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GoFundMe - JANE AUSTEN'S HOUSE MUSEUM

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Pride & Prejudice Jane Austen House Roof Repairs On Sunday I read an article in the Telegraph published on the 24th October 2020 titled,'Jane Austen’s home faces financial ruin just like her characters as failing roof threatens to let water in'https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/10/24/jane-austens-home-faces-financial-ruin-just-like-characters/ 'Austen lovers  have been asked to sponsor one of the 30,000 tiles on the 17th century house’s roof in order to fund vital repairs' At thejaneasutenshop we are trying to raise £15000 that will go straight to the Jane Austen's House Museum charity. I have set up a charitable GoFundMe page  for customers to donate to. Please see link...

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Jane Austen's Regency Christmas

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By J. A. Horrocks What would a regency Christmas have been like? From research it seems quite similar to today, lots of eating and drinking, entertaining, family visits and fun. The Georgian times were renowned for opulence, led in no small part by the reigning monarch George III and later by his son the Prince Regent. The time of Puritans and the loss of Christmas indulgences were now long forgotten. Roasted turkey, mutton and venison followed by rich, creamy festive rice pudding and fruity plum pudding, candlelit dinners, singing and charades, this would be a typical Georgian Christmas and one...

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Jane Austen Abroad - Jane's World

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By J. A. Horrocks Oct 2020 It is a well known fact that Jane Austen spent most of her life in southern England, her travels only took her as far as Bath and the south coast. Her famous novels however, have travelled the globe, now 200 years after her death these books are translated and sold world-wide. They have been translated into over 40 different languages including German, Finnish, Romanian and Japanese. During her life time her novels were published in France, whether Jane herself was aware of these translations is still debated today, there is no mention of this...

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Jane Austen's Last Story

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By J.A. Horrocks On the 18th July this year we mark another anniversary of Jane Austen's death. She was only 41 when she sadly passed away with her loving and loyal sister Cassandra at her side.  The cause of her death after a long illness has often been debated, she may have suffered from Addison's disease which causes extreme fatigue and loss of appetite, or she may have died from Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of cancer. In 1817 England was ruled by the Prince Regent, the future King George IV, due to the illness of King George III, and medicine...

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Mr Darcy Pride And Prejudice

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A light-hearted look at why Mr. Darcy Pride And Prejudice has become such a romantic hero for the 21st century! By J.A Horrocks.   In the literary world of Jane Austen there is a very decent standard of leading men, we can choose from Emma's Mr Knightley to Anne Elliot's Captain Wentworth but there is one who surpasses all others. No prIzes for guessing that Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy is that man, or just Mr.Darcy will do! We first meet him in the pages of Pride & Prejudice Chapter 3 paragraph 4 with the line "and another young man". Quite an...

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