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Only a Novel: The Double Life of Jane Austen by Jane Aiken Hodge: A Review

6 May 2019

It is only a novel… or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation...

Reading Austen in America, Juliette Wells

23 April 2019

Good news for Janeites who live within striking distance of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD! At 7:00 PM EST on April 29th, the Bird in Hand, a cafe/bookstore, will be offering...

Jane Austen’s Sampler: Who Stitched It?

11 April 2019

Inquiring readers, Brenda Cox has contributed yet another fascinating post about Jane Austen’s cross-stitched sampler. Is it hers or not? Find out as Ms. Cox explores the possibilities...

Nancy I. Sanders and her new book – Jane Austen for Kids: Her Life Writings and World, with 21 Activities – and her visit to Winchester

24 March 2019

Inquiring readers, In this blog post (to wind up women’s history month), author Nancy Sanders discusses her new book Jane Austen for Kids: Her Life, Writings and World, with...