Mr Darcy

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.

Pursuing Classical Perfection

Pursuing Classical Perfection

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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…