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Meet Zöe Wheddon, Author of Jane Austen’s Best Friend

I had the great pleasure of “meeting” Zöe Wheddon, author of Jane Austen’s Best Friend: The Life and Influence of Martha Lloyd, online earlier this year. Her book immediate caught my eye because I’ve always been intrigued by the friendship between...
From: Jane Austen's World on 14 Jun 2021

Review of Jane Austen: The Missing Pieces by Harvey T. Dearden

Inquiring readers: Not only did I enjoy reading Jane Austen: The Missing Pieces, but spent many silent hours debating with its author, Harvey T. Dearden, agreeing or disagreeing with his points of view, and thinking back on my history of reading about...
From: Jane Austen's World on 30 May 2021

BOOK REVIEW: JANE AUSTEN’S BEST FRIEND

I’ve always been intrigued by the friendship between Jane Austen and Martha Lloyd. (Who wouldn’t want to be close friends with Jane Austen?) When I saw Zöe Wheddon’s new book, Jane Austen’s Best Friend: The Life and Influence...
From: Jane Austen's World on 10 May 2021

An Interview with Jasmine A. Stirling, Author of A Most Clever Girl

After sharing my book review of A Most Clever Girl: How Jane Austen Discovered Her Voice by Jasmine A. Stirling, I had the great pleasure of interviewing Jasmine about her background, her writing process, and the inspiration behind her book. Thank you...
From: Jane Austen's World on 12 Apr 2021

Book Review and Giveaway for A Most Clever Girl by Jasmine A. Stirling

In light of Women’s History Month, I’m pleased to share my review of a beautiful new book by Jasmine A. Stirling that is sure to delight the hearts of Jane Austen fans of all ages entitled A Most Clever Girl: How Jane Austen Found Her Voice....
From: Jane Austen's World on 22 Mar 2021

JANE AUSTEN’S SURREY: The Novels as Inspiration by Tony Grant

Inquiring readers: While our world travels have been curtailed during the COVID-19 pandemic, we can think of no better a way to take a tour than with Tony Grant, who has served as a guide in Jane Austen country for many years. Map of Surrey Jane Austen...
From: Jane Austen's World on 13 Feb 2021

Jane Austen’s Letter to her Sister Cassandra About a Ball in 1798

“You deserve a longer letter than this, but it is my unhappy fate seldom to treat people so well as they deserve…” – Jane Austen Introduction: In August, 1798, Rev George and Mrs. Austen and their daughters Cassandra and Jane...
From: Jane Austen's World on 31 Aug 2020

Jane Austen Appears in Vic’s Dream on the 203rd Anniversary of Her Death: A Surreal Journey in Photos

Inquiring readers: Today is the 203rd anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. She lived from December 16th, 1775 to July 18, 1817, and managed to achieve more in 41 years than a majority of us in twice that time. My previous posts marking this occasion...
From: Jane Austen's World on 18 Jul 2020

Staying Home With Jane, by Rachel Dodge

Inquiring readers: Covid-19 has meant making changes for us and our families, friends, and co-workers world wide. Rachel Dodge wrote this lovely article regarding stay-at-home activities in Jane Austen’s era that are still practiced. I think we...
From: Jane Austen's World on 4 May 2020

A Trip to Chawton Cottage by Susan Branch

Inquiring readers, During the Covid-19 lock down, I’ve missed traveling around my country. I intended to go abroad as well, but had to lay those plans aside. The internet affords me a way to satisfy my wanderlust. Today as I e-searched Jane Austen’s...
From: Jane Austen's World on 23 Apr 2020

The Jane Austen Sampler: The Mystery Unraveled at Last? by Brenda S. Co

Inquiring readers,  Last April Brenda Cox shared a thought-provoking post about  a Jane Austen Sampler. Click here to read the article. Miss Cox writes that Deirdre Le Faye, an expert on Jane Austen, believes that the stitcher was another Jane...
From: Jane Austen's World on 9 Mar 2020

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

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 of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 6 May 2019

Spruce Beer in the Age of Jane Austen

Inquiring readers, Spruce beer was a popular beverage during Jane Austen’s lifetime. On December 9, 1808, Austen wrote her sister Cassandra from Castle Square: But all this,” as my dear Mrs. Piozzi says, “is flight and fancy, and nonsense,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 11 Mar 2019

Two Song/Dances/Games Played During a Regency Christmas Season

Jane Austen’s Christmas Day at Godmersham Park, her brother’s estate in the English countryside of Kent, was a merry one. As described by Claire Tomalin in Jane Austen: A Life , “Christmas was celebrated with carols, card games, blindman’s...
From: Jane Austen's World on 25 Dec 2018

Visiting Jane Austen’s Home: Celebrating 200 Years in Hampshire, Rachel Dodge

“Ah! there is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.” This line from Mrs. Elton in Emma is quite humorous, but the quote itself holds an eternal truth for most of us. There really is no place like one’s own home. For Jane Austen,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 8 Jul 2017

A Walk Through Chawton, Jane Austen’s Home

Inquiring readers, In celebration of the 200 year anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s Emma, frequent contributor, Tony Grant, visited Chawton House to view a special exhibit. Read his post about the exhibit on Jane Austen in Vermont...
From: Jane Austen's World on 30 Apr 2016

Celebrating Jane Austen’s Birthday

Jane Austen was born on a bitterly cold night on December 16, 1775. Little is known about birthday celebrations on one’s natal day during the Regency era. Jane makes no mention of them, as far as I know, in her letters and novels. Please correct...
From: Jane Austen's World on 16 Dec 2015

Progression of Regency Fashion in Jane Austen’s Adult Life

The blog, Carla-at-Home , features an interesting post on the progression of Regency fashion. The images were taken from John Peacock’s book: Costume 1066 – 1966, A Complete Guide to English Costume Design and History (copyrighted 1986). Mr. Peacock...
From: Jane Austen's World on 15 Jun 2013

A Drive Through Steventon to St. Nicholas Church

Steventon. Every Janeite has heard of this sleepy little village in Hampshire and the parsonage in which Jane lived over half her life. Situated in the chalk hills of North Hans, about seven miles from Basingstoke. As with Chawton, I “traveled”...
From: Jane Austen's World on 5 Jun 2013

Book Give Away: The List Lover’s Guide to Jane Austen by Joan Strasbaugh

The List-Lover’s Guide to Jane Austen is a quick, easy reference guide for all things Jane Austen. When you enter a JA trivia quiz, you can quickly become an expert by looking up the books Jane read, her #1 pet peeve, the people in her social circle,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 1 Jun 2013

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