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Police vow crackdown on Jane Austen ‘coquette’ culture

Police appealing for a bit of common sense, and sensibilityYoung ladies are falling out of assembly rooms at night, a giggling mass of fluttering fans and heaving bosoms in tight corsets.

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Posted: Nov 9th, 2009
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New ITV adaptation of Pride and Prejudice to be screened over 240 consecutive nights

Leading independent broadcaster ITV has announced a new and exciting interpretation of the classic Jane Austen work to fit in with new broadcasting rules announced by the government yesterday.
The full show will total two hours but will be ‘pithy, punchy and relevant to today’s audience’, and shown in 30 second episodes between all the adverts.

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Posted: Sep 21st, 2009
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Great literature to be ‘Twittered’

Jane Austen only allowed 140 charactersPlans are believed to be at an advanced stage for great works of literature to be published on Twitter in a ‘twittered’ form. Sources inside the company say classic books, plays and poems are being pared to the minimum for distribution as ‘tweets’ as part of a new LitTwit service. The service is based on the premise that people no longer have the time these days for reading page after page of long words, particularly when they are so busy on Twitter.

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Posted: Apr 12th, 2009
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