A friend for life

I got back from America last week, but have been busy babysitting my nine-week-old granddaughter. I have much catching up to do. I haven’t posted in almost two weeks and I’m trying as hard as I can to read through all the posts I have in my inbox.

But first…

Today is August 1, and that means its Austen in August month over at Roof Beam Reader. Let me explain why this is so important to me. When I first moved to Norway in 1988, I was a single mother of three, I had just gone through a terrible divorce and was at a very low point in my life. There was no internet, blogging, facebook or skype. It was outrageously expensive to use the telephone and I couldn’t speak Norwegian. I was lonely, until one night when Norway’s one and only television channel, showed a BBC film called Pride and Prejudice. This was my first encounter with Jane and the rest is as they say, history!

If you get the chance pop on over, there is a lot going on…



About maggiemyklebust

I grew up on the Jersey Shore and now live in Norway. I have also lived in Houston and the Netherlands. I have written a memoir called Fly Away Home.

Posted on August 1, 2012, in writing and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.

  1. You can’t beat the good old BBC – have you been watching Downtown Abbey?

  2. i feel awful i have to confess i dont own any of the austen books 😦 i shall make it my mission to find at least one , you have my full respect moving to a country in such dire circumstance, many would have given up or crumbled, i am full of admiration of you and i am glad you have come out of the other side the wonderful person you are, have a super evening xx

  3. One of my very favorites too!

  4. Thanks Maggie! I adore her work and am excited you shared this!

  5. itsallaboutpurple

    it was great seeing you maggie, you have a very kind and gentle spirit!!

    i am really enjoying your book, you are a very brave soul!!

  6. Have fun with baby-kins!

    Here is a hint for catching up quickly. Tick each email notification of a blog post, close your eyes, and hit delete. I’ve done it two or three times when I’ve been away and came back to 400 emails. However, comment on all of my posts please.

  7. I’m with you Maggie; Jane Austen and her characters have been Such good company over the years! ~ Lily

  8. I wanted to pop over and say hello! I’m also participating in Austen in August. Pride & Prejudice was my first Austen read as well. I’ll be hosting a giveaway August 17-20, so be sure to check my blog then for details. 🙂

  9. welcome home! I hope you had a great visit 🙂

  10. I hope you are really enjoying your Jane Auten-a-thon! 🙂 Paula seems to be really excited about this too. 🙂

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