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Who said it? Jude or Jane?

“Some people want to believe that the only difference between achievement and failure is luck. They like to sit on their couches and say that some sort of predetermined fate was why others made it and they didn’t. They never … Continue reading

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Accomplished toddlers primed for success

“No one can be really esteemed accomplished who does not greatly surpass what is usually met with.” Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice. It has been over two hundreds years since Miss Bingley made this snooty assertion, and yet her sentiments … Continue reading

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Jane Austen’s birthday

Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775, in rural Hampshire, England. She had little formal education, never traveled outside England, and never married. She published four novels – Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) … Continue reading

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