“Oh Mary! … find some useful employment!” ~ Mrs Bennet, Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen’s 500-piece 18″ x 14″ jigsaw puzzle looks to me like one heck of useful entertainment. The moment I saw it on a shelf by the check out counter of Asia Books, I decided it was mine even before I read the blurb –

“Settle down for a cozy afternoon with this literary-minded puzzle. Cleverly packaged in a booklike box… it features illustrations from the Regency Era paired with quotes from Jane Austen’s beloved novels.”

Alas! I have had the misfortune of not having touched this most prized possession since I bought it last year. Therefore this is one good reason to look forward to rainy afternoons at home on that russet hardwood dining table. If only I were home.

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