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PERSUASION:  A novel of change, by Tony Grant

12 February 2018

Inquiring readers: One reason I love Tony Grant’s submissions is the wonderful original images that he takes of the sites he discusses – in this instance, Bath and Persuasion,...

My Role Models: Mom and Jane Austen

29 January 2018

Inquiring readers: While I meant to write a post about muslin caps, my thoughts went in quite a different direction. My lovely mom just celebrated her 93rd birthday and she and Jane...

Netley Abbey and the Gothic by Tony Grant

6 January 2018

Inquiring readers, Tony Grant, a blogger and contributor to this blog for a decade, has submitted this interesting post about Netley Abbey. He ties history, literature, poetry, and...

A Jane Austen Christmas by Rachel Dodge

16 December 2017

Christmas with Jane Austen Many Austen fans enjoy thinking about how Jane and her family celebrated Christmas. They wonder, did she give gifts, “deck” the halls, or have...