As all of you know, today is our beloved Jane Austen’s birthday. I’m entering a contest hosted by Miss Dashwood of Yet Another Period Drama Blog. You can read about it here. And without further ado, here’s my entry:
Dear Miss Austen,
I wish you many happy returns on the occasion of your birthday. I am so grateful to you for making me one of the happiest women in England. I applaud your skill of writing in bringing my brother, Henry and Catherine together. When Catherine was sent away from Northanger Abbey, I was in deep despair, but I should not have worried – everything turned out perfectly in the end. Thank you for giving me such a kind, generous husband. The Viscount and I are very happy and he sends his most cordial wishes along with mine as Catherine and Henry do. Thank you for giving me such a wonderful sister and husband.
Eleanor Winthrop (formerly Miss Tilney)
So all I say is Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!