Mr Bennet’s Bride, by Emma Wood

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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

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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


Jane Austen News – Issue 42

The Jane Austen News is keeping an eye on the library protests

Share this: What’s the Jane Austen News this week?  National Library Protests in The UK  There was a protest in London on Saturday (5th November) as authors joined hundreds of members of the public (around 1,800) in the first national demonstration to protect library services. The march was held in response to the string of… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 42


Book Review: The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen

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Share this: The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen by Ada Bright  and Cass Grafton A review by Laura Boyle When I was asked to review The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen, I had no idea what the story was about, the cover giving only the vaguest idea that it might have something to… Read more about Book Review: The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen


Are Jane Austen’s Heroines Ideal Women?

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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?


Rural England in the Age of Jane Austen

Rural England in the Age of Jane Austen

Share this: by Marc DeSantis A Rural England Though Jane Austen’s life of forty-one years was lamentably short, her time on earth, 1775 to 1817, was nonetheless one of great and momentous change.  England was still largely rural in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and the rhythm of its country life was tied… Read more about Rural England in the Age of Jane Austen


Cookie Recipe and Helpful Hints for our 3D Jane Austen Cookie Cutter

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Great Cookie recipe to use with your brilliant Jane Austen cookie cutter. A cutter above!


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