December 22, 2012

Victoria Namkung on Sense and Sensibility

To celebrate the launch of Tempestuous, the first book in our Twisted Lit series, we've been featuring guest bloggers all week. This week's final guest is writer and friend Victoria Namkung Koch whose blog, A Gifted Society, covers gift giving and etiquette--and the suggestions are as lovely and generous as Victoria herself. Thank you, Victoria! 

One of my favorite literary adaptations of all time is Sense & Sensibility, starring Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant. Thompson, who was cajoled into starring in the film by director Ang Lee, won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1995 and -- fun fact! -- ended up marrying Greg Wise, who played the naughty John Willoughby. The scene where Elinor realizes that Edward is there to profess his love for her is one of my favorite on screen moments ever. Here are some gift ideas for the Jane Austen fan in your life. --Victoria Namkung Koch

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