Monthly Archives: September 2014

…as it is a great secret, & only known to half the Neighbourhood, you must not mention it

Another letter from  1796 as Jane Austen continues her visit in Kent, staying at Rowling.  Come find out for yourself what the “great secret” may be — you don’t want to fall in with the half of the Neighbourhood in … Continue reading

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I shall be perfectly satisfied if I hear from you again on Tuesday.

Today we have a partial letter from Jane Austen to her sister in 1816, the first page or two of it missing… leaving me only too ready to hear from her again (even before Tuesday!)… and wondering yet again what … Continue reading

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I could die of laughter at it … You are indeed the finest comic writer of the present age.

Have you ever, as you read Jane Austen’s letters to her sister Cassandra, wished that we also had the other side of the correspondence, the letters she received by way of return?  I know I often do so, and none … Continue reading

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