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Date: 09 May 2011 Title: Cassandra Elizabeth Leigh and her famous daughter

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1. Thomas Leigh, the ______ of Harpsden, near Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire (6)
4. One of the inheritors this Leigh-Perrot of Stoneleigh Abbey in later years (5)
8. 1. Jane's brother Edward, as befitted the owner of a country estate, noticed a little slip in Jane's description of the Abbey Mill Farm, with its 'orchard in bloom' on the day that the strawberry party was held at Donwell Abbey, and teased her: 'Jane, I wish you would tell me where you get those apple-trees of yours that come into bloom in July' 2. small honey bee colonies created from larger colonies. The term refers both to the smaller size box and the colony of honeybees within it. (5)
9. Cassandra Leigh Austen, was the daughter of the Duke of _______ (7)
10. 1.' Mr. Lyford called on Tuesday to say that he was disappointed of his son and daughter's coming, and must go home himself the following morning; and __ I was determined that he should not lose every pleasure I consulted him on my complaint. He recommended cotton, moistened with ___ of sweet almonds, and it has done me good therefore, to have nothing more to do with Eliza's receipt than to feel obliged to her for giving __ , as I very sincerely do.' (7)
11. 'She is too concerned for herself, with not enough consideration for others. Her high opinion of herself is not fitting for a girl child.' (4)
12. Dinner was soon followed by ___ and coffee, a ten miles' drive home allowed no waste of hours; and from the time of their sitting down to table, it was a quick succession of busy nothings till the carriage came to the door, and Mrs. Norris, having fidgeted about, and obtained a few pheasants' eggs and a cream cheese from the housekeeper, and made abundance of civil speeches to Mrs. Rushworth, was ready to lead the way. (3)
14. In the 18th century, after the Great Northern War, the city's economy boomed with the building of new ships and trade. The strong economy transformed Christiania into a trading port. (4)
15. 'I did sometimes wonder if her hatred of Queen Elizabeth had a little to do with the fact that ____ had always proudly claimed a connection with that great Queen. We were always being told that her background was aristocratic and that she was descended from the Lord Mayor of London who had proclaimed Elizabeth Queen' Who is Cassandra speaking of? (4)
18. This Moni church. Featuring many fine 11th century mosaics including the Raising of Lazarus, the Washing of the Feet, Judas? Betral of Christ and Christ praying in the Garden of the Olives. (3)
21. 'Ah! there is nothing like staying at ____ for real comfort' (4)
23. Cassandra Leigh was born in Southampton, _______ (7)
25. evergreen tree of the Pacific coast of North America having glossy leathery leaves and orange-red edible berries; wood used for furniture and bark (7)
26. 'You are too young to think of such things and _____ should not put ideas into your heads. You may both have your new white muslins, but you are not grown yet.' Who said this? (5)
27. Her praise for Jane's work, especially her small seam stitches and neat _____ stitch, was always more generous than her praise for her writing. Perhaps that was the reason that, as far as I can remember, Jane did not dedicate any of her compositions to Mama. (5)
28. ?Perhaps he might be obliged to purge himself from the guilt of writing Nonsense by filling his shoes with whole pease for a week afterwards? This Edward a reverend in Hamstall Ridware was the inspiration for Mr. F in S&S (6)


1. Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right, is there not some _____ to fear I may be wrong? (6)
2. Your Steventon friends Are at their wits end To know what is become of Squire East They very much fear He 'll never come here Having left then nine weeks at the least. Then pray thee, dear Sir No longer defer Your return to the mansion of learning For we study all day (except when we play) And eke when the ______ are burning - Cassandra Elizabeth Austen (7)
3. 'Did you note, Cass, that Mama referred to my talent--if even she can admire me, perhaps I may yet become a published author. But I feel that 'Elinor and Marianne' wants something yet--it does not quite satisfy me and I shall work on it some more.' 'I do wonder, Jane, whether the letter form quite suits. It depends after all on the two girls being apart, when the story might proceed better if they were together on ______.' (8)
4. This Austen-Leigh, born in Victoria, Canada, is a collateral descendant of Jane Austen. Under the name Joan Mason Hurley, she is the author of over twenty plays which have been produced all over North America. (4)
5. She was the daughter of King Ae?tes of Colchis, niece of Circe, granddaughter of the sun god Helios, and later wife to the hero Jason (5)
6. Ann Leigh also known as Ann Cawley was this of Jane's Mother? (6)
7. Also read again and for the third time at least Miss Austen's very finely written novel of Pride and Prejudice. That young lady had a talent for describing the involvement and feelings and characters of ordinary life which is to me the most wonderful I ever met with. The Big Bow-wow strain I can do myself like any now going, but the exquisite touch which renders ordinary commonplace things and characters interesting from the truth of the description and the sentiment is denied to me. What a pity such a gifted creature died so early! (5)
13. 1. 'I ___ never too busy to think of S. & S. I can no more forget it, than a mother can forget her sucking child.' 2. 'I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I ____ a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I ____ not an excellent library.' P&P 3. 'It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we __' (8)
16. 1. A generic term for a piece of fabric or flat material, generally placed on a floor or other flat surface 2. 'Hastings grows much & begins to ____ english tolerably well, his education is likewise begun, his Grandmamma having succeeded in teaching him his letters' Eliza de Feuillide December 1790 through to January 1791 in Margate (7)
17. He was evidently tired of being regarded as the poor relation and was determined to enjoy a few years of consequence as fellow inheritor of Stoneleigh Abbey (6)
19. a person who acts in a dramatic production and who works in film, television, theatre, or radio in that capacity. (5)
20. 'It is very _____ to judge of any body's conduct, without an intimate knowledge of their situation. Nobody, who has not been in the interior of a family, can say what the difficulties of any individual of that family may be.' (6)
22. Your Steventon friends Are at their wits end To know what is become of Squire East They very much fear He 'll never come here Having left then nine weeks at the least. Then pray thee, dear Sir No longer defer Your return to the mansion of learning For we study all day (except when we play) And eke when the ______ are burning - Cassandra Elizabeth Austen (5)
24. ?I like the ____very much & my Mother thinks it very ugly.? (4)