SUBSCRIBE TO THE MAGAZINE

Subscribe to Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine to keep up to date with all that is happening in the world of Jane Austen and the Georgian and Regency eras.


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.


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.

Click here to visit our dedicated subscription page.

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 www.trollope-australia.com

May/June issue of JARW is out now

JARW 69 small COVER

The May/June issue of Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine is now on sale. In it you can read:

  • our exclusive interview with Deirdre Le Faye, doyenne of the Austen world, about her career as a Janeite and her new book
  • Belle, the new film about Lord Mansfield’s great-niece, is out soon
  • could an eminent harpist have discovered Jane ‘s piano tuning key?
  • Glorious Godmersham: a visit to the home of Edward Austen Knight
  • Adlestrop, the village that influenced both Jane and a poet
  • how Georgian England was fascinated by spiritualism and the supernatural

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

Click here to visit our dedicated subscription page.

New issue of JARW on sale

JARW68 cover

The March/April issue of Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine is now on sale. In it you can read about:

  • William Beckford, the remarkable author and architect who led a somewhat sordid life
  • Joanna Trollope on her rewriting of Sense & Sensibility for HarperCollins’s Austen Project
  • Mary Russell Mitford, the writer who sought to emulate Jane Austen
  • how Jane Austen supported her fellow writers by subscribing to their books
  • the story of Julie Klassen, marketing assistant turned best-selling Regency romance novelist

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

Click here to visit our dedicated subscription page.

Special offer: Celebrating Pride and Prejudice now only £4.99!

Celebrating Pride and Prejudice

We are pleased to offer a limited-time opportunity to purchase reduced-price copies of Celebrating Pride and Prejudice, Maggie Lane and and Hazel Jones’s tribute to the work that Jane Austen called her “own darling child”.

2013 marked the 200th anniversary of the first publication of Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s best-loved novel. To celebrate that bicentenary of Hazel and Maggie investigate the reasons for the book’s popularity and describe the extraordinary history, reception and afterlife of the phenomenon that is Pride and Prejudice

You can now enjoy a copy for just £4.99 plus postage (previously £6.99). For further information visit our dedicated web page

Mansfield Park celebrated in new issue of JARW

JARW 67 coverThe 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.

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.

Details from: bath-preservation-trust.org.uk/event/gin-lane/

Alan Titchmarsh plants P&P rose at Chawton

Alan Titchmarsh at Jane Austen's House Museum

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.

New issue of JARW magazine features Death Comes to Pemberley

The November/December issue of Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine is published this week and features on the cover Matthew Rhys as Mr Darcy in the  BBC’s Christmas adaptation of P. D. James’s book Death Comes to Pemberley. Inside you can enjoy:

  • interviews and pictures from the recent  filming of P. D. James’s Death Comes to Pemberley
  • how the Pride & Prejudice bicentenary has drawn many new fans to Jane Austen’s work
  • the children in Jane Austen’s life, both real and fictional
  • raising a royal child in Georgian England
  • the Regency influence on style in New Zealand
  • Christmas time, Georgian style: a trawl through a classic text and gift suggestions for Janeites

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.

Austen celebration in Ireland

A celebration of Jane Austen is taking place at Salterbridge House in Cappoquin, Co Waterford, on Sunday, October 6.

Set amid beautiful grounds above the river Blackwater, Salterbridge House, built in 1750, is an ideal place to celebrate Jane Austen. The house and oak-panelled hall sets the scene for a feast of Jane Austen activities. Regency dress is optional, though there will be a prize for the best dressed participant. Changing rooms will be available for those who wish to complete their toilette on arrival.

Dr Sophia Hillan, author and lecturer on Irish literature will speak about “Cassandra’s Star, Jane Austen’s nieces in Ireland”. This talk expands on her successful recent work: May, Lou and Cass, and brings new and exciting detail to the topic. Signed copies of this book will be available to buy on the day.

In the afternoon Empire Line Productions present Ladies of Jane, Scenes and Musings from the Pen of Jane Austen, directed by Mary Curtin and starring Judy Donovan, Rachel O’Connell and Vanessa Hyde.

The full programme is:
10.30 am Coffee with a short talk about Salterbridge House
11.00 am Lecture Cassandra’s Star : Jane Austen’s nieces in Ireland
1.00 pm Luncheon in Salterbridge House Dining Room
2.45 pm Theatre Ladies of Jane, Scenes and Musings from the Pen of Jane Austen
4.00 pm Afternoon Tea in the drawing room and Costume Parade & Judging

A full-day ticket (numbers strictly limited) costs €75, including all refreshments. Lecture-only/play-only tickets cost €25 per session.
Booking: 058 54952/ 087 2030763 or by email: susiewingfield@hotmail.com

CURRENT ISSUE

Follow JARW