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The magazine is published six times a year in Bath, England, and is mailed to fans of Jane Austen and the Georgian/Regency era worldwide.

Events in Bath

July/August issue out now

JARW 70The July/August issue of Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine is now on sale. In it you can read:

  • our exclusive preview of this year’s Jane Austen Festival in Bath
  • Philip Astley’s circus was a fun day out for Jane Austen and her family
  • the tale of how Philadelphia Austen, Jane’s aunt, went husband-hunting in India
  • could Edward Taylor, from Bifron’s have captured Jane Austen’s heart?
  • how the abolitionist movement is referred to in Mansfield Park
  • Margaret Meen, botanical artist by royal appointment

… as well as the latest News, Letters, our astonishing Regency Rogue, Austen quiz, news from Austen societies around the world and book reviews.

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New book on Anthony Trollope

The First Celebrity (cover)Lansdown Media is delighted to announce the publication of The First Celebrity: Anthony Trollope’s Australasian Odyssey, by the distinguished Australian academic and author Dr Nigel Starck. 

Anthony Trollope – prolific novelist and inveterate traveller – explored Australia and New Zealand in the 1870s. In completing this odyssey, he became the first celebrity in popular culture to visit the Australasian colonies. His memoir inspired by those travels (Australia and New Zealand) was described by The Times as ‘the best account’ of those lands ‘yet published’.

Now, to mark the bicentenary of Trollope’s birth, the Australian author Nigel Starck reveals the full story: the mix of acclamation and condemnation that Anthony Trollope provoked; his encounters with gold prospectors, the Aborigines of Australia and the Maori of New Zealand, pioneers, and convicts; his constant battles with the colonial press; the son whose life as a sheep farmer inspired a novel; and the ancient baronetcy inherited by Trollope’s Australian descendants after misadventure and misfortune elsewhere in the extended family.

The First Celebrity is published on June 22. You can pre-order your copy now at

An Evening with the Gin Lane Gazette

Front-facade-medium-1024x682-606x404Join No 1 Royal Crescent for an enchanted evening of Georgian entertainment as they welcome Adrian Teal, the caricaturist and author of the Gin Lane Gazette, and the historian Hallie Rubenhold to take you back to an age of elegance and excess. Listen to 18th Century readings, meet with costumed Georgian characters and visit the drawing room for music from a harpsichordist.

An Evening with the Gin Lane Gazette takes place at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, on Friday November 29, from 7pm to 10pm. Tickets are £40. Gin punch, canapés and other refreshments.

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New issue of JARW – out now

Jane Austen's Regency World No 65The September/October edition of Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine (No 65) is out now and will be mailed to subscribers this week.

The latest issue is full of news, including: Austen on the £10 note; updates on the filming of Death Comes to Pemberley; the new curator at Jane Austen’s House Museum; and Cassandra’s Cup tea-shop for sale.

The main features include:

  • A preview of the Jane Austen Society of North America’s AGM in Minneapolis at the end of September
  • The puppetteers who are bringing Northanger Abbey to life
  • Welcome Prince George, a very Austen name for the new royal baby
  • A peek at day-to-day life in Jane Austen’s England
  • Reporting on the Battle of Trafalgar – plus Nelson’s funeral
  • The Georgian outdoor swimming pool in need of restoration
  • Remembering Fanny Burney and her sister, Sarah Harriet

… plus News, Letters, Book Reviews and updates from Jane Austen societies in the Netherlands, the US and the UK

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July/August issue out now

Jane Austen's Regency World 64The July/August issue of Jane Austen’s Regency World is being mailed this week to a record number of subscribers. It will also be live on the Magzter site for digital subscribers from July 1.

In the new issue you can read about:

  • Austenland: we speak to Jerusha Hess about her new film depicting one woman’s amazing hunt for her Mr Darcy
  • Read our exclusive preview of this year’s Jane Austen Festival in Bath
  • The Countess of Jersey, serial adultress and debauchee is this issue’s Regency Rogue
  • Letters from Jane: a look at Austen’s correspondence
  • Plump cheeks and thick ankles: Jane Austen used appearance to size up her characters
  • A social reformer and a place called Harmony: the tale of Robert Owen

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.

JARW: introducing our new Regency Rogues

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.

New issue of Regency World

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!

To subscribe to Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine visit our subscription page here.

Pride & Prejudice at 200

The media is awash with stories how today – Monday, January 28, 2013 – is the 200th anniversary of the first publication of  Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

Chawton Cottage appeared on BBC Breakfast this morning.

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”

Austen postage stamps

Emma depicted on the Royal Mail's new stamps

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.”

P&P special issue

JARW 61 coverThe 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.


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