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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

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

Previous Issues

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

No. 83: September / October 2016

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No. 83: September / October 2016

  • Poldark returns
    The Cornish Mr Darcy will be back on our television screens this autumn
  • Scandal at Stoneleigh
    A murder tale comes close to Jane Austen’s maternal family
  • Austen for caregivers
    Carol J Adams looks at the link between Austen, the First World War and 21st-century caregivers
  • Women against slavery
    Meet those women who campaigned against the heinous trade in human beings
  • The real Lady Susan
    Take a look at Lady Susan Vernon, Austen’s youthful creation
  • Janeites in DC
    A preview of this year’s JASNA AGM which is taking place in October
  • Jane Austen Festival in Bath
    A host of exciting events are lined up for September’s gathering

No. 82: July / August 2016

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No. 82: July / August 2016

  • Spinets and pianofortes
    Jane Austen uses keyboard instruments to depict social standing
  • Volcano disruption
    An explosion in the
    Far East may have led to a year without a summer
  • Shipwreck and bankruptcy
    Two disasters hit Jane Austen’s family
  • Eliza O’Neill
    Did marriage and children help or hinder an author’s writing?
  • Wedlock, children and writing
    Austen’s family had a connection with horse racing in Bath
  • Jane Austen Festival in Bath
    A host of exciting events are lined up for September’s gathering

No. 81: May / June 2016

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No. 81: May / June 2016

  • Mr Wickham returns
    Adrian Lukis is taking his show on tour
  • Alton Regency Week
    The Hampshire gathering is going from strength to strength
  • Georgian names for a Princess
    The youngest royal is called Charlotte, Elizabeth Diana
  • Let us pray
    What did the church and its teachings mean to Jane Austen?
  • Racing certainty
    Austen’s family had a connection with horse racing in Bath
  • Being a kept man
    Meet those who were in search of a wealthy wife

No. 80: March / April 2016

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No. 80: March / April 2016

  • Ladies on horseback
    Riding sidesaddle was the only polite way to appear in public
  • Meet Diana Shervington
    Exclusive interview with the doyenne of Janeites, twice descended from the Austen family
  • White-washing
    The people of colour who lived in Georgian England
  • Sanditon revisited
    Take a trip to modern-day Worthing
  • A stitch in time
    Needlework had a particular role in Jane’s novels
  • Is this the book that inspired Sense & Sensibility?
    Introducing A Gossip’s Story

No. 79: January / February 2016

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No. 79: January / February 2016

  • Persians at Pemberley
    Four Iranian students followed in Jane Austen’s footsteps around England in the early 1800s
  • Mr D’Arcy, tour guide
    The army office who escorted our Muslim visitors in Regency London
  • Pride & Prejudice & Zombies
    Seth Grahame-Smith’s mash-up is set to hit the big screen
  • Fun at the frost fair
    Londoners enjoyed a memorable party when the Thames froze over
  • A day at the waxworks
    Life-like effigies were a popular attraction for the Georgian public
  • Hair today, gone tomorrow
    What your coiffure said about you in Jane Austen’s time
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