The bindings on early editions of Jane Austen’s works can have a huge effect on their value. Peter Harrington, the leading rare book shop in Britain, has now posted a video on the subject. In it Adam Douglas, a senior specialist in early literature at the store, introduces a selection of Jane Austen’s first editions and explains how the binding affects their value. You can watch the video here.
For more information about Peter Harrington and the early books they sell, see the news story and their advertisement in the current edition of Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine
Özgür Çiçek and Irmak Ertuna-Howison will celebrate the 200th year anniversary of the first publication of Pride and Prejudice with a radio show on Açık Radyo (94.9), the listener-supported independent radio station based in Istanbul, Turkey.
Beginning on May 1, the programme will discuss Jane Austen, her writing, her world, cultural changes, and gender politics every Wednesday at 7.30pm. The first episode will aptly discuss the theme of work in Austen’s novels. For more details and podcasts: http://austenleadabimuaseret.blogspot.com/
Numbers continue to grow on the JARW lecture tour of Australia. After wonderful welcomes from Austen groups in Sydney, Souther Highlands and Hunter Valley, we continue with the second half of the visit:
Sat Apr 27, 1pm: QCWA Conference Centre, Brisbane
Tue Apr 30, 8pm: English Speaking Union, South Yarra, Melbourne
Weds May 1, 6pm: Friends of the University of Adelaide Library
Fri May 3, 3.30pm: Flinders University
Sat May 4, 2.30pm: Tom Dadour Centre, Subiaco, Perth
If you’re in the area do come along, say hello and join the ever-growing band of subscribers to Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine!
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.
After visits to the Jane Austen Festival of Australia in Canberra and the Jane Austen Society of Australia in Sydney, Regency World’s tour of Australia continues. Dozens of new subscribers signed up to receive the magazine in the first two cities, with individual copies of magazines selling out.
The next stops on the tour are:
Monday, April 22, 2pm: Bowral (Southern Highlands)
Wednesday, April 24, 6.30pm: Newcastle (Hunter Valley)
Saturday, April 27, 1pm: Brisbane
If you are in one of these areas, do come and say hello
If you’re in Singapore on Tuesday (April 16), or know anyone who is, come and meet the editor of Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine. Here are the details from Amanda Aston, the organiser of the Jane Austen Circle of Singapore:
We are delighted to welcome the Editor of the global “Jane Austen’s Regency World’ magazine, Tim Bullamore from Bath , UK, who is giving a talk to JACS … about the past, present and future of Pride and Prejudice to celebrate its 200 years since first publication. Tim is an award-winning journalist whose work has featured in the Daily Telegraph and The Times newspapers in London, the Sydney Morning Herald in Australia, and the New York Times in the US. You can subscribe to this magazine on www.janeaustenmagazine.co.uk
Tuesday 16 April, 8pm, at 28 Gilstead Rd, 05-02, Singapore 309072
Tickets, $15 to include complementary scone, cream and jam, tea, and a glass of wine. Donations welcome, all proceeds to orphans. RSVP, first come , first serve basis. Thankyou to all who have already signed up, can pay on the door.
You can contact Amanda at: email@example.com
Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine is going on tour: We will be visiting Singapore and nine Jane Austen groups across Australia between April 16 and May 4.Come and meet the editor, Tim Bullamore; find out about how the magazine is produced; buy some back issues.
The full schedule is:
Tuesday, April 16: Jane Austen Circle Singapore, 8pm. Contact JACS through their Facebook page for more information
Thursday, April 18: University of the Third Age, Canberra, 2pm
Friday, April 19: Jane Austen Festival of Australia, afternoon. Part of the weekend of Austen celebrations in Canberra
Saturday, April 20: Jane Austen Society of Australia, Sydney, 2pm. At Uniting Church, Roseville
Monday, April 22: JASA Southern Highlands, Bowral, 2pm. Contact Adrienne Bradney-Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, April 24: JASA Hunter Valley, Newcastle, 6.30pm. DAPA Theatre, Hamilton. Contact Pamela Whalan for details: email@example.com
Saturday, April 27: JASA Brisbane, 1pm. QCWA Conference Centre, Spring Hill. Contact Joan Lucas for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, April 30: Jane Austen Society of Melbourne, 8pm. The English Speaking Union, South Yarra. Click here for more information about JASM
Wednesday, May 1: Friends of the University of Adelaide Library, 6pm. Barr Smith Library. Full information here
Friday, May 3: Flinders University, Adelaide, 3.30pm. Contact Gillian Dooley, the organiser, for details
Saturday, May 4: JASA Perth, 2.30pm. Tom Dadour Centre, Perth. Contact the organisers through their Facebook page
Jane Austen’s visit to the Isle Wight in 1813 is being celebrated during the island’s Arts Festival in April with several themed events. On Friday, April 19, there will be the presentation of Austentatious, an improvised play based on the Jane Austen novels with audience suggestions (see current issue of Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine).
On Saturday, April 20, Sharron McColl from the Scottish branch of the Jane Austen Society will give a talk on Jane Austen, and on Sunday, April 21, the festival will hold a Regency Ball, with help from the Jane Austen Dancers from Bath and the Regency Belles providing the music. For more information please visit the website www.artsisle.org
The Royal Mail’s Jane Austen stamps are published today
Mail posted in Chawton will have a special Austen postmark for one week only
Illustrations from Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility adorn two 1st class stamps
Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion make up the six-stamp set
All six stamps, designed by Angela Barrett, are available in a special presentation pack
P. D. James has written a special introduction for the presentation pack
To purchase the stamps visit the Royal Mail’s special website here
Readers of Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine can enter a competition to win a presentation pack. To subscribe visit our website 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!