18th July 1817 a 41 year old English countrywoman Jane Austen passed on, having published six novels 1811 – 1818 based on her observations of English rural life
Fifty presentations, lectures, readings, tours and other print on paper related events, will be held in venues across the city for Melbourne Rare Book Week 2017
Filmed on location in Ireland, director-writer Whit Stillman introduces Lady Susan onto the silver screen in his beautiful looking new film, Love and Friendship
Jane Austen’s Mr Darcy from Pride and Prejudice is constantly recycled so succeeding generations of young women continually fall for his fatal lack of charm
English author Jane Austen lived in one of the most eventful, colourful and turbulent epochs in the history of England and Europe.
The Christian understanding of perfect love, making no demands and seeking nothing for itself is revealed in many of the people in Jane Austen’s life and novels
If she were alive would Jane Austen be amused by amounts of money given for notable editions of her First Impressions – is pride or prejudice dictating price?
The Wyeth family are a multi-layered set of personalities in the play Other Desert Cities, which is testimony to the skill of good writing and great acting
Designer John Fowler extracted the essence of eighteenth century interior style, added nineteenth century comfort to create an ‘eclectic’ English Country Style
While her only known image may seem to reveal otherwise, there was nothing really plain about Jane. Her novels belong as much to her times as do the list of battle honours won by those involved in the era’s significant war campaigns.
King Henry VIII came to Bath and discovered the therapeutic value of the waters in 15th century. When ‘Beau’ Nash arrived in 1702 it became a centre for fashion
Taking tea with Jane Austen is all about stylish good behaviour, propriety and pleasure all coming together in an ultimate blend we would surely all enjoy.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. Unless, of course, he’s gay or already has a girlfriend. And what if he is neck deep in twice weekly psychoanalysis and entirely unfit for public interaction….
At the time of Jane Austen’s birth on the sixteenth day of December 1775, Horace Walpole, 4th Earl Orford (1717- 1797) was using decorative ornament inspired by a literary and pictorial interest in Gothic architecture at Strawberry Hill, his villa nearby the Thames at Twickenham in the London borough of Richmond.
Mistresses, Consorts & Clever Women including Fanny Burney, Mary Wollstonecraft and Jane Austen would be pleased to know their writing is still admired some 200 years later.
The Regency era in England is all about romantics and revolutionaries, princes and a rock-star poet, architects & artists; an age of paradox where extremes met