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Kayo Yokoyama

Where is the Romance?

PRESENTED ON FEB 28, 2014
IN BLUE MOUNTAINS @ VOL 9

Artist Kayo Yokoyama discuess her investigation of Jane Austen's romance novel Pride & Prejudice. She considers what has happened to the traditional sense of romance and where all of the Mr. Darcy's have gone. However, she proposes that maybe the romance is still present today, just in different forms. 

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BY LAUREN SHAPIRO
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BY KIM THE LIBRARIAN
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Kim works as a librarian at the National Library in Whanganui and she shares her vintage collecton of magazines, illustrations, photographs, and comics in her two blogs. Her main interest are the very amusing mid century romantic comics.

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Eric Lomonaco loves a good surprise.  Many of these surprises involve his wife, Melissa Harris.

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BY LUCY BRENNAN SHIEL
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A heavy dose of attraction, a pinch of conflict and a dash of spice makes for a great romance

BY HOLLY HILL
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