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Reading Jane Austen
I’ve been reading Austen since childhood, and I am only half joking when I say that if you put me under light hypnosis, I could probably recite Pride and Prejudice word for word in its entirety. Between what the novels have taught me about writing a…
A Chronology of Jane Austen and her Family 1600 – 2000
It was in the 1970s, in the course of some local history research in the London Borough of Camden, that I discovered quite by chance a grave in the old churchyard of St-John-at-Hampstead, in which Jane Austen’s aunt Mrs Hancock was buried together w…
International Women’s Day: spotlight on women’s writing in the Romantic period
The countless female authors active in what we now call the Romantic period in Britain (1770-1830) would have little imagined the world’s celebrating an International Woman’s Day. Yet it’s true that many such pioneering writers were mark…