As Bath’s celebratory Jane Austen Festival makes a welcome return, guest blogger Dr. Gabrielle Malcolm, author of Fan Phenomena: Jane Austen and There’s Something About Darcy, reveals what we can look forward to and what makes this Austen extravaganza so special.
Jane Austen lived in Bath over a period of five years in her twenties. We asked Dr. Gabrielle Malcolm, author of Fan Phenomena: Jane Austen, There’s Something About Darcy, to tell us about the influence the city had on the woman and her writings
As spring gives way to summer, our guest blogger Dr, Gabrielle Malcolm, author of There’s Something About Darcy, considers some of the pastimes and pleasures of the Regency summer as found in Jane Austen’s novels.
Bridgerton, Netflix’s smash-hit series based on the novels by Julia Quinn, depicts Regency England as a place of romance, scandal and the fashionable elite. Set in 1813, the same year that Jane Austen’s novel Pride & Prejudice was published, and partly filmed in Bath, our guest blogger and Austen expert Christine Hughes wonders whether Jane
It’s May 1801 and Jane Austen is in Bath staying with her uncle and aunt. Historian, author and Jane Austen aficionado Diana White reveals what our favourite novelist was doing as spring arrived in our beautiful home city.
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 have an impressive or scholarly backdrop. In the Georgian era, when it was customary to pay
As Spring springs around us and the Easter holidays arrive, our guest blogger Dr. Gabrielle Malcolm takes us back to to the nineteenth century and reveals how the Georgians celebrated this new season.
‘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 home.
As season two of Netflix hit Bridgerton hits our screens, we asked our guest blogger Dr. Gabrielle Malcolm (author of Fan Phenomena: Jane Austen and There’s Something About Darcy), to tell us about spotting Bath locations, the books the series is based on, and the enduring appeal of 'Regency Risk'
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.