Jane Austen

Jane Austen, Mr Darcy, The Regency and Vanity Fair – Part 2

Jane Austen, Mr Darcy, The Regency and Vanity Fair – Part 2

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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

Jane Austen, Mr Darcy, The Regency and Vanity Fair – Part 1

Jane Austen, Mr Darcy, The Regency and Vanity Fair – Part 1

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English author Jane Austen lived in one of the most eventful, colourful and turbulent epochs in the history of England and Europe.

Jane Austen and Her First Impressions – Woman of Influence

Jane Austen and Her First Impressions – Woman of Influence

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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?

English Country Style – Understated Georgian Grace

English Country Style – Understated Georgian Grace

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Designer John Fowler extracted the essence of eighteenth century interior style, added nineteenth century comfort to create an ‘eclectic’ English Country Style

Jane Austen – Provincial Life & The Cultivation of the Mind

Jane Austen – Provincial Life & The Cultivation of the Mind

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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.

City of Bath In The Age of Pleasure – Baths, Balls and Beau

City of Bath In The Age of Pleasure – Baths, Balls and Beau

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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 – Blend of Propriety & Pleasure

Taking Tea with Jane Austen – Blend of Propriety & Pleasure

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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.

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Horace Walpole @ Strawberry Hill – Fuelling a Gothic Revival

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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.

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Lord Byron – A Rock Star Poet in an Age of Extravagance

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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