The Bodleian Libraries at Oxford in England will mark this year’s World Book Day on the 1st March with a series of events dedicated to legendary British writer Jane Austen.
A letter from Jane Austen (1775 – 1817) to her sister Cassandra in 1799 highlights the point, when a horse her brother purchased cost sixty guineas and the boy hired to look after him four pounds a year. Country houses provided a perfect setting for Jane’s novels; the interiors of…
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The Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford has acquired at a Sotheby’s auction the last Jane Austen original manuscript, which has been in private hands
An evening of traditional elegance, say at the White House or Government House Australia, still requires a perfection of planning and wise organisation so that it appears not to be contrived at all.
The act of reading has been for me, in my lifetime, both saviour and friend. I particularly love reading about people. So biographies are always near the top of my list. And, having worked in the creative industry for much of my life, poetry, classic novels, art, design and style books are next…but