Jane Austen News – Issue 61

Share this: What’s the Jane Austen News this week?     Lucy Worsley on Jane Austen   In the lead up to the publication of her new book about Jane Austen, Jane Austen at Home, published in the UK by Hodder & Stoughton on 18th May 2017, Lucy Worsley has been writing various articles and giving… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 61


Parbake & Prose: Making Mr Bingley’s soup

Share this: Parbake & Prose is a project created by sibling bibliophile and chef team, Daniella Rossi and Eric Upper. The concept is pretty simple: Parbake & Prose takes a look at great works of literature, from Greek epic poems to modern classics, and creates recipes based on the dishes in them. Daniella lives in… Read more about Parbake & Prose: Making Mr Bingley’s soup


Jane Austen News – Issue 60

The Jane Austen News is arsenic poisoning!

Share this: 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… 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

Share this: 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… Read more about Jane Austen For Children: Aunt Jane and the Missing Cherry Pie


A Dangerous Intimacy: Mansfield Park and Playing at Love

Contrary Wind

Share this: By Lona Manning A group of young people, passing the rainy weeks of autumn together in “a dull country house,” decide to entertain themselves by staging a play. So what’s so wrong about that, as the critic Lionel Trilling asks rhetorically in his 1954 essay? The characters in Jane Austen’s great novel, Mansfield… Read more about A Dangerous Intimacy: Mansfield Park and Playing at Love


Jane Austen News – Issue 59

The Jane Austen News is: Martin Salter

Share this: 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… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 59


Meeting Young Jane Austen

Share this: “It’s exciting to be contributing to the Jane Austen 200 celebrations, with performances of Young Jane and Meeting Miss Austen, my adaptations inspired by Austen’s Juvenilia.” – Cecily O’Neill The exuberance and absurdity of the short novels, plays and letters known as the Juvenilia immediately captured my interest. Many of the characters, situations… Read more about Meeting Young Jane Austen


Mr Bennet’s Bride, by Emma Wood

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