It's a question I get asked a lot. Which is odd, because it's not as if Ms Austen is undiscovered or underrated. Nobody ever thinks to ask why I like novels by Terry Pratchett or Mark Lawrence. Or football. Or twiglets. Or even Poldark. … [Read more...] about Why do you like Jane Austen?
May not be entirely historically accurate. But then history is subjective... … [Read more...] about Napoleon’s email inbox
Prying into her email account? Have you no respect for her nerves? … [Read more...] about Mrs Bennet’s email inbox
I think Mrs Bennet is trying to drop a subtle hint about a potential suitor... … [Read more...] about Jane Bennet’s email inbox
Poor Wickham. Beneath that cool exterior is simply a man in search of affection, respect and a rich heiress who can pay off his gambling debts. Yet without him, there would be no Elizabeth and Darcy: … [Read more...] about Wickham’s email inbox
My guilty confession: Mr Collins is my favourite Austen character. Thought David Bamber and Tom Hollander were excellent in the 1995/2005 adaptations. … [Read more...] about Mr Collins’ email inbox