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No. 117: May / June 2022

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No. 117: May / June 2022

  • Festival Preview
    The Jane Austen Festival, September 2022
  • The March of Intellect
    William Heath's cartoons translated
  • Putting biology to work
    Why a white Queen became a black icon
  • Every savage can dance
    When peasants dance, and workers sing
  • Wentworth and Croft
    Austen ancestry links with Persuasion
  • In defence of strawberries
    Emma and these fruitful delights

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

Previous Issues

No. 110: March / April 2021

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No. 110: March / April 2021

  • Austen and Bridgerton
    wealth, lust and betrayal in Regency England
  • Anna with variations
    Jane's niece and a musical joke
  • Chawton in the 1800s
    remarkable photographs of the 'Great House'
  • Making sense of the census
    controversy over how to cope with a rising population
  • Kitchen ingredients
    exploring the larders, pantries and stoves of Jane's time
  • Storming the US Capitol
    the day British troops attacked in 1814

No. 109: January / February 2021

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No. 109: January / February 2021

  • A royalty of princesses
    the six daughters of George III
  • Austen's first flight
    did Jane witness a hot-air balloon taking off in Bath?
  • God save the King
    four versions of the National Anthem can be found in Jane's music collection
  • Austen and the Ottoman empire
    Jane was aware of the Turks, but how aware were they of her?
  • Gas lights and locomotives
    remarkable inventions during Austen's lifetime
  • Reaching for Jane
    Exploring Austen's influence on Georgette Heyer

No. 108: November / December 2020

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No. 108: November / December 2020

  • Lockdown at Jane Austen's House
    house director Lizzie Dunford has a message of hope and inspiration
  • Thanksgiving with Jane
    messages of thanks and appreciation can be found throughout the novels
  • Beer for breakfast?
    what you drank and where you drank it was largely determined by sex and class
  • The noble sport of pedestrianism
    this fierce trial of stamina was all the rage in Regency England
  • Jane in the Bahamas
    clues to Austen's unlikely Caribbean connection
  • Finding good society
    Playing online Austen games during lockdown

No. 107: September / October 2020

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No. 107: September / October 2020

  • Mary had a little hammer
    Kate Winslet stars in a new film about a famous fossil hunter
  • Cassandra Austen: arsonist or heroine?
    Gill Hornby's new book considers the literary reputation of Jane's sister
  • Tributes to Deirdre Le Faye
    the distinguished Austen biographer died in August aged 86
  • Churchill and Chawton
    Britain's wartime leader was an admirer of Jane Austen
  • Who would join an 'ugly club'?
    plenty of people in Liverpool did just that
  • 'My ancestor was executed'
    Gyles Brandreth tells of his ancestor's conviction for treason

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
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