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Basingstoke takes the lead in the run up to Jane Austen's bicentenary

Basingstoke takes the lead in the run up to Jane Austen's bicentenary

The Hampshire town of Basingstoke, is taking the lead to commemorate Jane Austen's bicentenary with its own project, 'Sitting With Jane'. The art trail will...

Posted: September 22nd 2016

Blog tags: Latest News, Tours

Category: Personal History

Pride and Prejudice 2016 at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Pride and Prejudice 2016 at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Entering the autumn season this year, Simon Reade's adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is on tour from 2nd to 17th September at Regent's...

Posted: September 3rd 2016

Blog tags: Latest News, Theatre Shows

Filming takes place in Steventon

Filming takes place in Steventon

With all the excitement of Jane Austen's bicentenary drawing ever closer to 2017, chief reporter Emily Roberts, from the Gazette (Basingstoke) reports on the latest...

Posted: August 26th 2016

Blog tags: Latest News

Why Lyme Regis is indispensable in Jane Austen's Persuasion

Why Lyme Regis is indispensable in Jane Austen's Persuasion

In Jane Austen's novel, Persuasion, there are four principal settings set in both rural and urban locations: Kellynch, Uppercross and Bath. The fourth is neither...

Posted: August 22nd 2016

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Jane Austen and Social Judgement

Jane Austen and Social Judgement

Etiquette and behaviour of Regency women was closely monitored and scrutinised in social circles and in everyday life. Professor Kathryn Sutherland's article for...

Posted: August 16th 2016

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Was Jane Austen black?

Was Jane Austen black?

Influenced greatly by Dr.Samuel Johnson's work, Jane Austen adopted a similar writing style interweaving well-ordered, witty and minute observations of life into her novels. Egmond...

Posted: August 14th 2016

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Jane Austen and the Donegal love story

Jane Austen and the Donegal love story

What became of Jane Austen's nieces May, Lou and Cass, the daughters of her younger brother, Edward Knight in Ireland? On our trip to Ireland...

Posted: August 11th 2016

Blog tags: Latest News

Debating the nature and purpose of education in Jane Austen's life and her novels

Debating the nature and purpose of education in Jane Austen's life and her novels

Fierce debates raged during the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries about the nature and purpose of women’s education. Professor Kathryn Sutherland's article for the British...

Posted: August 10th 2016

Blog tags: Latest News

A new twist on Jane Austen's Illness

A new twist on Jane Austen's Illness

There is much speculation as to the kind of illness that may have caused Jane Austen's death. Many illnesses have been mentioned including Addison's and...

Posted: July 18th 2016

Blog tags: Book Reviews, Latest News

Category: Jane Austen Books

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