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No. 101: September / October 2019

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No. 101: September / October 2019

  • Sexing up Sanditon
    An exclusive look behind the scenes as Andrew Davies adapts Jane's unfinished novel
  • American Janeites celebrate their 40th anniversary
    Plus members of JASNA prepare to gather in Colonial Williamsburg
  • Scandal of the stolen stones
    How the Elgin Marbles and Rosetta Stone came to be in London
  • Divorce was difficult in Austen's day
    Injured and abandoned wives had little recourse to the law
  • Regency cross-dressing
    Swapping roles, from Shakespeare to the opera
  • Austen's French music
    Does Jane's collection show some revolutionary sympathies?

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

Previous Issues

No. 100: July / August 2019

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No. 100: July / August 2019

  • One hundred issues of Jane Austen's Regency World
    Celebrating with 100 reasons to love Jane Austen
  • Ten days of Jane in Bath
    Previewing this year's Jane Austen Festival
  • If walls could talk
    Jane would have known the stunning Devonshire House
  • New: Regency heroine
    Meet Dorothy Jordan
  • Love had to wait
    Matthew Flinders put adventure before romance
  • Placed in cold storage
    Ice houses were the precursor of the modern refrigerator

No. 99: May / June 2019

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No. 99: May / June 2019

  • Jane Austen's House Museum at 70
    Celebrations as the museum reaches a milestone
  • Hymns Jane would have known
    The Wesley family and Christian worship
  • Meat-free in Regency Britain
    Byron and Shelley championed vegetarianism
  • Music and massacre
    A thrilling new novel set at the time of Peterloo
  • New: extracts from Jane's prayers
    Rachel Dodge provides a regular commentary
  • The doctor's hidden secret
    One woman's solution to the male-dominated world

No. 98: March / April 2019

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No. 98: March / April 2019

  • Princess Charlotte’s wedding
    Excitement as the heir to the throne marries her German prince
  • Jane Austen’s prayers
    Understanding the author's faith
  • There goes the neighbourhood
    The Prince Regent moves into nearby Kempshott
  • ‘Spy Nozzy’ and the fears of foreign espionage
    Two of England's finest poets were mistaken for overseas agents
  • Ghostly goings-on
    Exploring the supernatural, the paranormal and the superstitious
  • Regency Rogue
    Eliza Ross, the murderess hanged on the evidence of her own son

No. 97: January / February 2019

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No. 97: January / February 2019

  • Corsets, celluloid and controversies
    Exploring the film and television adaptations of Jane Austen’s novels
  • Trump: how Jane had seen it all before
    Comparing the Prince Regent and the President of the US
  • Thirty years of Austen in Australia
    JASA marks a major milestone
  • Small swords and sabres
    Could Mr Bennet have challenged Mr Wickham to a duel?
  • Jane’s neighbour was the Father of Australia
    Arthur Phillip retired to Bath during Austen’s time in the city
  • A peek between the covers
    Fashion magazines of Austen’s day
  • Fear and food riots
    As the Prince Regent partied, his subjects in the north faced starvation

No. 96: November / December 2018

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No. 96: November / December 2018

  • Christmas with Jane Austen’s family
    Celebrating the festive season in a truly Georgian style
  • Love, lies and elopement
    Escaping to Gretna Green in a hurry was not uncommon
  • ‘We will have a pianoforte’
    Jane’s delight at her family’s new keyboard instrument
  • Massacre at Manchester
    Mike Leigh’s new film Peterloo is coming out soon
  • Ship, ship, hooray!
    Who you know mattered in the Regency-era Royal Navy
  • Which witch is which?
    Cunning folk, druids and pagans were never far away
  • ‘Pretty little TunbridgeWare’
    Wooden souvenirs that delighted the Austen family

No. 95: September / October 2018

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No. 95: September / October 2018

  • Gainsborough and the theatre
    A stunning new exhibition at the Holburne Musuem, Bath
  • Austen’s cradle of genius
    Archaeologists have made some stunning finds at Steventon
  • Marrying his mistress
    Elizabeth Armistead became the companion of a top politician
  • Jane and the archbishop
    The trail of Austen literarcy criticism leads to an Irish cathedral
  • Art and exploration
    The Royal Academy of Arts and Captain Cook’s travels
  • Wentworth’s prize money
    How does Persuasion’s hero compare with Austen’s brothers?
  • Fathers and daughters
    The Burneys, the Mitfords and the Austens
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