Sewing was a necessity in Jane Austen’s time and our favourite author was as skilled with a needle as she was with a pen. In this month’s ‘Musings’, expert embroiderer and co-author of Jane Austen Embroidery (along with another of our guest bloggers, Professor Jennie Batchelor) gives us a fascinating insight into how stitching was taught in Georgian England.
In this month's blog, Jennie Batchelor, Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of Kent, looks at how Jane Austen's love of walking found its way into her novels and offers a glimpse inside the wardrobe of a fashionable Regency walker.
Jane Austen is celebrated all year round in Bath, but fandom reaches fever pitch in September when Janeites from all over the world flock to the city for the Jane Austen Festival. As Bath's streets fill with readers dressed in Regency fashions, our guest blogger Dr. Gabrielle Malcolm, author of 'There’s Something About Darcy,' muses on the history of literary tourism
Second only to her sister Cassandra, Martha Lloyd (1765-1843) seems to have been Jane Austen's dearest friend. This month our guest blogger, Zoe Wheddon, author of Jane Austen's Best Friend; The Life and Influence of Martha Lloyd, muses on their long and precious friendship
Would Jane Austen have recognized the world portrayed in Bridgerton? This month our guest blogger, Robert Morrison, British Academy Global Professor at Bath Spa University and author of The Regency Revolution, muses on the differences and the surprising similarities.
Several female writers have spent fruitful periods in the city of Bath. In this month's Musings, our guest blogger Dr. Gabrielle Malcolm looks at Angela Carter's four years in the city - a time span that mirrors Jane Austen's
The launch of AI systems for content and art creation is a hot topic, but where do fans of the early-nineteenth century novel stand? This month's Musings sees our guest blogger and author of 'There’s Something About Darcy,' Dr. Gabrielle Malcolm consider whether AI can write a novel like Jane Austen
It's Spring and to celebrate, journalist and author Sarah Jane Downing takes us back to Regency England to discover what Jane Austen, her friends and characters, would have been wearing as the sun and flowers came out
In this month's Musings, Jennie Batchelor, Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of Kent, looks at shopping in Regency Bath and tells the intriguing story of how Jane Austen's aunt went shopping for lace and ended up in Lichester gaol
To mark the month of love, Robert Morrison, British Academy Global Professor at Bath Spa University and author of The Regency Revolution, celebrates the most famous romance of the past two centuries - Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice