Book Suggestion: Chronology of JA

For more than thirty years, Deirdre Le Faye, one of the world's leading authorities on Jane Austen, has been gathering and organizing every single piece of information available about the Austen family before, during and after Jane's lifetime. She has now collected all this material together to produce a unique chronology, containing some ten thousand … Continue reading Book Suggestion: Chronology of JA

We just read Sanditon, here’s another ending…

As an admirer of Miss Austen you must know that, at the height of her powers, she wrote more than twenty thousand words of a delightful story before ill-health interrupted. Now, another English lady has incorporated every word she penned into a complete novel which she hopes you will enjoy. The Brothers by Jane Austen … Continue reading We just read Sanditon, here’s another ending…

Book Suggestion: Jane Austen and her body

Jane Austen has been thought of as a novelist of manners whose work discreetly avoids discussing the physical. John Wiltshire shows, on the contrary, how important are bodies and faces, illness and health, in the novels, from complainers and invalids such as Mrs. Bennet and Mr. Woodhouse, to the frail, debilitated Fanny Price, the vulnerable … Continue reading Book Suggestion: Jane Austen and her body

Reginald Hill’s latest Dalziel and Pascoe book

Reginald Hill's latest Dalziel and Pascoe book, The Price of Butcher's Meat (quote from Sanditon), has the following dedication:"To Janeites everywhere and in particular to those who ten years ago in San Francisco made me so very welcome at the Jane Austen Society of North America's AGM, of which the theme was "Sanditon-A New Direction?" … Continue reading Reginald Hill’s latest Dalziel and Pascoe book