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On My Bookshelf: My first Jane Austen novels

27 May 2016

A local historical society will be hosting a book sale this weekend to raise funds. I am finally ready to part with a substantial number of some of my most beloved books (art, art history,...

Terriers in the 18th & 19th Centuries

22 May 2016

Recollect that the Almighty, who gave the dog to be companion of our pleasures and our toils, hath invested him with a nature noble and incapable of deceit.”- Sir Walter Scott,...

A Walk Through Chawton, Jane Austen’s Home

30 April 2016

Inquiring readers, In celebration of the 200 year anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s Emma, frequent contributor, Tony Grant, visited Chawton House to view a special...

Diane Rehm Interviews “Eligible” Author, Curtis Sittenfeld

23 April 2016

In 2011, The Austen Project approached best-selling author Curtis Sittenfeld to write a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice, which she entitled Eligible (out in bookstores now)....