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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

Easter in Jane Austen’s Day: a pastiche of information

Happy Easter, gentle readers. Many of the customs followed in the early 19th century by Jane Austen and her family are still followed today in one fashion or another. For this blog post, I have gathered information already known to many, and some that...
From: Jane Austen's World on 4 Apr 2021

High Tea and Afternoon Tea in the Age of Austen

Inquiring readers, I once enjoyed afternoon tea in Fortnum and Mason’s in London. It was an exquisite, elaborate, and unforgettable experience. It was so elegant that I thought of it as high tea, but the presentation and its intent had nothing in...
From: Jane Austen's World on 22 Sep 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

Miss Lambe and the Black Experience in Georgian England: Episode 3, Sanditon Review

Miss Lambe, introduced in Episode 1 at the assembly ball, is an intriguing character – a new one for Jane Austen that she intended to explore in depth before she abandoned her manuscript due to illness. By the Regency era, the British Empire had...
From: Jane Austen's World on 20 Jan 2020

Musings on Moving and Jane Austen

Inquiring readers, Many of you have noticed my absence for a long time. If it weren’t for the efforts of Rachel Dodge and Tony Grant, this blog would have remained silent for most of the previous twelve months. Thank you, both, dear friends,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 21 Aug 2018

Heat and Light in Austen’s Novels (Part 1): Fires – Rachel Dodge

At the heart of every household in Jane Austen’s time, a fire burned. Fires provided a fixed source of heat and light, around which people gathered and moved, cooked and cleaned, lived and socialized. And while it’s lovely to imagine that...
From: Jane Austen's World on 11 Sep 2017

Regency Woman’s Work: Painting

Sorry, I accidentally published this post. It is still in progress. Come back later to read it in full with images. When studying a woman’s role in the Regency era, one truly appreciates the great strides today’s Western women have made in...
From: Jane Austen's World on 3 Apr 2016

Jane Austen and Food by Maggie Lane: A review

Jane Austen and Food by Maggie Lane is well worth the purchase for its informative content and as an ebook.
From: Jane Austen's World on 24 Feb 2014

Valentine Puzzle Purse, 1816

This image by Nancy Rosin (2007) from  is of a puzzle purse dated February 14, 1816! By clicking on the link, you can read about these wonderful puzzle purses, and how and why they were made. (Sweethearts exchanged them as early...
From: Jane Austen's World on 14 Feb 2014

Books to Purchase in the New Year and a Book Give Away

For winter reading in 2014, I'd like to recommend Jane Austen's England and Sense and Sensibility: The Annotated Edition as necessary additions in the libraries of confirmed Janeites and Jane Austen lovers.
From: Jane Austen's World on 1 Jan 2014

Apoplexy in the 18th century

My blog has been silent again. Just as my schedule was letting up a bit, my father fell ill. In Jane Austen’s time, extended families lived in one village and often under the same roof. Healthy family members or friends took care of the sick, elderly,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 17 Dec 2013

Friday Follow: A Regency Illustration of the Sea Side

Nobody could catch cold by the sea; nobody wanted appetite by the sea; nobody wanted spirits; nobody wanted strength. Sea air was healing, softening, relaxing — fortifying and bracing — seemingly just as was wanted — sometimes one, sometimes...
From: Jane Austen's World on 28 Jun 2013

Regency Fashion: Men’s Breeches, Pantaloons, and Trousers

One of the benefits of gathering images for Pinterest is that one’s awareness of the minute differences in fashions from year to year improves. Daily exposure to thousands of fashion images from the Georgian era have taught me to notice the nuances...
From: Jane Austen's World on 21 Jun 2013

Pride and Prejudice: Having a Ball at Chawton House

Pride and Prejudice: Having a Ball was filmed in Chawton House. For this BBC2 production, Regency ball was reconstructed in a way that Jane Austen's contemporaries knew well, but whose meaning in many instances has been lost to us.
From: Jane Austen's World on 17 May 2013

Nothing As it Seems – Jane Austen in Bath

Inquiring reader: The city of Bath is a topic that guest writer Paul Emanuelli, author of Avon Street, knows well, having immersed himself in Bath’s history and environs for his novel. For this article he examines Jane’s life in Bath and how...
From: Jane Austen's World on 11 May 2013

The Bathing Dress: Fashion in the Georgian Era

During the 18th century women wore a long flannel shift while bathing, sometimes with lead weights sewn into the hem to keep the skirts from floating up.
From: Jane Austen's World on 27 Apr 2013

Sidmouth: Where Jane Austen found love (?)

Sidmouth is now talked of as our summer abode” – Jane Austen to her sister Cassandra, January 1801 In the summer of 1801, Jane Austen and her sister and parents visited Sidmouth, a seaside Devon town made unexpectedly popular by a visit from...
From: Jane Austen's World on 22 Apr 2013

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.