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Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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Levin and his #estates weren‘t enough for Kitty, at least at first. #catchingup #150PnPCoverParty @CrowCAH @LeahBergen

CrowCAH Very true!cant say it worked out well in the end. 2y
LeahBergen True! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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I‘m enjoying browsing everyone‘s posts for the #150PnPCoverParty while reading Chapters 11-20 of Persuasion to discuss with my mom and niece next week. We‘re slowly rereading Austen‘s works and discussing them. So far, #estates , #money , and #neighbors have all played a big role in this one!

LeahBergen As they seem to in all her novels, right? I love your Austen book club with your family! 2y
CrowCAH Yay, thanks for joining the fun! Persuasion is a fav of mine too!!! 2y
KVanRead How fun! 2y
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readinginthedark @LeahBergen That‘s true! This one stands out even more, I think, or earlier on. In this middle part, Austen really distinguishes the differences between the living spaces in Kellynch, Uppercross, and Lyme before she even gets to Bath! But you‘re right—all three are big factors in her novels! And thanks! We‘re having fun with it. 😊 (edited) 2y
readinginthedark @CrowCAH It‘s always competing with Pride and Prejudice for my favorite book! ❤️ 2y
readinginthedark @KVanRead It is! We have an interesting time comparing different experiences and seeing how that affects our Austen reading. 😊 2y
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#150PnPCoverParty #Estates Not my favorite P.D. James, but I did love getting to spend more time at Pemberley. @LeahBergen @CrowCAH

LeahBergen Exactly, but still a fun read. 👍🏻 2y
CrowCAH It was my first PD James and I have to agree, spending time at Pemberley with my favs was worth the murder! 2y
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readinginthedark I‘ve never read anything else by P.D. James. I feel like I would have liked this one more if I were actually spending time with Elizabeth and Darcy, but she didn‘t reflect the original characters in my opinion. She writes well, and it was okay. This was kind of a bummer comment—sorry! 2y
KVanRead @CrowCAH Yes, definitely the best part. 2y
KVanRead @readinginthedark Oh I totally agree. She is a master of crime and police procedural but I‘m not sure the style of those fit very well with PnP. Though I enjoy thinking that she must also be an Austen fan.😊 2y
KVanRead @CrowCAH @readinginthedark I quite like her Adam Dalgliesh series... two I found particularly good are👇 (edited) 2y
readinginthedark Oh, totally! I read an interview with her a while back, and she was saying that the reason she wrote this was because of how much she loves Austen, which is cool. 2y
CrowCAH @KVanRead thanks for letting me know; I‘ll keep them in mind! 2y
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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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“As they drew near the end of their journey, her impatience for a sight of the abbey ... returned in full force.”

#estates #janeausten #150pnpcoverparty #classics

batsy Love these older Penguin covers! 2y
CrowCAH Sorry I missed this earlier; great choice for the estate prompt!!! 2y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Pride and Prejudice | Jennifer Adams
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These Baby Lit Books are just too adorable and of I have the counting P&P one. 3 great #estates My daughter is also quite found of the Alice in Wonderland colors one. #150PnPcoverparty

tpixie Fun!!!! 2y
CrowCAH I own this one; so creative! Sorry I missed this post earlier; tag me and I‘ll be sure to see it! 2y
LeahBergen Love it! 2y
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Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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I would love to visit the Russian #estates described in Anna Karenina. I don‘t know what it is, but old Russia seems like a fairy tale to me. Minus the awful societal problems.


trazo Beautiful copy! 💜 2y
AnneCecilie Beautiful cover 😍 2y
2BR02B What a gorgeous edition. 😍 2y
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CrowCAH The places in Russia do seem grand! 2y
ju.ca.no Stunning edition! 2y
LeahBergen I‘ve always had a thing for “Old Russia”, too. ❤️ 2y
batsy 😍 Add me to the obsessed with Old Russia list, too :) 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Oh, this cover 😍 2y
ferskner That's exactly my view as well! Unless you're a peasant. :) 2y
Kalalalatja @trazo @AnneCecilie @2BR02B @ju.ca.no @erzascarletbookgasm this cover has everything good going on 😍😍 @CrowCAH @LeahBergen @batsy @ferskner there is something magical about all that snow and fur coats and big, beautiful buildings 👏👏 2y
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#150PnPCoverParty #Estates
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Hately Castle, Victoria, BC, Canada. It's used as the X-Mansion for the X films. My whole childhood I wanted so badly to go to Xavier's School for the Gifted Youngsters and learn to be an X-Men.

This castle has also been used as Lex Luther's mansion (Smallville), and the Queen family mansion (Arrow).

LeahBergen I didn‘t know this! I‘m so going to visit the next time I‘m in Victoria. 👍🏻 2y
readordierachel Not too shabby. Which of the X-Men would you want to be? 2y
CrowCAH Such a beautiful house! And apparently a film location as well, even better!!! 2y
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Andrew65 Simply beautiful! 2y
Dragon I went there a few years back for a continuing education event. The grounds were lovely and it is an impressive building. 🐉 2y
TricksyTails 😍😍😍 @MiyakoBunny Add it to the itinerary? 2y
MiyakoBunny @TricksyTails ❤️❤️❤️❤️🇨🇦Yes!!!! Thank you so much for the heads up totally adding it! I‘m so excited! 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @ReadOrDieRachel Wolverine all the way. We're both Canadian and both like beer! 😅 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @Dragon So...what you're saying is...you're a mutant! 😲. That's AWESOME! I'm suuuuuuper jealous! 🤣 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @MiyakoBunny where are you visiting in Canada? 2y
MiyakoBunny I‘m still trying to plan out my itinerary, but for sure Toronto. I‘m trying to map 🗺 out historical sites in conjunction to whatever cool events may be going on up in your neck of the woods at the time 😄. Right now I honestly feel like a babe in the woods😅 2y
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This is a lovely book that chronicles the magnificent country estates of a suburban enclave outside of Philadelphia, and my neighborhood (although my home is not an estate, alas!) One of the most famous is Ardrossan because of the owner‘s daughter, Hope Montgomery Scott. She is said to have been the model for the lead character in “A Philadelphia Story”, played in movies by Katherine Hepburn and then by Grace Kelly. #estates #150PnPCoverParty

LeahBergen This looks like a wonderful read! 😍 2y
kspenmoll Lovely& intriguing! 2y
CrowCAH Wow this sounds like such a neat book; are many of the estates open for house tours? 2y
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DivineDiana @LeahBergen @kspenmoll Thank you! So many wonderful photographs! 2y
DivineDiana @CrowCAH Sometimes for charity Home Tours, but unfortunately, many have been destroyed. Ardrossan still stands but a very controversial sale of a some of the 740 acres recently took place to construct new homes. (edited) 2y
CrowCAH @DivineDiana oh such a sad day when land has to be sold for new development. 2y
Leftcoastzen That looks like a great book. 2y
rohit-sawant This sounds so interesting! 2y
DivineDiana @Leftcoastzen @rohit-sawant Thank you. 2y
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I have pored over this book for years (with envy in my heart 😆).


cobwebmoth Ooh!😍 2y
emilyhaldi If only 😍 2y
Sarah83 I own the same one. 😍 2y
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charl08 Just think of the heating bill, though... ;-) 2y
Kalalalatja Gaaaaah 😍 2y
CrowCAH I can see why you experienced envy; a whole book of Estates!? Beautiful! 😍 2y
ApoptyGina69 I haven‘t seen this, but I bet the Brideshead home (manse?) is in it. 🤩 2y
Melissa_J How about we do a tour of these stately homes?? I need someone to travel with because my husband would likely lose interests after the first two or three 🤣 2y
LeahBergen @cobwebmoth @emilyhaldi @Kalalalatja @CrowCAH I think we ALL deserve a stately home. 😆 2y
LeahBergen @Sarah83 Isn‘t it great? 2y
LeahBergen @charl08 And the vacuuming! 😆😆 2y
LeahBergen @ApoptyGina69 It is! Castle Howard. ❤️❤️ 2y
LeahBergen @Melissa_J Oh, man. That would be awesome! My husband limits out on 2 or 3, as well. You should see some of the places I‘ve dragged that poor man. 😂😂 2y
Sarah83 Yes it really is. 😍 2y
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My favorite #PnP sequel. #estates #150PnPCoverParty

CrowCAH “Are they thus to be polluted?” Lol Great choice for today‘s prompt! 2y
batsy So pretty! 2y
eastbaykate What a pretty photo! 2y
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Austen_Nerd A beautiful photo 2y
LeahBergen I have had this one stacked since you first brought it to my attention. Gorgeous! 💕💕 2y
LeahBergen You‘re in big trouble. I just ordered this for myself. 🤣😂🤣 2y
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen The Super Bowl of book buying! 😂 2y
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