The Jane Austen Shopping Club – Our New Gold Membership

gold membership

A look at Jane Austen’s letters readily confirms that she, like many of her modern fans, had a love affair with shopping! Her notes to her sister, Cassandra, are full of this bargain and that deal picked up on her travels. What would she think of entire shops full of merchandise dedicated exclusively to her?!… Read more about The Jane Austen Shopping Club – Our New Gold Membership


Jane Austen News – Issue 68

The Jane Austen News was in shock!

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?     Mind the Ha-Ha! – Mansfield Park is Deciphered    David M. Shapard is an American historian with a longstanding interest in Austen and her world. He graduated with a Ph.D. in European History from the University of California at Berkeley (his specialty was the eighteenth century), and… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 68


Jane Austen News – Issue 67

The Jane Austen News is - move to Bath!

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?     Jane Austen Avoids Clichés Among many others, one of the statistics writer Ben Blatt has included in his new book, Nabokov’s Favourite Word is Mauve: The Literary Quirks and Oddities Of Our Most Loved Authors, is the number of clichés famous authors use in every 100,000 words…. Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 67


Happiness, Austen Style: Read It Out, Act It Out, Dance It Out

Welcome to the first of a multi-part series of posts on how to lift yourself out of the blues, Austen style. Kindly reproduced here with permission from its author, Laurie Viera Rigler, who is also the author of the popular Jane Austen Addict novels.   Perhaps it’s just that kind of day. Or year. Bottom line:… Read more about Happiness, Austen Style: Read It Out, Act It Out, Dance It Out


Jane Austen News – Issue 66

The Jane Austen News is a P&P ballet

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?    Pride and Prejudice Becomes A Ballet   Pride and Prejudice has been performed many many times on stage by various companies in plenty of different styles. However, on April 21st it enjoyed its premiere as a ballet. Performed by the American Repertory Ballet at McCarter Theatre Centre… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 66


The effects of the family’s misfortunes on Jane Austen’s death

Jane Austen's Death

By Caroline Kerr Taylor 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. She is one of the world’s most popular literary giants. It was a tragic loss that she died at 41, just as her star was gaining traction in the literary firmaments. We will never know for sure the exact cause of her… Read more about The effects of the family’s misfortunes on Jane Austen’s death


Jane Austen News – Issue 65

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?    A Fifth Jane Austen Note Is Coming To The Centre!   Since his incognito visit to the Jane Austen Centre in March, speculation has been high that micro-engraver Graham Short spent a fifth Jane Austen five pound note (despite the original news that only four had been… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 65


Jane Austen News – Issue 64

The Jane Austen News has mail!

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?    Jane Austen Inspired Anti-Bullying Campaign  Recently we had a nice surprise in the post: a collection of handmade letters from students of a language school in Greece, who made them as part of an anti-bullying campaign and as their way of honouring the 200th anniversary of Jane’s… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 64