This is the first time Team Jane is celebrating XMas and New Year together, even though in patchy places on this planet. We're very excited and happy with the friendship we share, the bond that sprung solely from our love to Jane Austen and Tom Lefroy. Thanks also to Becoming Jane the movie, 'A Youthful Love', 'Becoming Jane Austen', 'Memoir of Chief Justice Lefroy', 'Memoir of Jane Austen', and myriads of books and literatures that have inspired us and brought us here together.
With this note, I wish you all a very Merry XMas and Happy New Year. My mind wanders to the Christmas of 1795 when Jane danced with Tom for the first time in Hampshire. I wish she knows that we still treasure their memories.
No. I KNOW that she knows :-) that we all treasure their memories, memories that have triggered the birth of more than six greatest books in the English literature.
Picture: Jane and Tom danced during the 1795 Christmas holiday, by Jane Odiwe
Sunday, 23 December 2007