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Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 6d ago

Goslings’ Bank Ledgers

Notice of a mid-May blog post by Barclays, the bank which (after an 1896 amalgamation with Goslings & Sharpe and several other banks) today is still doing business at the Fleet Street, Londo...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1W ago

Mrs. Leigh Perrot’s Scarlets for Sale

You, too, could inhabit the world of Jane Austen: her aunt’s house is For Sale: This is how the house looks on SAVILLS’ website.  Note that the property includes: 4 reception rooms master be...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 2W ago

Lucy Worsley’s Jane Austen

Jane Austen (Gwendolen Chatfield) invites visitors “Behind Closed Doors” in a charming presentation by Lucy Worsley. Nice to step through the door at places like Godmersham Park or envision ...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1M ago

1853: Enclosures & Chobham Park

“Enclosures” – a word embedded with thoughts of public access vs private ownership; “the people” vs “the wealthy”; court cases and even Jane Austen novels come into play. But to see a recent...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1M ago

Enjoyable Reads: Journal of a Georgian Gentleman

This won’t be a book review, per se, but a “CROW” about a book I recently enjoyed reading. (I’ll hope to ADD to this “Enjoyable Reads” category in the future.) I bought The Journal of a Geor...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1M ago

eBay: Gertrude Savile diaries

Vicky alerted about the Kingsbridge (Devon) Oxfam‘s eBay auction of a copy of Secret Comment: The Diaries of Gertrude Savile, 1721-1757. (NB: see eBay ad for pictures of actual copy up for s...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1M ago

An Extraordinary Ordinary Woman

More than a decade ago I worked on a typescript of a diary; this now has been turned into a book by the Saint Michael’s College (History Department) professor I used to work with, Dr. Susan ...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1M ago

The Real Persuasion

Spent a little time in the local Barnes & Noble yesterday. Found two books that were of GREAT interest due to their topics (both were biographies of British women); but both became “maybe I’...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1M ago

End of an era

Ten years ago I began on the journey, looking into the lives of Two Teens in the Time of Austen. An early blog post or two will explain for those interested in the seeds of this flowering an...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 2M ago

Miss Clephane’s “Miss Stanhope”

Letters at Castle Ashby, according to the book The History of the Comptons of Compton Wynyates, put a certain “Miss Stanhope” at the eye of the storm during the lengthy courtship of Emma’s c...