Can reading Jane Austen improve our sense of wellbeing? Our guest blogger, Dr. Gabrielle Malcolm, a writer and editor who regularly speaks at the Jane Austen Festival, thinks so - and reveals that prescribing her novels is nothing new.
Summer is one of the busiest times of year for travelling, both at home and further abroad. As Jane Austen and her fellow Georgians show, going on a journey has always involved untold delights, undoubted discomforts and, ultimately, the importance
Every family has its own Christmas traditions and rituals. Like many of us, Jane Austen and her neighbours enjoyed decorating their houses with mistletoe and wreaths. With Christmas a-coming, Christine Hughes discovers some popular Regency traditions.
Our new two-day festive jaunt around Jane Austen’s Bath is led by local historian Diana White. Ahead of the tour, we caught up with her to ask about her book, Jane Austen: The Life and Times of the Woman behind
'Jane Austen was a happy visitor to the city where marriages were made and fortunes lost and where le beau monde was an inspiration for the novels time has made famous', writes Diana White, historian, author and guide on our two
16th December was Jane Austen's 245th birthday. We asked English teacher and Georgian history expert Christine Hughes to tell us how birthdays were celebrated in Georgian Britain.
‘There’s nothing like staying at home for real comfort’, wrote Jane Austen in Emma. As lockdowns see us spending more time in our houses, we asked Jane Austen aficiando Christine Hughes to tell us how the Georgians amused themselves at
For many of us, over the past year, our only regular glimpse into the homes of others has been the view afforded through a screen in video calls. Some people have even ordered ready made shelves of books in order to