"what a pleasant life could be had in this world by a handsome, sensible old lady of good fortune, blessed with a sound constitution and a firm will"

In John Schlesinger's 1995 screen version of Cold Comfort Farm, which has a screenplay by Malcolm Bradbury, this quote is attributed to Jane Austen. It certainly has an Austenesque quality to it (and as we already know, Flora Poste is an admirer of Jane Austen), but it is in fact fictitious.

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