Welcome to Jane Austen Detectives
Follow us on our journey as we unravel the world of Jane Austen - her life, food, medicine and her social position in Georgian England. Jane Austen Detectives visit the homes and places known to Jane researching and interviewing experts. Our hands-on approach enables us to understand more about Jane Austen's life in Georgian society as well as gaining new threads of meaning in her novels.
We want to bring you the latest news, interviews and events as well as access to an interpretation of recipes from the exclusive Knight Family Cookbook. We also have a vast blog section of articles that cover a range of Jane Austen topics. Join in the conversations, add comments or write your own review. We would love to hear from you. Also, make sure you have a look in our corner shop and discover more about our Hampshire artists and designers who have created handcrafted Austen-inspired artwork and designs.
Our current television project
FOOD FOR THOUGHT is a television series concept that blends the iconic masterpieces of a classic literary author with the talents of a major chef. Please check out this five-minute "Recipe with Sizzle" that best presents the idea:
The series features well-known works of the author and the popular foods of that era, along with a brief biography of the chef and his or her philosophies and current activities. These elements all come together as the chef creates a special meal based on his or her impressions of the author. The feast is shared at an event with key personalities invited to participate.
This series concept has been created by Ester Davies, Patrick Nagle and Catherine O'Sullivan Shorr. To find out more about the series please and Planet Group Entertainment whom we are working on this project with, please click here
- The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
- A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
- I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.
- The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!
- It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
- I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.
- There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.
- Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.
- I am the happiest creature in the world. Perhaps other people have said so before, but not one with such justice. I am happier even than Jane; she only smiles, I laugh.
- We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of man; but this would be nothing if you really liked him.