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This Butler’s Pantry Will Make You Gasp

22 November 2017

Inquiring readers, I had the immense pleasure recently of visiting The Breakers, the summer “cottage” of the Cornelius Vanderbilt family in Newport, R.I. Before walking...

Jane Austen Music Concert with Broadwood Junction – Review by Patricia N. Saffran

5 November 2017

Jane Austen’s Music Library – Broadwood Junction in concert at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York City, October 28, 2017, with musicians Francis Liu; violin, Patrick...

A Wee Budding Janeite Learns to Read

23 October 2017

Jennifer Adams My Little Cities Books by Chronicle Books

Heat and Light in Austen’s Novels (Part 2): Candles, by Rachel Dodge

9 October 2017

Just as fire was the centerpiece of most evening gatherings in Jane Austen’s time, candles also played a vital role in Regency life and culture. Today, family members work or...