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Jane Austen News – Issue 34

  What’s the Jane Austen News this week? The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen – Volume II   The author Collins Hemingway officially launched his new book; The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen Volume II – a new historical novel based on Austen’s life, on Saturday 10th September the first day of Bath’s 2016 Jane Austen Festival. Volume I of The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen trilogy was released on the 24th of June 2015, while volume III has no release date at present. But for now we’re happily getting stuck into volume II. The fiction trilogy addresses the enduring rumors of whether Jane Austen had a lost love or a tragic affair, why Jane Austen prematurely put on her “cap of middle age”, and why, after her death, did Jane’s beloved sister Cassandra destroy her letters and journals. Reviewers have praised The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen for the quality of the writing, its compelling love story, its sensitive treatment of the historical Austen, and its meticulous research.   Success at The Jane Austen Festival       So as mentioned above, this week saw the beginning of the 16th Jane Austen Festival in Bath. After a pre-festival get together on Friday 9th, Saturday saw the festival officially opened with the Grand Regency Costumed Promenade. The sight of so many Jane Austen fans marching through Bath (in somewhat disappointing weather but that did not dampen any spirits) was truly a majestic one. If you couldn’t make it to the city to see

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