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Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 5d ago

Touching Mrs. Dalloway

Join the London Evening Standard in a “Behind the Scenes” look at the British Library. Yes, this is where you can see Jane Austen’s writing desk (on permanent loan). In the midst of the arti...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1W ago

Morgan Library: Gainsborough

In my email today was notice that The Morgan Library in New York City has opened their exhibit: Thomas Gainsborough: Experiments in Drawing, which runs until August 19, 2018. (click the phot...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 2W ago

Putting a Face to a Name

It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to *share* a *find* with Two Teens in the Time of Austen readers! With the amount of material I’ve unearthed over the past ten years, although bits...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 3W ago

My Girls: Emma Austen

A month ago I wrote about Emma Smith and Mary Gosling, my two diarists who head this research project, Two Teens in the Time of Austen. I mentioned how I found the first diary, and a little ...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 4W ago

Enjoying a Cuppa

At the supermarket today, I just felt like buying some new tea…. I didn’t NEED more, but WANTED something *new*. Boy! am I glad I did. Delicious… A friend once gave me a little casket of Sri...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1M ago

Garden Tour – Christ Church College, Oxford

Poking around the Christ Church College, Oxford website, I came upon an announcement of their Seasonal Gardens Tour! This is so evocative a thing to contemplate, even though I am 3000 miles ...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1M ago

FREE Jane Austen course (online)

A Facebook group I belong to, British History, Georgian Lives, had a link to a Jane Austen course, offered through the University of Southampton. Gillian Dow (a familiar name to JASNA member...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1M ago

Fanny Smith: before she became…

I invite readers – especially new readers who may not “know” much about the family, to investigate a piece written for a British local history society. The title is “BEFORE SHE BECAME FANNY ...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1M ago

Criminal Broadsides

It’s not often that I write of the dark underside of life in 19th Century Britain… but when I came across this “deposit” at Kent State University, I had to share. Kent’s archival holdings co...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 2M ago

Selina, Lady Heathcote

A couple of weeks ago I got a used copy (and so reasonably priced that the shipping was only a few pounds less than the book) of The Diary of Selina, Lady Heathcote, January 1841-June 1849. ...