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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

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

Previous Issues

No. 89: September / October 2017

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No. 89: September / October 2017

  • Northanger Abbey at 200
    Tracing the history of Jane Austen’s gothic novel
  • Dining with Jane
    Mouthwatering recipes from Chawton Cottage and the Great House
  • Daughters of Manydown Park
    Jane and Cassandra’s close friendship with the three Bigg sisters
  • Keeping the faith
    Quakers, Catholics and Methodists were the victims of religious discrimination
  • Gown and town
    The value of an Oxford education to the Austen brothers
  • Jane in Paradise
    Exclusive preview of the Jane Austen Society of North America’s AGM in Huntington Beach, California

No. 88: July / August 2017

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No. 88: July / August 2017

  • Obituary
    Jane Austen’s life was little acknowledged at the time of her death in 1817: we put that right
  • Last days in Winchester
    Inside the house where Jane Austen spent her final weeks
  • Mourning clothes
    How to dress after the death of a family member
  • Darcy on screen
    New evidence emerges of a lost prewar film of Pride & Prejudice
  • Archbishop’s bones
    A discovery in London has important connections to Jane Austen
  • Bath time
    Exclusive preview of the Jane Austen Festival taking place in Bath in September

No. 87: May / June 2017

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No. 87: May / June 2017

  • Jane, Brexit and Trump
    Nationalism was prevalent in Jane Austen’s day
  • Charlotte’s verdict
    A Bronte sister’s outspoken views on Jane’s writing
  • Canal knowledge
    The waterways that were changing the landscape
  • Our own William
    Jane’s nephew accompanied her on the final journey to Winchester
  • Courtship, love and marriage
    Romance in Regency England
  • Regency Rogue
    Henry Morris, the bigamist who shocked Britain
  • Austen’s English
    Would you have understood Jane’s spoken dialect?

No. 86: March / April 2017

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No. 86: March / April 2017

  • Welcome to Brighton
    The Regency spotlight falls on this coastal town
  • Austen at Astley’s
    Nights out at the circus, both in fiction and in real life
  • Quality Street
    The Peter Pan author set his new play in Regency times
  • Marrying a cousin
    Could you? Should you?
  • Education, education, education
    Boys and girls were taught differently in the classroom
  • The real Jane Fairfaxes
    The women who worked as governesses
  • Jane and the theatre
    Why did Austen never write for the stage?

No. 85: January / February 2017

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No. 85: January / February 2017

  • Lady Worsley scandal
    The heiress who shocked Georgian society
  • Louisa Lushington’s journal
    The secret diary of a Regency lady has been transcribed
  • Who killed Mrs Churchill?
    Reading Emma as a murder-mystery tale
  • New coins, please
    It took a foreigner to introduce the great recoinage
  • Pelisse please
    Reconstructing a garment that may have been worn by Jane Austen
  • Jane Austen the radical
    Helena Kelly introduces her new book

No. 84: November / December 2016

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No. 84: November / December 2016

  • Pride & Prejudice
    The stage production that is touring the UK
  • Jobs for the girls
    Some women in Regency times had remarkable occupations
  • Mad, bad and dangerous to know
    Lord Byron’s mistress spoke out in the pages of Glenarvon
  • Making a splash
    Catherine Morland’s visit to the spa at Bath
  • Captain Cook’s curiosities
    Stunning exhibits from the South Seas were on display in London
  • A caddish colonel
    How Colonel Berkeley, from Gloucestershire, seemed to cause one scandal after another
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