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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

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

Previous Issues

No. 92: March / April 2018

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No. 92: March / April 2018

  • Hamilton, the musical
    Jane Austen’s US contemporary is a stage hit
  • At the Court of St James
    What did Sir William Lucas mean by ‘dancing at court’?
  • Jane visits the museum
    The weird, wonderful and obscure exhibits that were on display
  • Monkey puzzle
    The shipwreck and the monkey: was it all that it seemed?
  • Austen’s landscapes
    Exploring how Capability Brown and Humphry Repton informed the novels
  • Why did Jane never marry?
    One writer has come up with his own theory

No. 91: January / February 2018

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No. 91: January / February 2018

  • Meet Drunk Austen
    The social media channel that shares all things Austen in a lighthearted way
  • 200 years of Persuasion
    Jane’s final novel was published six months after her death
  • Austen’s objectionable clergyman
    Making sense of Mr Collins in Pride & Prejudice
  • Women in the church
    They may not have been in the pulpit, but some had an important influence
  • Black Britain
    People of colour were not as rare in Austen’s world as we might think
  • Wicked Uncle Ernie
    Two deaths, a distasteful seduction and rumours of incest: what’s to like about George III’s fifth son?

No. 90: November / December 2017

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No. 90: November / December 2017

  • Five ways to make more time for Jane Austen
    Rose Servitova comes up with some top tips to make the most of Jane
  • Publish and be dammed
    The Georgian courtesan who named and shamed her clients
  • Austen in America
    How Jane’s books and fame spread in the New World
  • The mystery of Sanditon
    The author who turned Jane’s work into a detective tale
  • Poetry in motion
    Robert Southey, Caroline Bowles and an unhappy union
  • Jane’s bad boys
    What can we learn about Messers Wickham, Darcy and Collins?

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?
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