I am Lady Eleanor --, formerly of Northanger Abbey. Sister to Henry and Frederick, sister-in-law to Catherine, recently and happily married to a nobleman by the name of... do you know, I can't quite recall! I will be delighted to answer any questions you might have.
December 5, 2011
A Night at the Opera:
The Magic Flute, a bemused Henry, an apologetic Catherine, and Eleanor Tilney there to help smooth everything over.
It makes me laugh to think how put out Henry was when he thought Catherine had chosen to miss our engagement. I do object to receiving the credit of smoothing things over. Once Catherine had made her apologies, with all the artless goodwill of youth, things were set on course to smooth themselves.
December 4, 2011
askmarycrawford asked: No, it was not at all difficult to settle in. It was an easy adjustment, on my behalf. How are you you enjoying yourself? Ah, we have something in common, Lady Eleanor, for we both have brothers named Henry. Yes, Henry is the best of brothers and would do anything for the sake of my happiness. I cannot wait to see you at the Christmas party. I am sure everyone is to attend. I am quite looking forward to it.
Miss Crawford, how right you are in your observation that everyone shall attend the Christmas Party. From what I can tell, it is quite the social event of the season. Yourself and your brother must be looking forward to the opportunity to mingle.
Yours, Lady Eleanor —
…Eleanor Tilney’s romance…
What a delightful summary of events. I must say, I don’t miss the uncertainty of those years past. My dearest Lord — and I are so happy since we married. Indeed, I never imagined such happiness and complete freedom of spirit was possible.
On a related note, I wonder if there are any other portraits of my dear husband about. He has a striking profile, but I do wonder what he looks like straight on.
Catherine and I on one of our long walks.
December 3, 2011
Day 24: Favorite supporting character:
Eleanor Tilney from Northanger Abbey… She’s so sweet, kind and caring :) She’s always there for her friends and she is faithful. I just like everything about her xP But I’m tired and I won’t bother to explain further now xD
Catherine Walker as Eleanor Tilney
My dear, what lovely words. I am surely quite undeserving of such warm praise!
I had the wonderful pleasure of dancing with Mr. Henry Tilney last night. I must admit that my heart as never thrilled so much… but I must not let myself get carried away. It seems as though he might be a man of great fortune, and I have little fortune to my name. I met his lovely sister, Miss Eleanor Tilney, as well! She is beautiful, right out of a gothic novel. I cannot help myself, but I frequently picture myself being part of their everyday lives, and what I wonderful life it would be.
Catherine is such a sweet, generous creature. How quickly she endeared herself to us all, and how thoroughly she amused us with her vivid imaginings. I remember thinking how delighted I would be to deepen our budding friendship.
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Also, Miss Austen, I would be happy to send you the information via your ask box, but I’m afraid I cannot find it. Is it possible that your settings have made it so that you cannot receive questions?
dewymorning asked: What is your brother's (Henry's) main faults?
Dearest Miss Morning, your directness is most refreshing. Of course my brother Henry does not have any faults. He’s told me so himself on more than one occasion.
I jest, of course. Henry has his odd ways, as do most people. He can be prone to the most dreary moods, and takes more pleasure than is quite proper in teasing his poor wife!
Of course that is all part of his charm! (another tidbit he has felt obliged to declare on occasion). In all seriousness though, Henry is the very best of brothers. He has always been a great comfort to me and I wouldn’t trade him for all the brothers in world.
Yours faithfully, Lady Eleanor —