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Heat and Light in Austen’s Novels (Part 1): Fires – Rachel Dodge

11 September 2017

At the heart of every household in Jane Austen’s time, a fire burned. Fires provided a fixed source of heat and light, around which people gathered and moved, cooked and cleaned,...

Jane Austen on the Go

25 July 2017

Dear Readers, Once again I found myself traveling between Richmond and Baltimore to visit family. In theory, the route over I-95 should take only 2 hours and 45 minutes. Hah! This time...

Exploring Jane Austen’s Prayers

19 July 2017

Exploring Jane Austen’s Prayers, by Rachel Dodge As we reflect this month on the beautiful written treasures Jane Austen left behind her in this world, we also celebrate the wonderful...

A Discussion With Meg Kerr, Author of Devotion

16 July 2017

Hello readers at Jane Austen’s World! My name is Meg Kerr, and I’m thrilled to be here with you. First, I’d like to thank Vic for allowing me to contribute this guest...