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Tamzin Merchant stars in a new WGN America's period TV drama series 'Salem' which premieres on April 20th!

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Tamzin Merchantwill be co-starring with Shane West (Nikita) in WGN America's new original scripted period TV drama series Salem, which will premiere on Sunday, April 20th.

Watch the first trailer and read more info. of Salem info. via Dead Central below...

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire coming to DVD and Blu-ray March 7th!

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The top U.S. mega Box-Office grossing film of 2013, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire starring Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne), Sam Claflin (Finnick Odair), Donald Sutherland (President Snow) and Jena Malone (Johanna Mason), is coming to DVD and Blu-ray combo packs and HD Digital on March 7th! The mega successful film is still and currently playing in theaters nationwide since last November 22nd, 2013 and according to Box Office Mojo, its impressive domestic total as January 26, 2014 is over $420 Million  (the #1 Box Office hit of 2013!) and counting...while its foreign total (as of Jan. 26 2014) is now $435.8 Million with a worldwide total of $855.9 Million (and counting...getting closer to a billion $)!

Read my full Film Review: The Hunger Game: Catching Fire in my other blog, In The Mood For Movies.
More DVD and Blu-ray combo packs (with attached artwork) details below via DVD Active...

Happy 201st Birthday Pride and Prejudice!

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen's "darling child," PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, originally titled, "First Impressions," celebrates its 201st Anniversary of publicationtoday, January 28, 2014! Last year, I posted and celebrated the big200th AnniversaryhereSee my Pride and Prejudice 200 extra page for all things P&P!


Happy 201st Anniversary Pride & Prejudice  and  Elizabeth & Darcy!!

Happy Birthday Rosamund Pike!

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Today (January 27th) is the lovely and ethereally beautiful Rosamund Pike (aka Pride & Prejudice's own Jane Bennet)'s 35th Birthday!

Born Rosamund Mary Elizabeth Pike in London, England, UK. Miss Pike is an only child, her parents are Julian and Caroline Pike. Her father Julian is a professional opera singer, whilst her mother Caroline is a concert violinistRead more of Rosamund Pike's Biography here.

Miss Pike has 5 upcoming films (Gone Girl, Return To Sender, What We Did  On Our Holiday, Hector and the search for Happiness, and A long Way a Down ) slated for 2014 theatrical release!

Happy Birthday Rosamund Pike!!!

Murder On The Home Front starring Tamzin Merchant to premiere February 16th on PBS!

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After watching Downton Abbey (Season 4 - Episode 4) tonight, I saw a preview of the ITV's two-part crime drama Murder on the Home Front starring Tamzin Merchant(as Molly Cooper) and Patrick Kennedy, whichwill premiere on PBS (after Downton Abbey) on February 16th! Finally, I'll get to see this on PBS next month!

Murder on the Home Front makes its US broadcast premiere on Sunday, February 16, at 10 PM ET on PBS (check your local listings), and its online debut the next day on the PBS Video Portal.

Here's more info. (via TV Equals) and Murder On The Home Frontpromotional stills of Tamzin Merchant as Molly Cooper below...

On TV Tonight: Watch Episode 4 of Downton Abbey on PBS Masterpiece

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Tonight Downton Abbey ( co-star as Isobel Crawley) continues its fourth season with Episode 4 on PBS Masterpiece at 9/8c. Check your local listings for air times in your area.

Episode 4(60 minutes)
Questions of estate management pit Mary and Tom against Robert, while Bates' questions about Anna's suffering pressure Mrs. Hughes. Thomas installs a new ally, Violet hires a new gardener, and Alfred cooks up some ambition. Watch a preview clip, a scene from Episode 4 below...

Photos: Kelly Reilly at 2014 Sundance Film Festival

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Kelly Reillyattended the portrait session and after party of her upcoming filmCalvary at the2014 Sundance Film Festival with writer/director John Michael McDonagh. It had a premiere screening this past weekend (January 19th), which Kelly attended as well (though no photos of her yet on Zimbio from the premiere) with 4 more scheduled screenings listed here.

Update: This just in via Deadline:
Sundance: Fox Searchlight Lands Brendan Gleeson Pic ‘Calvary’
Calvaryhas reportedly sold to Fox Searchlight for $2.5 million!


Calvary
Father James is a good priest, driven by spiritual integrity. One day in confession, an unseen man tells James that he’s going to kill him precisely because he’s done nothing wrong. Given a week to make his peace with God, James ministers to sundry lost souls—visits that double as a guided tour of suspects. His preparation for death is further complicated by the arrival of his daughter, who has recently attempted suicide.Check out some new photos of Kelly from 2014 Sundan…

Photos: Keira Knightley at Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit London Premiere

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Keira Knightleyattended the UK premiere of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruitwith co-stars Chris Pine and Kenneth Branaghon Monday, January 20, 2014. The premiere was held at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, London, England. The film opens in UK Cinemas this Friday, January 24th.

Speaking of Jack Ryan, according to Box Office Mojo, it opened soft in its opening weekend Domestic Box-Office here in the U.S. at #4 with an estimated $18 Million (with a reported $60 Million production budget), but it did much better internationally in its foreign Box-Office weekend debut. Coinciding with its domestic debut, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit opened to $22.2 million from 29 foreign markets. According to Paramount, it was about on par with Jack Reacher (starring Tom Cruise & Rosamund Pike), which wound up earning $138 million. Its top market was China, where it earned a solid $9.5 million. It also took first place in Russia with $2 million, which is somewhat disappointing considering how much of the mov…

On TV Tonight: Watch Episode 3 of Downton Abbey on PBS Masterpiece

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Tonight Downton Abbey ( co-star as Isobel Crawley) continues its fourth season with Episode 3 on PBS Masterpiece at 9/8c. Check your local listings for air times in your area.

Many Congratulations to Dame Maggie Smith (Lady Violet Crawley/Dowager Countess of Grantham) for winning last night's 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Female Actor in a TV Drama Series!!!

Episode 3(60 minutes)
Love is in the air at Downton Abbey and darker emotions too, as Mary, Edith, Tom, and Anna each struggle with a dilemma. Things are cooking for Ivy and Alfred, and heating up in London. Watch a preview clip, a scene from Episode 3 (featuring Penelope Wilton as Isobel Crawley) below...

New still of Keira Knightley in 'Laggies' and Sundance Film Festival premiere photos

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The 2014 Sundance Film Festival has just started this week and Keira Knightley's upcoming film Laggies directed by Lynn Shelton just had its premiere. A new still featuring Keira (above) has been released and she attended the Sundance premiere as well. 


Updated 1/21/14: Sundance: A24 Aquired Lynn Shelton’s ‘Laggies’ After Late Night Auction
Here's the press release via Deadline...
Park City, UT (January 18, 2014) – A24 has just picked up domestic rights to Lynn Shelton’s LAGGIES starring Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Sam Rockwell. The film, written by first time screenwriter Andrea Seigel, had its Sundance premiere on Friday. Film also co-stars Ellie Kemper, Mark Webber, Jeff Garlin, Gretchen Mol, andKaitlyn Dever. A24 is planning a summer theatrical release for the film.The film was produced by Anonymous Content and The Solution Entertainment Group,

Kelly Reilly's new ABC drama series 'The Black Box' to premiere April 24!

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ABC has announced the premiere date of Kelly Reilly's new drama series The Black Boxfor Thursday, April 24 at 10/9c, replacing Scandal (which is wrapping early due to Kerry Washington’s pregnancy, according to TVLine). 

Kelly Reilly was cast in a lead role (in which she was the top choice too) as Elizabeth Black in a new ABC limited (13 episodes) drama series The Black Box, her first TV series in America! 

The Black Box centers on Elizabeth Black (Reilly), a world-renowned neuroscientist who appears to have it all but is constantly haunted by her own struggle with mental illness. And that is not the only secret she’s kept locked away from her family and her new fiancé.  Also, check out new photos of Kelly Reilly's with the producers and director of The Black Box from the ABC's Winter TCA Tour below.

New Release Date for Joe Wright's untitled Peter Pan film set for July 17th, 2015

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With the surprising news tonight of Zack Snyder’s untitled Superman/Batman film's release date being pushed back (from July 17, 2015 to May 6, 2016), Joe Wright'supcoming “Peter Pan” origin tale tentatively titled Pan, for Warner Bros. Pictures (which made The Black List) was originally slated for a June 26, 2015 release...now, it's been announced that it's pushed back a month later to fill up the Superman/Batman's original release date of July 17th, 2015. So, now it's set for that release date worldwide.

Here's the official press release via Deadline:

Warner Bros Pushes Superman-Batman Movie To 2016
BURBANK, CA – January 17, 2014 – Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that the release of Zack Snyder’s untitled Superman/Batman film has been moved to May 6, 2016, allowing the filmmakers time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story. The decision was made following the shift of the start of production to second quarter of thi…

In Theaters Today: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

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Now showing Kenneth Branagh's Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruitstarring Chris Pine (Jack Ryan),Keira Knightley(Cathy), Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh, Peter Andersson, David Paymer, and Colman Feore. Go see it!

Jack Ryan: Shadow RecruitSynopsis
Based on the character created by bestselling author Tom Clancy, “Jack Ryan” is a global action thriller set in the present day.  This original story follow a young Jack (Chris Pine) as he uncovers a financial terrorist plot.The story follows him from 9/11, through his tour of duty in Afghanistan, which scarred him forever, and into his early days in the Financial Intelligence Unit of the modern CIA where he becomes an analyst, under the guardianship of his handler, Harper (Kevin Costner).  When Ryan believes he’s uncovered a Russian plot to collapse the United States economy, he goes from being an analyst to becoming a spy and must fight to save his own life and those of countless others, while also trying to protect the thing that’s more important …

Photos|Videos: Keira Knightley at 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' Los Angeles Premiere

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Keira Knightley attended (with co-stars Chris Pine, Kevin Cosrtner, and co-star/director Kenneth Branagh) the LA premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" at TCL Chinese Theatre on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 in Hollywood, California. 
Kenneth Branagh's Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruitstarring Chris Pine (Jack Ryan),Keira Knightley (Cathy), Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh, Peter Andersson, David Paymer, and Colman Feore. 

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit opens in theaters and IMAX today, January 17 in the US and the following Friday, January 24 in UK Cinemas.

Check out a couple premiere videos and some new KK photos with her Jack Ryan co-stars Chris Pine, Kenneth Branagh, and Kevin Costner below...

4 Oscar Nominations for Philomena including Best actress for Judi Dench!

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The 86th Academy Award Nominations has just been announced earlier this morning and and her Philomena film were nominated for 4 Oscars including a Best Actress (Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role) nomination for Dench. In addition to the 4 Oscar nominations, Philomena was nominated for 3 Golden Globe Awards (including Best Actress for Judi Dench), 4 BAFTAs (including Best Actress for Judi Dench), 2 Critics Choice Awards (including Best Actress for Judi Dench), and 1 SAG (a Best Actress nomination for Judi Dench). The 2014 Oscars will be on March 2nd, 2014 starting at 8 PM on ABCand will be hosted by Ellen Degeneres
Congrats and best of luck to Judi Dench and her Philomena film on their 4 Academy Award Nominations!
Her PhilomenaBest Actress nomination is Dame Judi Dench's 7th Oscar Nomination and her 3rd Best Actress nomination (Mrs. Brown, Iris, Philomena) with 4th Best Supporting Actress nomination (Notes On A Scandal, Mrs. Henderson Presents, Chocolat, …

Watch: New 'Jack Ryan' clip and ET Cast Interviews featuring Keira Knightley

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Paramount Pictures has released more clips (including a new one with Jack Ryan asking "Where is She?" featuring Keira as Cathy Muller briefly) for Kenneth Branagh's Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruitstarring Chris Pine (Jack Ryan),Keira Knightley(Cathy), Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh, Peter Andersson, David Paymer, and Colman Feore. Entertainment Tonight also did a special "Anatomy of a Cast: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" interviews this past weekend.


Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit opens in theaters and IMAX in 2 days, this Friday, January 17 in the US and the following Friday, January 24 in UK Cinemas.

Watch the videos below...

On TV Tonight: Watch the 71st Golden Globe Awards on NBC

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Tonight is the 71st Golden Globe Awards on NBC. and her Philomena film has received 3 GG nominations including Best Actress for Judi DenchDownton Abbey only got one nominationInside Llewyn Davis and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Coldplay's song "Atlas" from the film's soundtrack) were also nominated.

The 71st Golden Globe Awards will be co-hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on January 12, 2014.

See List of Golden Globe Nominations for Philomena, Downton Abbey, and more here.

On TV Tonight: Watch Episode 2 of 'Downton Abbey' on PBS Masterpiece

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Tonight Downton Abbey ( co-star as Isobel Crawley) continues its fourth season with Episode 2 on PBS Masterpiece at 9/8c. Check your local listings for air times in your area.

‘Downton Abbey’ Hits Series High With Season 4 DebutThere were also a lot of people watching: Airing at 9 PM, the two-hour episode, which is set in 1922 and takes place six months after the sudden death of Downton heir Matthew Crawley, pulled in 10.2 million viewers. That’s up 22% from the Season 3 debut and a series high for the show, eclipsing the previous record of the Season 3 finale on PBS last February. The third season of the British aristocratic period drama debuted on January 6, 2013, to 7.9 million viewers, which was a strong leap from the 4.2 million who watched the second-season launch on January 9, 2012. Even before this latest cycle started, Downton Abbey has been the highest-rated drama in PBS history.

Episode 2(60 minutes)
The fates of several characters converge at an opulent house p…

P&P NewsBits: Judi Dench, Penelope Wilton, and cast of 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' reunite for sequel, Jena Malone's 'The Wait' in select theaters now, and more!

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Some new movies, casting, release dates, and filming news info. featuring some P&P actors here that I thought I'd post them all in the same post...

Here's this weekend's quick news round up of TV and film news (including casting calls, a film synopsis, trailersrelease datesfestival newsetc.) of the following P&P (2005) actorsKelly Reilly,Jena MaloneDonald SutherlandRupert Friend,and ), all in one post!

First up...

Watch: Keira Knightley's 'Jack Ryan' Character Profile Featurette; plus new HQ stills

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Paramount Pictures has released more clips and mini Character Profile featurettes and 16 images (via Collider) for Kenneth Branagh's Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruitstarring Chris Pine (Jack Ryan),Keira Knightley(Cathy), Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh, Peter Andersson, David Paymer, and Colman Feore.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit opens in theaters and IMAX next Friday, January 17 in the US and the following Friday, January 24 in UK Cinemas.

Watch Keira's Character Profile mini featurette and see 5 HQ stills from the movie featuring her character as Cathy Muller, aka the future Mrs. Jack Ryan below...

Watch: New 'Jack Ryan' mini featurette and 'couple's therapy' clip featuring Keira Knightley & Chris Pine

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As the January 17th theatrical release date fast approaches, Paramount Pictures has been kicking its marketing in high-gear and has released more TV spots (saw a lot of them on my various TV channels lately),IMAX character posters (including one forKK's character Cathy Muller), and a couple new clips including one titled a "couple's therapy" (featuring Keira, in her very clear American accent, with Chris Pine) inKenneth Branagh's Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruitstarring Chris Pine (Jack Ryan),Keira Knightley(Cathy), Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh, Peter Andersson, David Paymer, and Colman Feore.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit opens in theaters and IMAX next Friday, January 17 in the US and the following Friday, January 24 in UK Cinemas.

Watch the new Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit clips below...

EW's 'Gone Girl' cover featuring Rosamund Pike & Ben Affleck!

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The 2014 Preview Entertainment Weekly magazine was unveiled today and the eye-catching cover featured a creepy (corpse) image of Rosamund Pike (in character as Amy Dunne) with co-star Ben Affleck, who plays her character's husband Nick Dunne in Gone Girl. The films director David Fincher photographed the cover, which will be on magazine stands tomorrow. When I first saw this cover, I was like, WTF?! It scared me, LOL! Then, I thought...ok, this cover, while creepy, looks to be oddly inspired by that infamous John Lennon/Yoko Ono's naked RollingStone magazine cover...just in a Gone Girl creepy way...

Gone Girl opens in theaters October 3, 2014

Check out the full EW cover and preview article below...

Watch: Kelly Reilly in both trailers for her upcoming films 'Chinese Puzzle' and 'Innocence'

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Updated: April 9th, 2014
Looks like this year of 2014 will be a big year for Kelly Reilly, with 4 films (Heaven Is For Real, Calvary, Chinese Puzzle, and Innocence) scheduled to be released in US theaters this year here and a limited 13-episode TV series (The Black Box) she's lead starring on ABC (her first US based TV series) sometime this year (no air date has been announced yet). There are US theater release date for 3 of her 4 films, with Heaven Is For Real (Watch the trailer for Heaven Is For Real heropening in theaters April 16,Chinese Puzzle on April 25 May 16, and Innocence opening this Summer on August 15. You can watch both trailers for Chinese Puzzle and Innocence below
But first..

On TV Tonight: Watch the Season 4 Premiere of Downton Abbey on PBS Masterpiece!

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The long wait (for US fans) is over! Tonight Downton Abbey(co-star asIsobel Crawley) kicks off itsfourth season on PBS Masterpiece at 9/8c. Episode 1 will be 120 minutes long!

The new season starts six months on from the death ofDownton heir Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens), son ofIsobel Crawley.


Episode 1 (120 minutes)
Six months after Matthew's death, family and servants try to cure Mary and Isobel of their deep depression. Meanwhile, O'Brien causes a final crisis.
Watch the early Season 4 preview trailer and a scene from Episode 1 and more below...

Watch: A new Mega Clip of 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' starring Chris Pine & Keira Knightley

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Paramount Pictures has released an action-packed extended scene/mega clip of Kenneth Branagh's Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruitstarring Chris Pine (Jack Ryan),Keira Knightley(Cathy), Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh, Peter Andersson, David Paymer, and Colman Feore, which will be released in theaters and IMAX, this month, January 17 in the US and January 24 in the UK. David Koepp wrote the script.

Watch the action-packed Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruitmega clip below...

Happy Birthday Claudie Blakley!

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Today, January 4th, former Pride & Prejudice star Claudie Blakley's (best known to P&P Fans as Charlotte Lucas turned Mrs. Collins in P&P movie) birthday.

Claudie, born Claudia, Blakley is the sister of Kirsten Blakley, the lead singer with indie band Little Spitfire, and their father was Alan Blakley, bassist with Brian Poole's Tremeloes, who had several pop hits in the 1960s. Sadly Alan died of cancer in 1996 and missed seeing his daughters' success. Claudie graduated from London's Central School ... See full bio (on IMDB).

Besides Pride & Prejudice, you may or may not have seen Claudie in the following costume dramas in TV and Films...I've seen them all and she was very good in all. I recommend you check them out, if you haven't already...

Larkrise to Candleford ( with Downton Abbey's Brendan Coyleand P&P '95's Julia Sawalha)
Cranford (with Judi Denchand Simon Woods) and Return to Cranford (with Judi Dench)
Gosford Park (with Tom…

Must-See Winter/Spring 2014 TV & Films starring Pride & Prejudice (2005) Actors (Updated)

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2013 is now last year and we're now in the New Year 2014! You know what that means, right? New TV series/returning shows and movies to look forward to this Winter and Spring from ourfavorite P&P (2005) actors! Continuing my annual list of some P&P '05 alumni with a new movie and TV series or mini-series starting this month of January through April of 2014 (as well as a few upcoming films to see in mid to late 2014!).

UPDATED 3/23/14: Added theatrical release dates for Laggies, Begin Again (formerly known as Can A Song Save Your Life?), Calvary and Inherent Vice films and trailer links, synopsis, and more here.

The following P&P '05actors has new films (and returning TV series) to be releasedthis Winter/Spring...

Season 2 of Ripper Street starring Matthew Macfadyen gets a new premiere date February 22nd on BBC America!

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Just noticed that BBC America has quietly updated its page recently for Ripper Street(starringMatthew Macfadyen as Inspector Edmund Reid) and now has listed a new US premiere date for Season 2 (which was originally to air last December 1st, 2013, but due to BBC One canceling the series after 2 seasons in the UK, citing their reasons for axing it was due to poor ratings). It is now going to premiere next month on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 9/8c on BBC America.

Happy New Year 2014!

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2013 has been a really GREAT year for this P&P '05 Blog and it's all because of YOUThank YOU all so much for visitingreading, and commenting here and for making this year, an amazing year! Like last year, I had a great time posting, updating, and keeping this Blog and P&P movie alive all year. One of my favorite moments and posts this year has to be: Pride and Prejudice 200 Anniversary celebration posts. Hope to continue and keep going this year (2014) and beyond...well hopefully for many more years to come (or for as long as I can).
I would like to wish all the P&P/Jane Austen fans around the world, 
visitors, and faithful readers of this bloghere a...

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