Jane Austen News – Issue 89

The Jane Austen News is staying neutral!

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?     Fanny Price vs. Mary Crawford While discussing Austen’s novels, as we are wont to do on a daily basis at the Jane Austen Centre, two of our Centre staff, Jenni and Naomi, got into a discussion about whether Mary Crawford can really be painted as “a… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 89


Jane Austen and the Oliphant in the Room

by Alice Chandler, author of Aunt Jane and the Missing Cherry Pie I do apologize for the pun in my title. The Olifant I refer to is Margaret Olifant (1828-1894), a prolific and popular nineteenth-century writer and said to be Queen Victoria’s favorite novelist. The reason that I figuratively place Olifant in the same room… Read more about Jane Austen and the Oliphant in the Room


The Enduring Love For Jane Austen

By Jon Michail Jane Austen passed away 200 years ago, yet the names of Lizzy Bennet and Mr Darcy are familiar even to people who have never picked up one of Austen’s novels. Then there are those who have read Austen’s works…. countless times. The academics, the Janeites, and those who simply appreciate her work… Read more about The Enduring Love For Jane Austen


Jane Austen’s Bracelet

Create your own bracelet like the one on display at Chawton Cottage


Jane Austen News – Issue 88

The Jane Austen News is suddenly craving bread...

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?   We’re Loving The New Warbutons Ad! You might have seen that earlier this week we shared the new Warbuton’s advert on our Facebook page… Normally adverts are a bit dry, but occasionally a company will go all out and create a masterpiece. At the Jane Austen News… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 88


Jane Austen News – Issue 87

the Jane Austen News learns more about JASP

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?   A Look At Lizzy Bennet’s Drawers This week at the Jane Austen News we had great fun reading Bustle‘s piece on underwear in the time of Jane Austen. At the Jane Austen Centre our guides are often asked what the underwear of the era was like, so… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 87


Jane Austen News – Issue 86

The Jane Austen News visits a book signing!

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?   Austen Activist Strikes Again Activist Caroline Criado-Perez, who campaigned so hard to get Jane Austen featured on the new £10 bank notes, has been on the campaign trail again. This time it was in the cause of getting a statue of a woman built in Parliament Square…. Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 86


Jane Austen News – Issue 85

The Jane Austen News is a festival report

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?   “As Spectacular As It Is Surreal” We loved watching this report from Helen Coffey of The Independent newspaper. Helen made the journey from London to Bath especially to take part in the first full day of the Jane Austen Festival on Saturday 9th. Though as you’ll see… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 85