In Defence of Jane Austen

by Rhian Helen Fender   “Mrs Edwards thinks you are a child still. But we know better than that, don’t we.” So began the 2008 television adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1811 novel Sense and Sensibility, with the cad Willoughby seducing the naïve ward of heroic Colonel Brandon. The atmosphere seductive with low-light and fireplace burning,… Read more about In Defence of Jane Austen


The Perfect Jane Austen Teacup Cupcakes!

Our new re-usable Jane Austen Teacup Cupcake Cases have proved a huge hit, and a number of you have asked us if we had any cup cake recipes that would be perfect for use with the little cups… … and indeed we do!   Ingredients: 50g caster sugar 50g butter/margarine  50g self-raising flour 1 egg… Read more about The Perfect Jane Austen Teacup Cupcakes!


Jane Austen News – Issue 81

The Jane Austen News learns about the C18th human gnomes

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?   Jane Austen In Couples Therapy For Campaign Audible has launched a new campaign in Australia encouraging people to “grow their minds”, and Miss Austen plays a starring role. Research commissioned by Audible and conducted by researchers at Sydney University’s Brain and Mind Centre has found that 62… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 81


Jane Austen News – Issue 80

The Jane Austen News needs female friends

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?   Where Are All The Fictional Female Friends? Grazia have been asking this week where all of the female friends in film have gone. “Epic bromances have always been familiar turf when it comes to our favourite films and TV shows. ‘Boy and his beloved male sidekick’ is… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 80


Jane Austen News – Issue 79

The Jane Austen News in the future?!

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?   A New Pride and Prejudice is Coming! Big news!!! Set to air twenty-five years after Colin Firth first set hearts racing while playing Mr Darcy in the BBC’s 1995 series, is a new TV adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Mammoth Screen, the makers of the hit series… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 79


Jane Austen News – Issue 78

The Jane Austen News is Tilney is top!

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?    Jane Austen Money Worth A Mint? The £10 notes are nearly ready for release to the general public, and given what happened with the £5 notes, it seems likely the same could happen with the new £10 note when it comes to low serial numbers being worth… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 78


Jane Austen News – Issue 77

The Jane Austen News is...she's alive?!

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?     Anger at Austen £10 Note Quote   We’re delighted that the new £10 note is going to pay homage to Jane Austen. However, the choice of quote which the Bank of England have selected to go alongside her (some say “airbrushed”) portrait is causing outrage to… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 77


Austen: Keeping it real for 200 years

Kindly reproduced here with permission from its author, Laurie Viera Rigler, who is also the author of the popular Jane Austen Addict novels.   On the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, what better way is there to honor this extraordinary author than to give thanks for what she has left us? For me, her work… Read more about Austen: Keeping it real for 200 years