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Charlotte Rampling Starring in Film Adaptation of Sanditon

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Charlotte Rampling Starring in Film Adaptation of Sanditon

1234024_Charlotte-RamplingCharlotte Rampling, who has received an OBE for her services to the arts and who has previously played roles in hit period dramas such as The Duchess, is set to play the overbearing nouveau-riche Lady Denham in the never-before-screened story of Sanditon – the novel which Jane began before she died in 1817.

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Top Comedian Abandons Internet In Favour Of Austen

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Top Comedian Abandons Internet In Favour Of Austen

160502_3029337_louis_c_k_explains_how_he_kept_horace_and_pYet more proof that Jane Austen is for everyone. Top U.S. comedian Louis C.K. recently shut himself off from the internet as “everything is weird and mean and upsetting.” Instead he sought refugee by pulling out a copy of Pride and Prejudice and beginning to read through that, rather than through the cruelty all over the internet.

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Sense and Sensibility Church To Reopen

Sense and Sensibility Church To Reopen

14182076-largeThe village church in Upton Pyne near Exeter is believed to be the setting for the marriage of Elinor and Edward in Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.

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Live Next Door To Pemberley for £3m 

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Live Next Door To Pemberley for £3m

33DB5A6300000578-0-image-a-6_1462447285165Lymewater Hall: a six-bedroom detached home in Stockport, Greater Manchester. It’s a six-bedroom detached home which boasts a statement staircase, home gym, cinema room, wine cellar and games room. But more importantly, it backs onto Lyme Hall – a beautiful National Trust property, famous for being the setting of Mr Darcy’s plush Pemberley pad in the 1995 BBC series (and home to the infamous lake). So if you want to be Mr Darcy’s neighbour now is your chance. Lymewater Hall is up for sale, for the low low price of…£3million!

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Bustle: Inspiring The Internet Generation To Try Austen?

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Bustle: Inspiring The Internet Generation To Try Austen?

bbcc89b0-e9f1-0133-e6f7-0a315da82319Bustle is a website well known for its popular culture and fashion articles (how to do your hair like Beyonce; what to wear to the office party; five reasons we love Jennifer Lawrence etc). More recently however we at the Jane Austen News have been pleased to see a series of articles popping up on the site which are dedicated to championing Jane Austen. These have included:

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Harpist to Publish Jane’s Sheet Music

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Harpist to Publish Jane’s Sheet Music

th-11Fascinated by the music from the late 1700s and early 1800s, Malibu harpist Suzanne Guldimann has been busy compiling her ninth book of music for the Celtic harp, Music for the Netherfield Ball: Songs and Dances of Jane Austen’s Era, which will soon be available at Amazon. Guldimann’s new book focuses on selections from the Jane Austen Family Collection which Guldimann has transposed and arranged for the Celtic harp. Her source? In the mid-2000s, researchers compiling a bibliography on Jane Austen stumbled across the Austen family’s personal music collection, of which 18 volumes have survived and been put online.

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Baby Names for Book Lovers

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Baby Names for Book Lovers

baby-reading-bookAt the Jane Austen Centre we’ve had a fair few visitors who tell us that they were named after one of Jane’s heroines, or that they themselves named one of their children after Elizabeth Bennet or Elinor Dashwood, so at the Jane Austen News we were interested to read through a list that Bustle recently published with suggestions on what the ideal baby name for a literature fan might be.

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Lieutenant Price = Lieutenant Molesworth Phillips?

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Lieutenant Price = Lieutenant Molesworth Phillips?

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