My own darling child

My boxes of books arrived Friday!

“I want to tell you that I have got my own darling Child from London;–on Wednesday I received one Copy, sent down by Falknor, with three lines from Henry to say that he had given another to Charles & sent a 3d by the Coach to Godmersham.”

letter to Cassandra, on receiving her first copy of Pride and Prejudice
January 29, 1813 [79]

(Unfortunately, I left my camera at my parents’ this weekend, so I’ve not been able to take pictures.)


Filed under Austen family, Letters, Pride and Prejudice, Writing

3 Responses to My own darling child

  1. Bonnie Buckingham

    We can’t wait to read it!
    Just back from the second time seeing Becoming Jane.
    Better the second time!
    in Charlotte

  2. Luciana

    Your baby arrived! Congratulations!

  3. Mazel tov!
    I read you on feed over at LJ, but this was worth delurking and congratulating you!