It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – Austen in August

Title: The Watsons & SanditonAuthor: Jane Austen The Watsons Synopsis: Mr. Watson is a widowed clergyman with two sons and four daughters. The youngest daughter, Emma, has been brought up by a wealthy aunt and is consequently better educated and more refined than her sisters. But when her aunt contracts a foolish second marriage, Emma is obliged … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – Austen in August

199th Anniversary of Jane’s Passing

Jane's funeral was held in Winchester Cathedral and she was buried in the north aisle. Just as her novels were published anonymously, the inscription on her tomb (right) makes no mention of her literary talents:In Memory of JANE AUSTEN, youngest daughter of the late Revd GEORGE AUSTEN, formerly Rector of Steventon in this County. She … Continue reading 199th Anniversary of Jane’s Passing