Jane Austen through the years

When Jane Austen started writing as a teenager, it would have been impossible to perceive how enduring her books would be. Born in Steventon, Hampshire in 1775 England, Jane was one of eight children of a clergyman. During her life she spent time in Bath and lived in...

Book Review: Eligible

Eligible is the latest book by Curtis Sittenfeld and is a modern day adaptation of Jane Austen‚Äôs Pride and Prejudice. As a massive fan of the original I wasn’t sure what I would think of this modern day version but I really enjoyed it! The Bennett sisters and...

The Six Best Things about Elizabeth Bennett

The title of this blog should really be something like ‚ÄòSix Amazing Things about Elizabeth Bennett,’ because there are so many others I could probably add here. This post stems from a recent re-watching of the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (i.e....

The Japanese Jane Austen

Did you know the world’s first novel was written by a woman? The Tale of Genji was published in Japan around 1000 A.D. and written by Murasaki Shikibu. It is known that Murasaki Shikibu was a lady of the Heian Court and the daughter of a scholar, but her real...

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