Mr. Bennet’s Bride: A Play by Emma Wood
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by Brenda S Cox
5d ago
How did Mr. and Mrs. Bennet end up getting married? Playwright Emma Wood speculates in the play Mr. Bennet's Bride ..read more
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A Visit to Steventon: Jane Austen’s Childhood and Early Life
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by Vic
1w ago
Inquiring readers, Since 2007, this blog has published a number of posts regarding Steventon, the village where Jane Austen and her parents and siblings lived until the parents and sisters moved to Bath in 1801. Austen was 26 years old. It is said that upon hearing of her parents’ plans to leave Steventon, she fainted.  ..read more
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Jane Austen in the News, Part 2
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by Vic
1M ago
Austen Chat Podcast Brenda Cox, a writer for this blog, steered me to these wonderful podcasts offered by JASNA (Jane Austen Society of North America). Brenda’s discussion is featured in the second podcast on August 2023 entitled Jane Austen & Goodness: A Visit with Brenda Cox.  On JASNA’s instagram’s site:  “This month we visit with ..read more
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Jane Austen in the News
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by Vic
1M ago
This is the time when new books are published ahead of the spring and summer seasons. One offering from Manchester University Press particularly intrigued me. I also included in this post  my responses to two books I recently purchased in preparation for a post about the Grand Tour. She Played and Sang: Jane Austen and ..read more
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Visiting Great Bookham: Church of St Nicolas (and, Box Hill)
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by Brenda S Cox
1M ago
Jane Austen's godfather, Samuel Cooke, was vicar of the Great Bookham church, and Jane Austen visited there several times ..read more
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January in Jane Austen’s World
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by Rachel Dodge
1M ago
Today marks the start of a new series, in which I highlight several important events and details that happened in Jane Austen’s novels, letters, and lifetime during each month of the year. We’ll kick off Jane Austen January (aka “Jane-uary”) by examining passages and situations in each of her novels that occur in January. While ..read more
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Happy New Year, All – Good Cheer, Health, and Happiness In 2024
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by Vic
2M ago
After much celebration, Christmas and New Year’s festivities are over. I dare not weigh myself until I’ve dieted for a week. Wine and spirits are banned for the time being. Decorations will eventually be stashed away as life slowly returns to normal.  We still celebrate these holidays in similar ways to those held in the ..read more
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Stoneleigh Abbey: “I had no idea of its being so beautiful”
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by Brenda S Cox
2M ago
Let's visit Stoneleigh Abbey, home of Jane Austen's wealthy and beloved relatives, whom she visited there ..read more
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Holiday Drinks for the Ladies in Austen’s Day
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by Vic
2M ago
Ah, holiday gatherings! December is an historic month to celebrate good cheer and good will towards family, friends, and neighbors – this means inviting guests for food, drink, music, games, and entertainments. During Austen’s time, the hosts at houses or assemblies traditionally provided refreshments for their guests. Centuries later we still follow these wonderful customs ..read more
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Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!
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by Rachel Dodge
2M ago
This Saturday, December 16th, we wish Jane Austen a very happy birthday! Austen fans and groups around the globe will unite this weekend to celebrate our favorite author, her incredible life, and the novels she wrote. Here are a few ways you can join in the fun! Schedule a Jane-a-Thon When is the last time ..read more
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