Susannah Leigh   (phorum profile)

Location:Southern New Jersey/Philly, USA
Joined DWG:August 2009, but have been lurking for a while
Favorite Jane Austen novel:Pride & Prejudice
Second favorite JA novel:Persuasion
Favorite JA adaptation:P&P3 (2005)

I first discovered Jane Austen when I was 18, and saw E2 for the first time. I was utterly enchanted and immediately went out and got a copy of Emma and read it. I have been enjoying JA for the last 13 years since. After seeing P&P3, I have been especially obsessed. I have read all of JA's novels and shorter stories many times and have been devouring lots of fan fiction, as well as watching many of the adaptations.

I have a B.A. in History from Roger Williams University. I currently work at a bank, but always thought I should have been a writer or an editor. (Perhaps I will post some of my writings on DWG when I become more comfortable.) I love music and I play piano and sing. I am an historical fiction buff, I love to read and write, and love movies. I am an animal lover and currently have a loveable lab/pit bull mix named Keira. I also love watching baseball and American football (Go Phillies and Eagles!!!).

Besides P&P3, my other favorite JA adaptations are P&P2, Pers2 and Pers3. My favorite JA heroine is Anne Elliot. She is the most sensible, grounded and dignified character I have ever had the pleasure to read about. The JA character that I most identify with is actually Mr. Darcy. We are both reserved and are cast aside as prideful snobs by those who don't know us because of our lack of affability, but people just have to get to know us! ;-)

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