Friday Link Up

Here are some internet stories you may have missed last week:

Dakota Johnson to Star in Netflix’s Jane Austen Adaptation of ‘Persuasion’ – IndieWire
The film will be helmed by British theater director Carrie Cracknell, who recently directed a Tony-nominated Jake Gyllenhaal performance.

Chemists Translate Jane Austen’s Words into Molecules That Make Plastics – Inside Science
Scientists have successfully encoded a Jane Austen quote into molecular cousins of common plastics, a new study finds.

Guest Blog: Adrian Lukis In Defence of Jane Austen’s Wickham – Broadway World UK

9 best romance books that are too brilliant to put down – Independent
These titles offer juicy subplots, wit, humour, relatable characters and new ways of seeing the world

Jane Austen’s tea drinking not under ‘interrogation’, says museum – The Guardian
Jane Austen’s House says decision to update displays with information on slavery links have been ‘misrepresented’, including tea detail that was reported as ‘woke madness’

Is the row about Jane Austen anything more than a storm in a teacup? – The Guardian
Yet another UK historical institution has to defend talking about history

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