Jane Austen and the Oliphant in the Room

by Alice Chandler, author of Aunt Jane and the Missing Cherry Pie I do apologize for the pun in my title. The Olifant I refer to is Margaret Olifant (1828-1894), a prolific and popular nineteenth-century writer and said to be Queen Victoria’s favorite novelist. The reason that I figuratively place Olifant in the same room… Read more about Jane Austen and the Oliphant in the Room

The Enduring Love For Jane Austen

By Jon Michail Jane Austen passed away 200 years ago, yet the names of Lizzy Bennet and Mr Darcy are familiar even to people who have never picked up one of Austen’s novels. Then there are those who have read Austen’s works…. countless times. The academics, the Janeites, and those who simply appreciate her work… Read more about The Enduring Love For Jane Austen

Jane Austen’s Bracelet

Create your own bracelet like the one on display at Chawton Cottage

Finding Happiness, Austen Style: Party with Bride and Prejudice

Bride and Prejudice

Welcome to the third 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.   The days are getting shorter. Winter is coming. A dragon has… Read more about Finding Happiness, Austen Style: Party with Bride and Prejudice

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?

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

Austen Mania

austen mania

It is a truth universally acknowledged that an English graduate with absolutely no fortune must be in want of a job.   Three weeks later… And I landed myself with the most perfect role; dressing up in long, elegant dresses, talking about one of the most famous female authors of all time and not to… Read more about Austen Mania