The November/December edition of Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine is published today – watch out for it in your mailbox over the next few weeks.
In the new issue you can read about:
- Some great Christmas gift ideas for the Jane Austen fan in your life
- You shall go to the dance – public and private balls in Jane Austen’s time
- How keeping a bawdyhouse could be a tough business
- Baiting, coursing and fishing: blood sports were big business in the Georgian era
- Looking at Jane’s use of fashion accessories in Emma
- The life of Sir Thomas Bernard, a prominent philanthropist
- Jane in the Garden of England
Plus reports from the Jane Austen Festival in Bath and the JASNA AGM in Brooklyn; news, letters, book reviews and much, much more!
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The purchaser of a ring that once belonged to Jane Austen, surprising many when it came up for auction in the summer, has been revealed as Kelly Clarkson.
The pop singer’s acquisition came to light when she was reportedly banned from taking the ring overseas by the British authorities.
The Miss Independent hit-maker purchased the gold and turquoise antique at a sale in the UK in July, but her request to take it back to America was turned down by officials.
She told the Daily Star newspaper in Britain: “I got up at 4am to start bidding on the auction. We put in an export request but I can’t take it out of the UK as they’ve named it a national treasure.”
Jane Austen fans are gathering in Brooklyn, New York, for the annual general meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North America. Hundreds of delegates – from the US and farther afield are expected at the Marriott by Brooklyn Bridge for the conference, which begins on Thursday.
There is a packed programme of lectures, musical events and entertainments, including the banquet, costumed promenade and Regency ball on Saturday.
The emporium, which is open each day, will have stalls including Jane Austen Books, Chawton House, Bingley’s Teas and Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine. Drop by our stall to sign up for a subscription to the magazine and to purchase a copy of our new book, Celebrating Pride and Prejudice, by Maggie Lane and Hazel Jones.
Updates from the conference will be posted here during the AGM.