Jane Austen News – Issue 84

The Jane Austen News looks at the promenade

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?   A Wonderful Walk Was Had By All On Saturday (the 9th) we saw the fourteenth Jane Austen Festival in Bath officially opened with the traditional Regency  promenade. The parade began from the front of the Royal Crescent at 11am, and wound its way through the historic streets… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 84


Jane Austen News – Issue 83

The Jane Austen News Takes a Turn About Bath

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?   The Guardian Visits Bath! We had a lovely surprise this week when we discovered that The Guardian newspaper has just published a piece about why visiting Bath is such a wonderful thing to do. Included in their two and a half mile round-trip walking tour of Bath… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 83


Oxford asks: Which Jane?

which jane?

by Elizabeth Jane Timms As part of the 200th anniversary events to commemorate Jane Austen’s death, the Bodleian Libraries launched its major summer 2017 exhibition in June, asking the intriguing question to its visitors – “Which Jane”? The exhibition seeks to challenge previously held views of Jane, arguing that she was perhaps, driven by ambition,… Read more about Oxford asks: Which Jane?


Is Jane Austen a Great Writer?

By Linore Rose Burkard Quora is growing in popularity. What is Quora? A forum where anyone can ask a question to the world (the world as registered on the site, that is) and expect an answer. The good thing about Quora is that you can ask any question you want, and you might learn a… Read more about Is Jane Austen a Great Writer?


Jane Austen News – Issue 82

The Jane Austen News is that there's a hunt for a new Jane!

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?   Could You Play Jane in Austen the Musical? Exciting news if you love musical theatre, have a passion for performing and have always wanted to be Jane Austen. Producers Daniel Taylor-Brown and Justin Eade have announced that they’re looking for an actress to play Jane Austen in… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 82


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