July 23rd, 2017

The wonderful world of Jane Austen. In Pakistan.

This is by far the best story I found in my morning papers today.

Amidst a diet of rape, and civic infrastructure woes, and child abuse, and servant abuse – ugh, it was a miserable news round up – so yes, amidst this depressing scenario, let’s hear it for the wonderful ladies of Pakistan who are huge Jane Austen fans.

This is an absolute gem of a story.
I love, love, love the ideas of the good ladies of Islamabad donning empire-waist dresses & carrying reticules.  Too wonderful.

I love the Mr. Darcy moment.  Come to think of it, who doesn’t love a Mr. Darcy moment?

Too many Mr. Collins – ah yes.

And, of course, the fact that these 21st century Pakistani women are, like their 19th century sisters, expected to make a good marriage speaks volumes.

A wonderful story.

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