Visuality in the Novels of Austen, Radcliffe, Edgeworth and Burney

Jessica A. Volz’s latest book, Visuality in the Novels of Austen, Radcliffe, Edgeworth and Burney (London and New York: Anthem Press, March 2017), examines how four famed women novelists publishing their oeuvres in Britain between 1778 and 1815 used visuality – the continuum linking visual and verbal communication – to achieve a degree of rhetorical… Read more about Visuality in the Novels of Austen, Radcliffe, Edgeworth and Burney


Jane Austen News – Issue 60

The Jane Austen News is arsenic poisoning!

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?    Jane’s Death Caused By Arsenic?    The cause of Jane Austen’s mysterious death at the age of 41 has been the subject of much debate over the years. Theories put forward have included cancer, Addison’s disease, and complications from drinking unpasteurised milk. However, new research conducted by… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 60


Jane Austen For Children: Aunt Jane and the Missing Cherry Pie

Aunt Jane and the Missing Cherry Pie

by Alice Chandler How did I come to write Aunt Jane and the Missing Cherry Pie: A Jane Austen Mystery for Children? Jane Austen has been part of my life for almost all of my life, ever since my parents took me to see the 1940 movie version of Pride and Prejudice when I was… Read more about Jane Austen For Children: Aunt Jane and the Missing Cherry Pie


Jane Austen News – Issue 59

The Jane Austen News is: Martin Salter

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?    Mr Bennet With Us For Ten Years!!!     Our Mr Bennet (A.K.A. Martin, our meeter-greeter who welcomes all our visitors to the Jane Austen Centre) has been with us for ten years! So to celebrate we arranged a little surprise for him… 10 Must-See Locations for… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 59


A Letter to Jane Austen – Part Three

This is the third and final instalment of a most interesting letter written by Hans van Leeuwen, a lovely Jane Austen fan from the Netherlands. (Part one can be found here, and part two can be read here.) Hans is hoping to receive remarks and tips for improvements from native speakers of English, preferably Jane Austen devotees,… Read more about A Letter to Jane Austen – Part Three


Jane Austen News – Issue 58

The Jane Austen News is Darcy in Italy

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?    Pride and Prejudice is the Bishops’ Pick      A television channel owned by Italy’s conference of bishops and endorsed by the Pope is to broadcast BBC shows for the first time. Among the nine period dramas it has chosen to show are the BBC’s 1995 Pride… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 58


A Letter to Jane Austen – Part Two

Jane austen biography

This is part two of a most interesting letter written by Hans van Leeuwen, a lovely Jane Austen fan from the Netherlands. (Part one can be found here) Hans is hoping to receive remarks and tips for improvements from native speakers of English, preferably Jane Austen devotees, and the purpose of sharing the letter with us… Read more about A Letter to Jane Austen – Part Two


Jane Austen News – Issue 57

The Jane Austen News looks for Darcy

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?    Third Jane Austen Fiver Found The third of the four specially engraved £5 notes which feature a tiny portrait of Jane Austen has been found, leaving only one of the £5 notes still in circulation and yet to be claimed. The latest note was found in a… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 57