though 🤦‍♀️😯 5mo
LitStephanie Ooh, definitely reading North and South and hope to do Sandition, too. 5mo
MaureenMc I‘m in for The Other Bennett Sister! 🥰 5mo
IndoorDame I think I‘m in for all 3! 5mo
DivineDiana I‘m still working on 2 from the first group, so we‘ll see what I can manage. Will commit to 5mo
Chrissyreadit I will do my best- I really want to read Sandition ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
quietjenn I'll definitely read Sanditon and maybe The Other Bennet Sister. I read North and South last year, so probably won't revisit so soon. 5mo
Andrea313 @StayCurious I hope I have the stamina for it! 😂 5mo
ElizaMarie Because of time, and other obligations, I think I am just gonna do the “Other Bennet Sister“ this round :) 5mo
ravenlee I‘m in for at least Sanditon and The Other Bennet Sister. I may do North and South but have to find a copy - I forgot I read it on my nook years ago and didn‘t like the omnibus edition enough to tangle with it again! 5mo
MicrobeMom Thanks for organizing again @sprainedbrain I would like to read Sanditon and North and South. I have not read either. 5mo
MicrobeMom Also I am no expert nor have a read North and South but if you are looking for someone to do a chapter by chapter daily update I will. Keeps me motivated and excited to read. 5mo
katy4peas I‘m in for all three! I was hoping they would be spread out a bit as these are all ones I want to read and April is crazy busy, but oh well! Into the Litsy spiral I go! Again!! 🤷‍♀️😂📚📚📚📚📚 5mo
MeganAnn Oh boy! @katy4peas same!! 😂 I‘m in for all three. We‘ll see how well I can keep up…. 5mo
suvata I‘m in :) 5mo
StayCurious @sprainedbrain I‘d be willing to volunteer to do a chapter a day summary as well! For whichever book as I‘m reading all 3 5mo
wordslinger42 I'd love to join in!! North and South has been on my list for awhile 😊 5mo
SarahBookInterrupted The other Bennet sister is my favourite spin off book…I love it so much! So, I‘m in! I haven‘t read either of the others. So, looking forward to it. (edited) 5mo
Clare-Dragonfly I‘m in for Sanditon! I reread North and South recently so I won‘t read it again, but I‘ll follow along with the posts. 5mo
Daisey I hope to fit in North and South, but it may also somewhat depend on how my read of Ulysses is going. Add me to that tag list for now, please. 5mo
Christyco125 Can you add me to the tag list for Sandition and The Other Bennet Sister please? 5mo
nanuska_153 I'm in for both Sanditon and North and South! I haven't read either, exciting!! Thanks so much for all your hard work @sprainedbrain 5mo
janeycanuck Count me in for North and South, please! 5mo
peanutnine I'm in for The Other Bennet Sister! 5mo
Q84 I'm going to try to get to all three. 5mo
jenniferw88 Hi Jenni, just wondering if you have seen that I volunteered to do the buddy read of North & South, and if you wanted me to do it? (It's another one that I studied at uni). 5mo
sprainedbrain @jenniferw88 @MicrobeMom @StayCurious For North & South, I think it would be great if Jenny did posts during the readalong with discussion questions, added info, etc. Stacey and Renee, I would love it if both of you do daily posts for it as well! I‘m also planning to post daily and I‘m hoping @Andrea313 will as well. The more the merrier, and I‘m happy to share my tag list for this book with whoever wants it. Email me jenni.d.langford @ gmail.com 5mo
sprainedbrain @StayCurious Yes, I‘d love for you to do chapter a day for Sanditon as well. Which copy are you planning to read? Again, I have a tag list if you want me to share via email. For The Other Bennet Sister: that book has 95 chapters, so we will need to come up with a different schedule for it. Do you have suggestions? 5mo
Andrea313 @sprainedbrain Happy to post daily, or as close to it as I can manage! I'm excited about this one. ❤️ 5mo
StayCurious @sprainedbrain I got the same copy as you with “another lady” - I‘m happy to do chapter a day posts 😊 I will email you for the tag lists. For The Other Bennet Sister, probably easiest to just do 2 chapters a day, that way we finish with plenty of time. 4mo
MicrobeMom @sprainedbrain sounds good! Doing the posts helps me to stay engaged! I would love to tag whoever would like a tag! Thanks ♥️ (edited) 4mo
CrowCAH Has someone taken the lead for North and South? If not, I can make some posts. I started listening and am around five or so chapters in. ( edited to add, I see @jenniferw88 will be leading us. Please, tag me in posts; thanks!) (edited) 4mo
sprainedbrain @CrowCAH you should post too! The more the merrier! 😊 4mo
CrowCAH @sprainedbrain okay cool! 4mo
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BayouGirl85
Sanditon | Jane Austen
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That comical aspect of this time gave me quite a chuckle. The cringe-worthy ideal of capitalizing on people sick with nothing concrete to offer but clean air. The strange competition created between Bath and Sanditon...lol!

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persephone1408 The Sandition tv show is really good. 7mo
BayouGirl85 @persephone1408 I‘ll have to go find it. 7mo
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LitStephanie
Sandition | Jane Austen
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Happy Saturday! Watching Masterpiece's Sandition. I know nothing of this story. Nude seabathing? A niece openly badmouthing everyone and plotting to poison her rich aunt? Tight leather pants on the mysterious Sydney character? So risque, Jane! 🤣 Please comment if you have read the book or seen this film. #pemberlittens

SamAnne I haven‘t read this one yet! 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig I've read the snippet of the book. Last thing Jane Austen wrote. Basically it's just characters and setup. TV show ran out of Austen original content 30 minutes in. 1y
rubyslippersreads What @Crinoline_Laphroaig said. There is also a TV novelization, but I haven‘t read it. 1y
LitStephanie Thanks for the comments, @Crinoline_Laphroaig and @rubyslippersreads! That explains why it is so naughty. 1y
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Revenge4bess
Sandition | Austen
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I haven‘t read this one. Has anyone else?

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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
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Enjoying this one so far but it is taking its time!

Revenge4bess What‘s the plot? 2y
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Birdsong28
Sandition | Austen
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