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No. 127: January / February 2024

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No. 127: January / February 2024

  • Cover story: The Musical Musketeer
    The real life of Joseph de Bologne
  • Regimental Charms
    Military fashion in Regency times
  • Novel First Impressions
    The 1801 book by Margaret Holford
  • Nothing but tea
    Austen drank this refreshing drink
  • Defending Charlotte Lucas
    A victim or a schemer?
  • Pools and Promenades
    Review of the 2023 Jane Austen Festival

Plus reports from Austen societies; news, letters, book reviews, quiz, and much more!

Previous Issues

No. 126: November / December 2023

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No. 126: November / December 2023

  • Cover story: Take a chair
    The sedan chair's influence on Bath
  • The witty clergyman: Henry Tilney
    New series exploring Austen's clergy
  • Trouble looming
    New technology's impact on weavers
  • Let there be sound
    Georgian hymns and church music
  • Real women
    Discovering Austen characters
  • Jane Austen in spectacles
    Looking through Georgian glasses

No. 125: September / October 2023

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No. 125: September / October 2023

  • Cover story: Actress, heiress, duchess
    The rags-to-riches life of Harriot Mellon
  • Soft as silk
    An introduction to the silk industry
  • The road to Meryton
    Journeys on foot in Pride & Prejudice
  • The monk and Mansfield Park
    Comparing real life with fiction
  • A country village in London
    The important locations in Sense & Sensibility
  • Battle of the sexes?
    The 'programme piece', Battle of Prague

No. 124: July / August 2023

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No. 124: July / August 2023

  • Cover story: Festival Preview
    Bath prepares to celebrate all things Austen
  • Highway Robbery
    A less than romantic form of occupation
  • 'The prettiest English china'
    An introduction to the English porcelain industry
  • Ice with your Gin?
    Looking for the North-West passage
  • Super-mum or villain?
    The portrayal of the long-suffering Mrs Bennet
  • Jane Austen in earnest
    Oscar Wilde's use of Austen novels

No. 123: May / June 2023

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No. 123: May / June 2023

  • Cover Story: A King-Sized Coronation
    Prince Regent becomes George IV
  • Sarah Biffin 'without hands'
    Remarkable story of an extraordinary artist
  • The Great Belzoni
    Treasure hunter and vandal
  • 'Our Wedgwood ware'
    An introduction to Staffordshire pottery
  • Austen's Inspiration
    Women writers' oft overlooked legacies
  • 'Are they all horrid?'
    The man behind The Midnight Bell

No. 122: March / April 2023

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No. 122: March / April 2023

  • Cover Story: Dropt children
    Thomas Coram's Foundling Hospital
  • Tokens of love
    Heart-rending objects left by desperate mothers
  • The mighty enchantress
    Ann Radcliffe the enigma
  • Fertility rituals and remedies
    Alternative medicine of the 18th century
  • We walked by the canal
    An engineering transport revolution
  • Lady Susan is dead
    What would the obituary say if published today

No. 121: January / February 2023

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No. 121: January / February 2023

  • Do not poke the animals!
    The birth of Regents Park Zoo
  • Upper Rooms at Bath
    An important location in Austen novels
  • Belfast Harp Festival of 1792
    Keeping ancient Irish music alive
  • Port wine: A Georgian favourite
    Delving into the history of this digestif
  • Cover Story: Weather the weather
    Whether we like it or not!
  • Muslins and mule-spinning
    New series on the emerging industrial revolution
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