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Where Mrs Smith Bathed.....

Where Mrs Smith Bathed.....

…and other hotspots on the Jane Austen’s Bath walking tour.

Posted: May 18th 2015

Jane Austen’s Church

Jane Austen’s Church

A little way from Basingstoke lies the North Hampshire village of Steventon. The picturesque lanes leading there certainly provide a suitable eighteenth-century atmosphere,...

Posted: May 18th 2015

Portrait of an Era: the Georgian Cost of Living

Portrait of an Era: the Georgian Cost of Living

For many of us, the novels of Jane Austen have probably been instrumental in the shaping of our sense of the Georgian period....

Posted: May 18th 2015

Jane Austen and the Prince Regent

Jane Austen and the Prince Regent

Whether or not you are aware of Jane Austen’s opinion of the Prince Regent, later to become King George IV, this dedication is...

Posted: May 18th 2015

Libraries and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Libraries and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

On our Jane Austen walking tour in Bath, our guide pointed out to us the faded words on the corner of Grove Street...

Posted: May 18th 2015

A Cinderella Story

A Cinderella Story

If a Georgian went ‘to the play’, they never meant to just a single one: an evening at the theatre included, besides the...

Posted: May 18th 2015

The Regency Silhouette

The Regency Silhouette

One significant appeal of the endless film and TV adaptations of Jane Austen’s work is, let’s face it, the costume. For many of...

Posted: May 18th 2015

Politics and Jane Austen, part I: ‘There must be murder’

Politics and Jane Austen, part I: ‘There must be murder’

It is easy to forget, as we lose ourselves in the small-scale world of country dances at Netherfield, strawberry-picking at Donwell, and retrenchments...

Posted: May 18th 2015

Politics and Jane Austen, part II: ‘All the officers!’

Politics and Jane Austen, part II: ‘All the officers!’

In the 1995 Pride and Prejudice, Lizzy enquires of Colonel Forster whether his regiment are stationed in Meryton to ‘subdue the discontented populace,...

Posted: May 18th 2015

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