Just a little personal news I'm excited about: Our oldest son, Mark, recently proposed to a lovely young lady. He asked her in the Christ Church Meadow, in Oxford--and she said yes! (They were doing a semester abroad there. She is American.) It will be an August 2014 wedding!
The bride-to-be studied Jane Austen for one of her tutorials at Oxford. How can I help but love her? She loves my son and Jane!
Maybe a nice painting of Oxford (where Jane Austen studied briefly when she was seven) would make a nice engagement gift. What do you think?