Little-known fact about Jane #12

A new version of Persuasion, re-named Me, I Don't Take Much Persuasion and scripted by Andrew Davies, is soon to be filmed, with Pamela Anderson as Anne and Mickey Rourke as Captain Wentworth.

In an arresting new opening, Anne and Captain Wentworth are seen making love in a Regency bed; the middle scenes also see them in bed together, and they are in bed together, too, in the final scene, only this time the bed is of a slightly later design, to emphasise the passage of time. "It's what Jane Austen would have wanted," says Andrew Davies, who is now working on his next adaptation, this time of EM Forster's Howard's Bottom.
By Craig Brown The Telegraph 26/01/2008

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