Mansfield Park Fanny Price and Henry Crawford Part II: While Fanny Price resists Henry Crawford, Sophie de Courcy falls for Émile ‘Like a Ton of Coals Being Delivered’

Life at Mansfield Park livens up with the arrival of a dashing brother and sister to a neighbouring house, namely Henry Crawford and his sister Mary. Poor Fanny Price has been in love with her older cousin Edmund for years – while he regards her with discouraging, cousinly affection. He has been kind to her, … Continue reading Mansfield Park Fanny Price and Henry Crawford Part II: While Fanny Price resists Henry Crawford, Sophie de Courcy falls for Émile ‘Like a Ton of Coals Being Delivered’

Jane Austen and Mansfield Park

Readers have commented that they see a lot of the influence of Jane Austen in my story ‘That Scoundrel Émile Dubois’ and they are so right. I love that acid wit of Jane Austen’s – and even without it, which is hard to imagine – the books would be fascinating period pieces and an invaluable … Continue reading Jane Austen and Mansfield Park