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Persuasion (1995)

Watching the 1995 version of Persuasion again (Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds). There's just something about this version of the book (and the book itself) that's like curling up in a warm blanket. Mom isn't quite as enamored with it - doesn't find Anne/Wentworth quite as interesting as Jane's other 'ships... maybe because she's never read the book. Plus Amanda and Ciaran are just awesome, and the portrayal of Sir Walter is spot on.

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For some reason, I have never read the book. *puts it on her list* But my Mom made me watch the movie and I just loved it. Now I have a copy of my own. :)
I think the movie is so much more enjoyable after you read the book, too. But yay, tell me what you think. :)

There are also a couple of books that retell the story from Wentworth's POV - None But You and For You Alone by Susan Kaye - that I really liked. They had the right 'tone' and felt true to the story and the period. I'm going to reread them when I'm done with Persuasion :)