I would rather be overturned by him

“If I loved a man as she loves the Admiral, I would always be with him, nothing should ever separate us, and I would rather be overturned by him, than driven safely by anybody else.”Img_0658

Louisa Musgrove on Admiral and Mrs. Croft
Persuasion, volume 1, chapter 10

Jennifer Higham as Louisa Musgrove and Rupert Penry-Jones as Captain Wentworth.

The Granny’s Teeth steps on the Cobb at Lyme, from which Louisa later falls when trying to jump into Captain Wentworth’s arms.


Filed under Louisa Musgrove, Love, Persuasion

10 Responses to I would rather be overturned by him

  1. What a fantastic picture! Lucky you!

  2. Thanks — yes! I was pinching myself regularly through the trip. It was wonderful. I highly recommend it!

  3. nelle

    If there is a thing as “too much Austen” (which I highly doubt) I think I am pretty close. This week I have been re-reading Persuasion, (gearing up for the Masterpiece Theatre), as well as reading your book and checking a few Austen blogs. To top it all – the other night I had a dream in which I married Colin Firth’s Mr Darcy. All of a sudden we were in the church, were married (in a rather odd ceremony) and then I woke up. Sigh.

  4. Hi Lori
    I just finished your book. I loved it! I want to go on a tour of Jane Austen’s England now. 🙂 I felt like I was really there with your descriptions. Please write more! 🙂

  5. MaryAnn

    I’m so happy the weeks of JA will start with Persuasion! That is my favorite of her writings. I’m not familiar with the non-JA written movie coming out about her lost loves- will have to do some research on that one. Also, the S&S, is that a new adaptation as well? I thought there were only 3 recently remade? (NA, P, and MP) Am I wrong? (Happy to be!)
    Blessings to you, Lori! Hope you are feeling well!

  6. Thanks, MaryAnn — yep, S&S is a new adaptation as well! I think that may be the one I’m most looking forward to.

  7. Thanks, Brittanie! I’m beginning to work on another idea… 😉 Hope you get to go to England!

  8. Nelle–
    That dream about Mr. Darcy is cracking me up!

  9. Huzzah! My sister gave me your book for Christmas. I really enjoyed it – both for the subject matter and your writing style.
    Cobbs and hedgerows – so nice to see photos of what they are.

  10. Oh — thank you, Mary!