An Interview with Author Rachel Knowles

What regency Women Did For Us

Not all Regency women were alike… Author and Regency history blogger Rachel Knowles came to visit us at the Jane Austen Centre in Bath recently, and she was kind enough to tell us a little more about her latest book, What Regency Women Did For Us, and about some of the amazing women of the… Read more about An Interview with Author Rachel Knowles


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


The Formative Years of George Austen, Jane’s father

George Austin

A look at James Cawthorn, George Austen and the Curious Case of the Schoolboy Who Was Killed by Martin J. Cawthorne   Jane Austen’s father, George Austen has many connections to the city of Bath. On the 26th April 1764 he married, by special licence, Cassandra Leigh in St Swithin’s, Walcot.  The Austen family were… Read more about The Formative Years of George Austen, Jane’s father


An Interview With Helena Kelly, Author of Jane Austen the Secret Radical

Helena Kelly’s book, Jane Austen the Secret Radical,  began an interesting debate around the beloved Regency author when it was released in November 2016.  Kelly’s book explored Jane Austen as a radical, spirited and politically engaged writer, and this was a shock for those people who’d only thought of Jane as a tranquil, smiling woman… Read more about An Interview With Helena Kelly, Author of Jane Austen the Secret Radical


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


Writing In Tough Times: Jane Austen in Bath and Southhampton

Jane Austen Writers' Club

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 authors’ first… Read more about Writing In Tough Times: Jane Austen in Bath and Southhampton


Our Books of the Year 2016

Books of the Year 2016

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 to add… Read more about Our Books of the Year 2016


The List Lover’s Guide to Jane Austen: A Review

Joan Strasbaugh’s list loving book is the perfect gift for the Janeite who has everything!