JANE IN JUNE goes on for me. I'm  re-reading PERSUASION. I've recently posted twice on My JA Book Club, once introducing the novel and listing some simple questions from my precious book of quizzes, the second time today with some Thoughts on Anne Elliot, this month's heroine.

This event,  hosted on Book Rat by Misty,  is featuring interviews and great giveaways. Among the guest writers,  my blogger buddy Jane GS, Jane Greensmith.
Here's her interview with Misty and the post with her double giveaway . I particularly loved reading her short stories in the collection Intimations of Austen. Read my review and my interview with Jane. Follow my links, comment and get a chance to get your copy of these jems of Austenesque pleasure.
Alexa Adams is another talented writer of Asten-based fiction, who is also a dear blogger buddy of mine, she wrote an entertaining guest post on Misty's blog, about  the  Concerns of a Crazy Janeite, that is herself! She is also giving away a copy of her First Impressions, A Tale of Less Pride and Prejudice which I had the pleasure to read and review not long ago, after receiving my signed copy directly from Alexa (my review and  my interview). If you want to enter this giveaway, click here and leave your comment!

Don't forget the giveaways running on through all this month on Fly High! and My JA Book Club.
Just have a look at my sidebar!

Now,  since we are in an Austenesque mood, I 'd like to close this short posting of mine with some news about and images from a period film coming out soon and starring three Austen heroines! Keira Knightley (Lizzie Bennet 2005), Carey Mulligan (Kitty Bennet 2005) and Sally Hawkins (Anne Elliot 2007), as well as Charlotte Rampling and Andrew Garfield.

In his highly acclaimed novel Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day) created a remarkable story of love, loss and hidden truths. In it he posed the fundamental question: What makes us human? Now director Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo), writer Alex Garland and DNA Films bring Ishiguro's hauntingly poignant and emotional story to the screen.

As children, Ruth (Knightley), Kathy (Mulligan) and Tommy (Garfield), spend their childhood at a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. As they grow into young adults, they find that they have to come to terms with the strength of the love they feel for each other, while preparing themselves for the haunting reality that awaits them.


BurtonReview said...

Never let me go looks awesome.

Darlyn said...

ooh I love Jane in June ;p

Alexa Adams said...

Wow! The film looks awesome! Thanks for bringing it to my attention (and the good press - you're the best!).

By the way, I love your new look. Very crisp and modern. The Firth page will be a favorite with me.

Maria Grazia said...

Hello, there! It's great to see you, Marie! You are right, it looks awesome and I don't want to miss it. It must be a beautiful compelling story, full of introspection and emotion. Have a good day!
Of course, Darlyn, J in J is such a great event. Many thanks to Misty!
@Alexa Adams
Pleasure! You are always welcome on my blog, Alexa. Whenever you need me, I'm here. Hugs.

JaneGS said...

Never Let Me Go looks amazing--I hadn't heard of it and now I'm really looking forward to it.

Congrats on the blog make-over--looks really nice :)

Maria Grazia said...

Thank you, Jane! We'll discuss this movie as soon as it comes out. I hope to be able to see it soon!

Kals said...

I hadn't heard of the film till now either. It looks great and has some wonderful actresses starring in it!

Maria Grazia said...

Four very good actressess at least. And the young ones seem promising too! Thanks Kals for dropping by. Cheers. MG

Meredith said...

Maria, I love your new look!! I hope you are enjoying your time off from school! I'm off too read your Persuasion posts!

Maria Grazia said...

I'm still working though not full time (no lessons). We have to prepare losts of reports in this final part of the school year but, yes, some spare time, not bad. When will school finish for you? I still have school-leaving examinations for my oldest students and summer courses for those who failed in English. So ... holidays are yet to come! Thanks and take care. MG

Judy said...

I love Ishiguro and have read all his books - I didn't think this one was his best but the film looks good. I'm slightly startled that the pictures have a period look to them, as I had the impression the book was set in the present day or the future - anyway I will look forward to seeing it, thanks MG!