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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

The Basingstoke Ball - a poem by Mrs Cassandra Austen

The Basingstoke Ball - a poem by Mrs Cassandra Austen

Fellow Janeite, Jennifer Banks, shares with us a poem written by Jane’s mother, Cassandra, while on a Jane Austen tour of Basingstoke. The poem gives...

Posted: June 28th 2016

Blog tags: Latest News

Why Jane Austen's eleventh letter was a milestone in her life

Why Jane Austen's eleventh letter was a milestone in her life

Ashton Dennis from the 'voices of men' and contributor to The Loiter, is an adent Austen supporter exploring her novels from a male perspective. His...

Posted: June 28th 2016

Blog tags: Latest News

Fashionable Georgian and Regency Jewellery

Fashionable Georgian and Regency Jewellery

On a recent trip to London, the Jane Austen Detectives visited The British Museum. Unbelievably, this iconic building is free to visit, although donations are...

Posted: June 16th 2016

Blog tags: History, Latest News

Category: Jane Austen Archives

The healing power of Austen

The healing power of Austen

We have always been advocates of the healing power of reading literature. Writer and author, Jojo Moyes, discusses how actress Emma Thompson overcame her severe...

Posted: June 15th 2016

Blog tags: Latest News

The politics of courtship, love and marriage

The politics of courtship, love and marriage

Professor John Mullan’s article for the British Library, 'Courtship, love and marriage in Jane Austen's novels', explores the romantic, social and economic considerations preceding marriage...

Posted: June 1st 2016

Blog tags: Latest News

Mystery parcel reveals rare Jane Austen book

Mystery parcel reveals rare Jane Austen book

Imagine the excitement in receiving a rare edition of Jane Austen’s Persuasion in the post? This is exactly what happened to a school teacher in...

Posted: May 21st 2016

Blog tags: Latest News

Austen's a hit on men's reading lists

Austen's a hit on men's reading lists

Camilla Nelson, Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications, University of Notre Dame, Australia, examines how Jane Austen was marginalised by a gender agenda. Today, men...

Posted: May 20th 2016

Blog tags: Latest News

Jane Austen's awareness of mental health

Jane Austen's awareness of mental health

Celebrating The Royal College of Psychiatry’s 150th anniversary, consultant psychiatrist, Jean Harris-Hendriks from Dunstable, South Bedfordshire, responds to the question, 'The therapeutic effects on psychiatric...

Posted: May 16th 2016

Blog tags: Latest News

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