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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. 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

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
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