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
Janet Walkers Tribute to P.D James Baroness of Holland Park who wrote with imagination and flair, her books were hard to put down until the final credits rolled
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?
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.
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…