Monday, April 30, 2012

Letters to Mr. Knightley

Recently, while pursuing a Jane Austin link, I discovered a blog called "Letters to Mr. Knightley." and I was immediately captivated. As the name of the blog implies, letters are being sent to Mr.Knightley's attention on various topics of life. Mr. Knightley (and sometimes Mrs.Jenings) replies to them in a warm, sensitive and pleasant manner that will not leave you indifferent.

Readers are also forewarned that the blog should not be substituted for actual therapeutic assistance. For those who avoid the warning and try to impose obligations on Mr.Knightley, he addresses them with the following: "Please don’t attempt to sue either Mr. Knightley or his Desk, as it is certainly beneath your dignity to do so. However, duels at dusk with either rapier or revolver can be organized in an honorable and timely fashion and in due course with the proper notification and paperwork. Thank you."

Here's the link if you want to read for yourselves.

4 comments:

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I will definitely explore further. Oh I love such distractions.

**"That is the case with us all, papa. One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other."** Emma

SJ Scott said...

What a grand find! Thanks for posting it.

Ira Huberts said...

What an amazing find Maya! Thanks so much for the link, I'm such an ardent fan of Jane Austen and anything related so I must check this out ;-)

dearmrknightley said...

Thank you so much for featuring the blog here on your own excellent site. Mr Knightley and his Desk are always happy to afford such small distractions as we can to people with an eye for wit and a taste for good company. We would also like to inform you and your readers that after a brief hiatus Letters to Mr Knightley is once again running actively and that Mr Knightley is once again accepting letters at http://dearmrknightley.wordpress.com/write-to-mr-knightley/ .
Cordially,
The Desk of Mr Knightley