The May/June issue of Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine (No 63) will be mailed to subscribers this week and introduces Regency Rogues, our exciting regular new feature.
In the first installment you can read about the clergyman who murdered an earl’s mistress and why he attracted huge public sympathy.
Also in the new issue:
- Take our Mr Darcy courtship test to discover if you are ready for a Regency romance
- A new staging of Pride & Prejudice comes to The Regent’s Park
- A German princess describes her visit to Bath in 1775
- Narcissism in the novels: how Jane Austen understood personality disorders
- Chawton House Library celebrates its first decade
- Austen Authors: the writers who enjoy producing prequels, sequels and much more
Plus news from the Jane Austen societies in the UK and Australia, book reviews, all the latest news, quiz, and much, much more. To subscribe click here.
The March/April edition of Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine is published this week and will be mailed to subscribers around the world over the next few days.
In the new issue you can read about:
Austentatious: the theatre group that is improvising Austen themes
What Jane did next: life at Chawton Cottage after the publication of Pride & Prejudice
Secrets of a happy marriage: the Leigh-Perrots were a devoted couple
Portraits of perfection:miniature paintings were fashionable in Georgian drawing room
Lonely as a cloud: the life of William Wordsworth, Jane’s contemporary
Jane Austen stamps: your chance to win a set of the stunning new stamps
Plus all the regular features: news, letters, quiz, what made the news 200 years ago… and much, much more!
SPECIAL COMPETITION: the Royal Mail in Britain has issued a set of special Jane Austen stamps. You could win a presentation pack simply by entering our competition – see the new issue for details!
The P&P readathon is being streamed from the Jane Austen Centre here in Bath.
And the Pride & Prejudice special edition of Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine is still available – as is Celebrating Pride and Prejudice, by Maggie Lane and Hazel Jones, marking 200 years of Jane Austen’s “darling child”
The Royal Mail is set to celebrate Jane Austen on a set of stamps in 2013.
The bicentenary of the first publication of Pride & Prejudice, Austen’s most famous novel, will be celebrated as part of a six-stamp set on sale from February 21. The set will also feature scenes from Austen’s other works.
There are also stamp issues in 2013 featuring the TV series Dr Who and London Underground.
Andrew Hammond, managing director of Royal Mail Stamps, said: “We had a fantastic programme last year across a variety of different topics and capped it off with our hugely popular [Olympic] gold medal stamps.
“That’s a unique act to follow but the 2013 programme explores some of Britain’s greatest achievements from the world of literature, industry, sport and modern society in a schedule that certainly contains something for everyone.”
The January/February issue of Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine, dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the first publication of Jane Austen’s “darling child” has now been published and will be mailed over the holiday period.
It includes a special guest introduction by Deirdre Le Faye, a review of the history of the work, and a look at the many actors who have played Mr Darcy.
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!
To subscribe visit our subscription page.
The Jane Austen Festival in Bath starts this weekend and runs until September 22.
The highlights of the event will undoubtedly be the Grand Regency Promenade, which starts in Queen Square and will be stopping the traffic in Milsom Street, and the Festival Fayre in the Guildhall, where you can browse various stalls, including Jane Austen’s Regency World‘s own table.
On Sunday there is an Evening with Mr Wickham, in which Adrian Lukis, who played the role in the 1995 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, will be in conversation with the actress Caroline Langrishe.
Throughout the week there are workshops, talks and discussions, not forgetting the Jane Austen Festival Regency Costumed Masked Ball on Friday, September 21.
2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the first publication of Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s best-loved novel. To mark this special occasion Hazel Jones and Maggie Lane have written this beautifully illustrated 64-page book looking at the history of the work that Jane Austen called her “darling child”.
To celebrate the bicentenary of the book’s first publication in 1813, Hazel and Maggie investigate the reasons for its popularity and describe the extraordinary history, reception and afterlife of the phenomenon that is Pride and Prejudice.
Celebrating Pride and Prejudice: 200 Years of Jane Austen’s Darling Child will be published by Lansdown Media in the autumn price £6.99 (about $12).
Copies will be available at the Jane Austen Festival in Bath (country fayre, September 15) and the Jane Austen Society of North America AGM in Brooklyn, New York (October 4-6).
Or you can visit our specially dedicated web page to pre-order your copy.
Adrian Lukis, who played George Wickham in the BBC’s 1995 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, is to make a guest appearance at thisyear’s Jane Austen Festival in Bath, the organisers have said.
His appearance comes on the eve of the 200th anniversary of the first publication of Pride and Prejudice in 2013.
In 1812 Jane Austen sold the copyright of her novel to the publisher Thomas Egerton. In November that year she wrote: “P & P is sold. – Egerton gives £110 for it. – I would rather have had £150, but we could not both be pleased, & I am not at all surprised that he should not chuse to hazard so much…”
The 12th annual Jane Austen Festival runs from September 14 to 22 and includes more than 60 events. Among the highlights is the Grand Regency Promenade on Saturday, September 15, which this year will parade along Milsom Street.
Full details of festival events can be found at www.janeausten.co.uk/festivalhome.
The September/October edition of Jane Austen’s Regency World includes interviews with regular visitors to the festival. To subscribe and keep up to date with everything that is happening in the world of Jane Austen, click here.
“First it was immortalised in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, now Milsom Street, the famous shopping street in the centre of Bath, is to be closed to traffic as two centuries later Janeites from around the world parade along its length.
Joining them on a new route in this year’s Regency Costume Parade, which will start from Queen Square (near the Jane Austen Centre) and finish at Parade Gardens, will be the 32nd Cornwall Regiment, the Worcester Yeomanry Cavalry and others in military uniform who will be leading the procession through the city.
This promises to be the busiest Jane Austen Festival yet, with almost 70 events spread across the nine days. It includes daytime as well as evening concerts and performances, plus a wide variety of other things to do…”
You can read the rest of this exclusive preview of the Jane Austen Festival, which runs from September 14 to 22, in the July/August issue of Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine.
If you are not already a subscriber, click here to have the magazine delivered to your mailbox from Jane Austen’s Bath every two months.