- Preparing for 2017 at Chawton Mary Guyatt’s vision for Jane Austen’s House Museum
- Forty and fabulous Jane had to much to celebrate by the time of her 40th birthday
- Lottery hopes Entering the draw offered huge winnings for a few, but others were less successful
- Chamber pots and privies The bathroom and hygiene habits of our Georgian forebears
- Spies at work Who was watching your every move in Regency Britain?
- Seasonal presents Festive gift ideas for the Jane Austen fan in your life
- News from Austen societies in the UK, the US and Australia
- Jane Austen, fossil hunter? An astonishing new theory about the ‘Kelly Clarkson ring’
- Cranks, quacks and other healers Meet the alternative medicine men of Jane Austen’s time
- Queen Charlotte in Bath George III’s consort came to take the waters
- Come rain or shine Jane Austen’s clever use of different weather conditions in Emma
- Emma at the movies Several film-makers have tackled Jane’s fourth novel. How do they compare?
- Being lady of the house How the wives of upper-class men had an important role in society
- News from Austen societies in the UK and the US
- how one writer fell in love with Emma
- the magic of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
- Charles Austen’s adventures with ladies of the night in Barbados
- Fanny Burney’s first-hand account of the aftermath of the battle of Waterloo
- why Jane Austen resonates among the Amish of Pennsylvania
- Promise & Promiscuity: Penny Ashton’s popular show is heading to the Edinburgh Fringe
- Georgian dolls’ houses on display in Bath and London
- Previews of Austen festivals in Bath and Louisville, Kentucky
- News from Austen societies in the UK and the US
- George IV’s obsession with his pet giraffe
- Jane Austen’s use of the sofa in her novels
- the etiquette of maintaining another woman – plus Emma Hamilton, Nelson’s mistress
- Georgian TripAdvisor – travel guidance for the Regency era
- Discover the journeys that Austen’s characters take in Emma
- the Jane Austen letter that ended up in Haverford College, near Philadelphia
- the Duke of Wellington remembered in a major exhibition in London
- conserving old books at Chawton House Library
- Barbara Pym, the ’20th-century Jane Austen’
- diagnosing illnesses in Austen’s characters
- is there a link between Warren Hastings and Sense & Sensibility?
- News from Austen societies in the UK, the US and Adelaide
- Darcy lookalike – the man who steps into Colin Firth’s role
- Celebrating the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s Emma
- Campaigning against animal cruelty in Georgian times
- The importance of clocks and other timepieces
- Rewriting Love and Freindship
- News from the Jane Austen societies of the UK and North America
The January/February (No 67) issue of Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine is published this week and features on the cover Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup in the new film 12 Years a Slave. Inside you can enjoy:
- celebrating the bicentenary of the publication of Mansfield Park
- how Jane Austen’s third novel tackled the issue of slavery
- sympathy and advice for Mary Crawford
- the scandal of being caught up in a breach of promise of marriage case
- why Jane Austen preferred the Navy over the Army
- introducing the Jane Austen Club of Moscow
It’s not too late to subscribe and receive this issue of Jane Austen’s Regency World. To do so click here and follow the links on the right of the page.
Join 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.
Details from: bath-preservation-trust.org.uk/event/gin-lane/
Alan Titchmarsh, the celebrity TV gardener, planted a Pride & Prejudice Rose in the garden at Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton today.
The Pride & Prejudice rose, which was developed by Harkness Roses for the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s most-loved novel, was launched this year at the Chelsea Flower Show. A donation from the sale of every rose supports the Museum’s work.
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