As spring arrives at last, our guest blogger Zoe Wheddon, author of Jane Austen Daddy's Girl, The Life & Influence of The Revd. George Austen, looks at the role Jane's father, the Reverend George Austen played in fostering his daughter's ‘effusions of fancy’.
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
Embroidery was the height of fashion in Jane Austen’s time and every lady was expected to learn to do 'fancy work'. In this month’s ‘Musings’, Alison Larkin, co-author of Jane Austen Embroidery (along with another of our guest bloggers, Professor Jennie Batchelor) and an expert embroiderer herself, gives us a fascinating insight into the art of embroidery in Georgian England.
With his series of seasonal stories, Charles Dickens very successfully laid claim to Christmas, and ever since we have been led to believe that all we know and love of the season is a Victorian affair. Yet, writes freelance journalist and author Sarah Jane Downing in this month’s blog, there are many traditions that we hold today that would have been familiar to Jane Austen and her contemporaries.
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