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Dentistry During Jane Austen’s Era

“Jane and her family simply had to put up with the small aches and ailments of life.”  – Lucy Worsley, Jane Austen at Home When Jane Austen was seven, her mother, Cassandra Leigh Austen, lost several foreteeth, which made her look older. One can...
From: Jane Austen's World on 5 Oct 2022

The Murder of Mr. Wickham by Claudia Gray

In this delightful mystery, a whole cast of characters from Austen's novels have motives to kill Mr. Wickham. But who did it?
From: Jane Austen's World on 26 Sep 2022

In Honor of HM Queen Elizabeth II

As the entire world mourned the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II this last two weeks, I have spent time honoring her life and reign, learning more about her personality and leadership, and watching countless hours of television coverage. I was home on September...
From: Jane Austen's World on 21 Sep 2022

Review of The Lady’s Guide to Death and Deception by Katherine Cowley

Gentle Readers, This review discusses an historical novel based on one of Jane Austen’s least admired characters, Mary Bennet. Katherine Cowley manages to keep my interest in the growth of Mary in her self-confidence and talents. The Lady’s Guide...
From: Jane Austen's World on 11 Sep 2022

Sydney Gardens Restoration in Bath: 2022 Galas

“Well, here we are at Bath; we got here about one o’clock, & have been arrived just long enough to go over the house, fix our rooms & be every well pleased with the whole of it. … it has rained almost all the way, & our first view of...
From: Jane Austen's World on 4 Sep 2022

A Young Lady’s Prayer for a Husband

This 1791 prayer gives criteria for a husband that Austen would have approved.
From: Jane Austen's World on 29 Aug 2022

Foods in Season in Georgian England: Pastor Woodford’s Dining Habits, Hannah Glasse’s Recipes and the Martha Lloyd Connection

Inquiring readers: Summer is my favorite time to eat vegetables – with corn succulently sweet, tomatoes bright red and juicy, blueberries plumb and flavorful, and oranges burst-in-your-mouth ripe. I’ve wondered for ages how people in centuries past...
From: Jane Austen's World on 24 Aug 2022

Virtual Book Club: Northanger Abbey

Inquiring readers: Are you tired of Zoom workshops? Don’t be. At times the easiest way to attend workshops abroad is via the internet. This workshop is sponsored by The Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton. (Austen fans will recognize the house!)...
From: Jane Austen's World on 18 Aug 2022

Jane Austen’s Tips on Moving House

Having just made a big move myself, I was intrigued by the thought that Jane Austen herself—not to mention several of her characters—knew what it took to move an entire household from one place to another. One of the best resources available to us...
From: Jane Austen's World on 9 Aug 2022

Jane and Friends: A Talk with Jane … Porter

Inquiring readers; Almost a week ago I attended an author’s gathering and book signing in Columbia, MD. The occasion was held at The King’s Contrivance Restaurant, a suitable setting for this lovely get together with Jane Porter and Denise Holcomb,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 5 Aug 2022

Persuasion-lite: An Annotated Recipe of the 2022 Netflix film version

Inquiring readers, Persuasion-lite is a cinematic reworking of Jane Austen’s final novel, finished before her death, but not published until afterward. Coming off the heels of Netflix’s highly successful Bridgerton (in this cast of Persuasion-lite...
From: Jane Austen's World on 1 Aug 2022

Colonel Brandon in His Own Words, by Shannon Winslow

Would you like to get to know Colonel Brandon better? Experience his background, and enjoy his romance with Marianne? Colonel Brandon in His Own Words will give you that.
From: Jane Austen's World on 23 Jul 2022

Jane Austen’s Final Writing: A Remembrance

I thought of Jane Austen today on the eve of the 205th anniversary of her death in Winchester. At only 42 years of age, she left us a legacy so rich that her genius as a writer is regaled to this day. Several days prior to her death on July 18, 1817,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 18 Jul 2022

Calling all Janeites!

Hello, dear friends. Rachel Dodge here. I just moved to a new city (and state) and I’m feeling under the weather and can’t do too much at the moment. I won’t be able to post the article I’ve been working on for this month, so I thought I’d just...
From: Jane Austen's World on 12 Jul 2022

Sanditon Review – S 2, E 2: The Malacologist and a Brave Lambe

Inquiring readers: This season the writers for the adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sanditon did their best to disguise how events would unfold to keep viewers guessing. I had fun picking up the clues, whether they made sense or not. Episode Two opens with...
From: Jane Austen's World on 4 Jul 2022

In the Garden with Jane Austen, by Kim Wilson

Kim Wilson takes us on a lovely visit to the gardens of Jane Austen, with lots of helpful information besides.
From: Jane Austen's World on 27 Jun 2022

Jane Austen’s Last Years Without a Summer

Inquiring readers: The two summers before Jane Austen’s death, cold and wet weather plagued Great Britain due to a volcanic eruption in 1815 half a world away in Indonesia. This article discusses the reasons for the unseasonably cold weather and its...
From: Jane Austen's World on 22 Jun 2022


One bookshop. Fifty-one rules. Three women who break them all. Natalie Jenner, the internationally bestselling author of The Jane Austen Society, has gifted us with her newest book, Bloomsbury Girls, just in time for summer! It’s a compelling and...
From: Jane Austen's World on 13 Jun 2022

Keeping a Clean House Regency Style

Inquiring readers, I despise housework.  As I lugged my vacuum cleaner from room to room I thought: ‘It could be worse. I would only have a broom or mop had I lived in1810.’ And so I should be grateful to clean my house in the 21st century. But what...
From: Jane Austen's World on 8 Jun 2022

Review of The Time Traveller’s Guide to Regency Britain: A Handbook for Visitors to 1789–1830, by Ian Mortimer.

Strictly speaking the oficial Regency lasted from 1811 to 1820, but the author, Ian Mortimer, takes the reader on a journey to Great Britain – England, Wales and Scotland – from 1789 to 1830, a time period that is in line with most other historians,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 5 Jun 2022

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