by Brenda S. Cox "For she had a lively, playful disposition, which delighted in anything ridiculous." From Pride and Prejudice, used to describe Jane Austen herself in A Most Clever Girl Are you looking for a children's book that introduces Jane Austen with gorgeous illustrations, and a deeper look at who she was as a … Continue reading A Most Clever Girl
by Brenda S. Cox When Emma encountered Mrs. Elton visiting Jane Fairfax, “she saw [Mrs. Elton] with a sort of anxious parade of mystery fold up a letter which she had apparently been reading aloud to Miss Fairfax, and return it into the purple and gold ridicule by her side,”—Emma, Volume 3, chapter 16, Cambridge … Continue reading The Joy of the Reticule
What Christmas gifts can you get for your children and teenagers, to introduce them to the joy of Jane Austen?
Lots of ideas for Christmas presents for the Jane Austen fan in your life; or for your own wish list!
Austen fans, you may also enjoy L.M. Montgomery's books. If you're a "kindred spirit" to Anne of Green Gables, check out this new devotional!
Who were the popular celebrities of Jane Austen's day? And what might Austen have thought of those "rock stars" of her time?
Today we enjoy more of Hugh Thomson's lovely illustrations, and find out more about dancing, and about the militia, in Austen's England. How could partners chat while doing complex dances? And why were some of the militia "wolves in sheep's clothing"?
"Covering screens" was one of the accomplishments of young ladies in Jane Austen's England. What did that mean?
Hugh Thomson's illustrated Peacock edition of Pride and Prejudice is a delight for the eyes and the heart.
A popular cartoon of Austen's time exposes some of the problems of the church and clergy in Austen's England.