"If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad." Northanger Abbey, 1818
A delightful book for Jane Austen fans everywhere. This handbook offers a glimpse into day-to-day life in Jane Austen's time and gives sensible much needed advice on a multitude of regency customs and accepted behaviour. It answers many questions about Jane's characters - Where did Mr.Darcy get his riches? Why Lady Russell spends every winter in Bath? After reading this very interesting book you will know how to behave at your first ball; how to ride sidesaddle; how to improve your estate; how to hold a dinner party and very importantly how to decline an unwanted marriage proposal!
Hardback 2011 224 pages