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No. 113: September / October 2021

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No. 113: September / October 2021

  • Exploring our royal heritage
    Bridgerton touches on Queen Charlotte's ancestry
  • Exclusive: the novel that foretells Sanditon
    had Austen read The Farmer of Inglewood Forest?
  • Jane and Winnie-the-Pooh
    AA Milne's touching adaptation of Elizabeth Bennet's story
  • Janeites are gathering in the Windy City
    Previewing JASNA's annual general meeting in Chicago
  • Austen and the castrati
    male singers whose voices soared to great highs
  • Hey, big spender
    conspicuous consumption was all the rage in Regency England

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

Previous Issues

No. 106: July / August 2020

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No. 106: July / August 2020

  • Travelling bridesmaids
    brides and grooms were rarely alone on their wedding night
  • Austen after the pandemic
    great plans for Chawton House, and local groups share tips for lockdown
  • Playing with yo-yos
    the craze that swept through Regency England
  • Meet Princess Amelia
    the youngest daughter of King George III and Queen Charlotte
  • The Jane Austen Festival in Bath
    remembering the first 20 years of the festival
  • Tartan rebellion
    It is 200 years since a group of Scots rose up against their rulers

No. 105: May / June 2020

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No. 105: May / June 2020

  • Belgravia on screen
    a new series from the creator of Downton Abbey
  • Austen during lockdown
    Jane in quarantine, a cholera epidemic and films for isolation
  • Gathering of fans
    the Jane Austen Summer Program in North Carolina
  • Who would hate Austen?
    we forget that her work was not always appreciated
  • Elusive allusions
    hidden meanings in Jane Austen's novels
  • Austen is the best medicine
    Natalie Jenner introduces her new novel, The Jane Austen Society

No. 104: March / April 2020

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No. 104: March / April 2020

  • Meet the Austen Girls
    Lucy Worsley and Jane's nieces
  • Austen in the attic
    A rare find of novel illustrations for Sense & Sensibility
  • Regency fashions revealed
    What to wear and when to wear it
  • Falling on heard times
    Their father's death caused difficulties for the Wordsworth siblings
  • Women boxers
    Female pugilism was common in Austen's day
  • Mary Bennet's keyboard
    Jane shared a taste in music with the Pride & Prejudice character

No. 103: January / February 2020

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No. 103: January / February 2020

  • Valentine's surprise
    Romance in Jane Austen's time
  • A nation in mourning
    The funeral of King George III was an elaborate affair
  • Jane and the zodiac
    Matching Austen's characters with their star signs
  • Austen's favourite people
    Two writers who influenced Jane's work
  • 'Rapid and correct'
    How long did it take Austen to write her books?
  • Revolution averted
    Uncovering the Cato Street conspiracy

No. 102: November / December 2019

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No. 102: November / December 2019

  • Christmas at Pemberley
    Why is Pride & Prejudice increasingly being treated as a festive tale?
  • Inside Mr Darcy's picture gallery
    The paintings that Elizabeth Bennet might have seen on her visit
  • Tribute to Jane Austen's 'beloved friend'
    Anne Lefroy is remembered in a new biography
  • Meet the women of Peterloo
    Men were not alone in demanding change at Manchester in 1819
  • Austen's festive music
    Yuletide merriment from Jane's own collection
  • Regency rogue
    Henry Fauntleroy, who was convicted of forgery

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?
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