Mr Bennet’s Bride, by Emma Wood

sarah-and-emily-g

Share this: It’s a pleasure to have a chance to connect with other Jane Austen enthusiasts. Like many people, my passion for Jane Austen grew hugely with the 1996 mini-series of Pride and Prejudice. The theatricality of the characters and the beauty of her dialogue delivered by that magnificent cast made that series one that… Read more about Mr Bennet’s Bride, by Emma Wood


Yours Sincerely: Jane Austen’s Heroes

brock_illustration_for_persuasion

Share this: Original content by Rhian Fender “There certainly was some great mismanagement in the education of those two young men. One has got all the goodness, and the other all the appearance of it.” (Mr Darcy and Mr Wickham of Pride and Prejudice) During the late eighteenth and nineteenth century, there was one virtue… Read more about Yours Sincerely: Jane Austen’s Heroes


Writing In Tough Times: Jane Austen in Bath and Southhampton

Jane Austen Writers' Club

Share this: Exclusive content by Rebecca Smith, author of The Jane Austen Writers’ Club One of the hardest things about writing is just keeping going. Lots of people can write well, but to finish a novel, receive rejections, keep on editing and revising and then do it all over again takes real stamina. Most published… Read more about Writing In Tough Times: Jane Austen in Bath and Southhampton


Are Jane Austen’s Heroines Ideal Women?

Jane Austen's Heroines

Share this: By Jenni Waugh I recently replied to an email enquiry from a student who was looking for an opinion on the question “To what extent does Jane Austen present her heroines as ideal women within their social contexts?” My reply ended up being fairly lengthy and is below. Let me know what you… Read more about Are Jane Austen’s Heroines Ideal Women?


Our Books of the Year 2016

Books of the Year 2016

Share this: It’s been an extremely varied 12 months here at the Jane Austen Gift Shop as far as reading matter goes… Our biggest sellers have been the Jane Austen Classic Colouring Book and the Pride and Prejudice Colouring Classic. Whether young or old, it’s hard to resist getting out the pencils, paints or crayons… Read more about Our Books of the Year 2016


The new Jane Austen Portrait by Melissa Dring

New Jane Austen portrait

In 2001, Melissa Dring was commissioned by David Baldock, the Director of the Jane Austen Centre, Bath, to produce a new Jane Austen portrait using forensic methods, as she might have appeared during her time in Bath, 1801-06.


What Would Jane Drink? – Coffee in Jane Austen’s Work and World

teapot2-211x300

Share this: By Rudy Caretti Tea or coffee? It’s one of the great British dilemmas… Despite our image as a nation of tea lovers, the numbers tell a different story. According to a report by Mintel Coffee UK, about 70 million cups of coffee were sold each day in Britain in 2008. Another report released… Read more about What Would Jane Drink? – Coffee in Jane Austen’s Work and World


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.