Tag Archives: Jane Austen

Pink dungarees for Kitty Bennet (Rousse)

The speaker hesitated. Who were the Bennet sisters in Pride and prejudice? The audience helped out with four names – Jane, Elizabeth, Mary and Lydia – but nobody could come up with the fifth. We were meeting in a public … Continue reading

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Debbie Harry impersonator stars at isolated Yorkshire guest house (Rousse)

The isolated guest house on the North Yorkshire moors was well-known for its strict graduate-only entry policy. I travelled there by car with Belle and a stranger. We couldn’t compete with his credentials as a UCL-based Jane Austen expert with … Continue reading

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Hugh Bonneville stars in Dreamaticus (Belle)

Dreamaticus was now a successful TV programme. The viewing figures kept rising and the director had signed up famous actors to re-enact ‘the dream of the week’. This week Rousse’s dream starred Hugh Bonneville playing Roddy McDowall playing Galen (Planet … Continue reading

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