It's time to reveal the lucky winner of the Micawber Thanksgiveaway!
Thanks to all of you for your comments. Several readers offered kind congratulations, but declined the giveaway. Those who entered were asked to name an Austen character they'd most like to dance with, or an actor who played the character, or to simply say they hadn't read the books or seen the movies. Here is a list of those lovely ladies and their chosen partners (where specified):
3. Kimberley R.
4. Millefeuilles - Mr. Darcy
5. Ellen - couldn't choose, but agreed with my opinion of Henry Tilney
6. Sarah - Frank Churchill for dancing, Edward Ferrars for conversation
7. Charters - Mr. Darcy
8. Kirsten - Mr. Knightley
9. Annie - Captain Harville or Colonel Brandon
10. Nest Full of Eggs - Mr. Knightley
11. Sandiart - Mr. Darcy
12. Colleen - Mr. Wickham, Mr. Knightley or Captain Wentworth
13. Carine - Mr. Darcy or Captain Wentworth
14. Liz - Colonel Brandon or Captain Wentworth
15. Debbie - Mr. Darcy or Mr. Knightley
17. Penny - Mr. Bennett (!)
18. Gill - Colonel Brandon as played by Alan Rickman
19. Peeriemoot - Colonel Brandon
20. AJ - Mr. Darcy
(Here is where I demonstrate my computer ignorance. I used a random number generator to pick the winner, but can't figure out how to make it show up in this post, except by using a screen shot.)
And the the winner is:
# 4 - Millefeuilles! Congratulations Stephanie!
Thanks so much to all of you who entered. I've really enjoyed finding out which Austenian gentlemen are the most popular - Mr. Darcy is no surprise, nor is Mr. Knightley (especially if he looks anything like Jeremy Northam), but Colonel Brandon seems to have quite a few fans too (thanks to Alan Rickman's restrained yet smouldering portrayal, I have no doubt). I was glad to see that gentlemanly Captain Harville got a look-in, as well as the more dashing Captain Wentworth. The dark horses were Mr. Wickham, Frank Churchill and Mr. Bennett.
Thanks again to all of you who left comments.
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