George Austen’s Spiritual Advice to His Son Francis Austen by Brenda Cox

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“Memorandums for the use [of] Mr. F. W. Austen on his going to the East Indies Mids[hip]man on board his Majesty’s Ship Perseverance Cap: [Sm]ith Decr. 1788” Thus begins a letter from Jane Austen’s father to her older brother Francis. Francis, who Jane called Frank, went to sea at age 14. He had been at […]

Saints and Sinners, a book by Karen V. Wasylowski, and a free book giveaway until March 18

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  Inquiring readers, Sourcebooks Landmark have agreed to offer Karen Wasylowski’s first book ‘Darcy and Fitzwilliam’ for free for the week of March 11 to March 18. Read more about the author’s latest novel, then find out how to access a free kindle book version from Amazon! In my first book, Darcy & Fitzwilliam (a […]

Spruce Beer in the Age of Jane Austen

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Inquiring readers, Spruce beer was a popular beverage during Jane Austen’s lifetime. On December 9, 1808, Austen wrote her sister Cassandra from Castle Square: But all this,” as my dear Mrs. Piozzi says, “is flight and fancy, and nonsense, for my master has his great casks to mind and I have my little children.” It […]