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July 6, 2010

Lost in Austen.

I’ve been watching a UK drama called Lost in Austen recently and I’ve really enjoyed it. It’s based on Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice. Here’s the blurb from the TV New Zealand site: Bored bank worker Amanda Price (Jemima Rooper – The Black Dahlia; As If; Hex) literally becomes lost in her favourite Austen book, after she finds a strange portal in her bathroom and swaps places with its heroine Elizabeth Bennet. As she gets to know the Bennet family and encounters the famous Mr Darcy (Elliot Cowan – The Golden Compass), how can she keep this celebrated romance on track?

In the last episode, Amanda and Darcy had a moment and Darcy told her he loved her. Of course, Amanda is worried because he’s meant to marry Elizabeth Bennet, but she does get him to go into the pond and get his shirt wet. It was a very special moment for both Amanda and me!

Here’s the trailer to watch if you’re interested:

Purchase link for DVD: Lost in Austen

I’d like to step into Robyn Carr’s Virgin River series or Eloisa James’s Desperate Duchesses series or Scarlet Woman from my Middlemarch Mates world.

If you could choose a book, a movie or a tv program to step into, which one would it be?


  1. Maria D.

    Looks like a very interesting series- of course we can’t get it in the US but it looks like alot of fun :grin:

  2. mary

    I was just thinking about that last night because I always have really weird dreams and I was dreaming about being on the show Vampire Diaries and being Damon’s love slav…er…I mean girlfriend. LOL

    There are so many shows I would love to step into…Forever Knight would have been a good one to step into, as a Vampire maybe.

    I wouldn’t mind stepping into Dexter and being a crazy psychopath for a while. LOL Yeah I’m weird like that.

    Books, the first one that comes to mind is Christine Feehan’s Dark series…as one of the male Carpathians mates…that would be too cool.

  3. Shelley Munro

    Maria – I really like the show, but I’m also going through a historical phaze at the moment. Darcy just makes me laugh and the scene with him in the pond made me sigh.

  4. Shelley Munro

    Mary – Damon? The Vampire Diaries has just started down here – I’ve watched two episodes with the third coming this week. Does Damon improve? He seems like a real bad-ass so far.

    I thought of all the paranormal series I could step into and rethought my decision. I think I must be a wimp. I didn’t feel like being in danger.