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The Joy of Jane

I have lost a treasure, such a sister, such a friend as never can have been surpassed. She was the sun of my life, the gilder of every pleasure, the soother of every sorrow; I had not a thought concealed from her, and it is as if I had lost a part of myself.

In 2017 the literary world commemorated the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen in a year packed with exhibitions, talks, walks and performances – as well as saw her appearance on the British £10 note.

Although there were only six completed novels, Austen left an enormous legacy when she died on July 18, 1817, at the age of only 41. The Joy of Jane brings together some of today’s leading writers and authorities on Jane Austen to offer their thoughts on her endearing appeal. They include:

Maggie Lane / Deirdre Le Faye / Susannah Fullerton / Ruth Williamson / Carrie Bebris / Emily Brand / Penelope Friday / Amy Patterson / Nigel Starck / Margaret Sullivan / Kim Wilson / Richard Jenkyns

… plus excerpts from Reginald Farrer’s seminal essay in The Quarterly Review of July 1917 that marked the 100th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death.

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Celebrating Pride and Prejudice

2013 marked 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 wrote 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 is available now, price £6.99 £4.99 (about $8.50) plus postage. Payments are securly processed via PayPal.

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