Jane Austen News – Issue 25

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?    Jane Austen Brings Shakespeare to Cuba    On Sunday (10th July)  in Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire in the UK, a local actress performed her one-woman show, “Yours Ever, Jane”, in which Jane Austen tells her sister Cassandra all about her latest novel, Pride and Prejudice. The actress,… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 25


Jane Austen News – Issue 24

What’s the Jane Austen News this week? Virginia Woolf on Jane Austen    This week one of the favourite things that the Jane Austen News came across was a forgotten gem from the archives. In January 1924 Virginia Woolf published a review of Jane’s novels, and it made for most interesting reading. In it Woolf… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 24


Jane gets a makeover… The Jane Austen Pop Art range

Jane Austen Pop Art

This new twist on the earlier image is a reinvention, a celebration, and also a reminder that Jane is a true icon, whose qualities commend her as freshly to each new generation as to the one before.


Jane Austen News – Issue 23

What’s the Jane Austen News this week? Bath One of the Best Literary Breaks in the UK     According to Travel Weekly Bath is one of the top ten UK cities to visit for a literary break. While many authors have lived and visited Bath over the years, including Charles Dickens and Mary Shelley,… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 23


Jane Austen News – Issue 22

What’s the Jane Austen News this week? History Lessons Via Romantic Novels    Writing for the History News Network, Robert W. Thurston, Professor Emeritus of History at Miami University, has proposed the idea that, rather than teachers and textbooks, a lot of the historical information many people learn nowadays comes from romance novels. Sales of… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 22


Jane Austen News – Issue 21

What’s the Jane Austen News this week? Jane Austen’s Games   Card games are by no means a new invention. Yes there are new ones invented all the time, and games that were popular in the past can lose favour and get forgotten, but the basic concept is everlasting. Jane was a big fan of… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 21


Jane Austen News – Issue 20

What’s the Jane Austen News this week? Jane Austen Manuscripts – Free and Online  An Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project to digitise the original handwritten manuscripts of Jane Austen’s fiction has finally been completed. Jane’s manuscripts have been scattered across libraries and public collections around the UK and New York, but now they… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 20


Love and Friendship – The Main Players

Love and Friendship – The Main Players Before you see the film you can now meet the main players in Love and Friendship in these wonderful short clips given to us by Curzon Films.               (more…)