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Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 2h ago

A Jane Austen Birthday Present

Every December, on Jane Austen’s Birthday (December 16th), JASNA – the Jane Austen Society of North America, celebrates by publishing their digital periodical, Persuasions On-Line. This a fr...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 2W ago

Portrait: Which Mrs. Gosling?

Last year I was contacted by someone with a portrait purporting to be “Mrs. Gosling” painted (in oils) by Margaret Carpenter. The idea was that it could be a portrait of my diarist, Mary Gos...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 4W ago

Portraits: Captain & Mrs Hawker

It was with GREAT surprise that I came across miniature portraits of Captain Edward Hawker and his wife (perhaps at the time, fiancée?) Joanna Naomi Poore. Why do the young Hawkers concern u...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1M ago

Etching Memories

A year or two ago I bought a batch of letters; included was one which should have had a half-page etching of Worthing, England. The Smiths & Goslings _never_ wrote on the rear of these pictu...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1M ago

Lenborough Manor & Goslings Bank

The Private Letters of Edward Gibbon (a book) has mention of Goslings Bank (ie, in relation to Lenborough Manor); vol 2 has 29 mentions of GOSLING! THIS is the most delicious: “I do not than...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1M ago

Visiting 11 Jane Austen Locations

My surprise came from seeing among the “11 Jane Austen Locations in the U.K. to Visit on Your Next Reading-Inspired Adventure” (a 2015 article) the one large estate most closely related to m...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1M ago

Jane Austen BookBenches

“Sitting with Jane” was a summertime (17 June-30 August) installation of artist-produced benches that created a 24-stop Jane Austen trail. Last month (15 September 2017) the benches were sol...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 1M ago

Fashion: the R. Crompton Rhodes collection

A “digital” collection based on the fashion plates once collected by Raymond Crompton Rhodes, and now at the Library of Birmingham. The lady pictured above is from 1803 – she is believed to ...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 2M ago

Jane Austen in California

I returned Monday morning from a week in California – including the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Jane Austen Society of North America. The theme was “Jane Austen in Paradise: Intimati...
Two Teens in the Time of Austen · 2M ago

American Duchess: Dressmaking!

Many of you will already be familiar with “American Duchess” for their “historical footwear” (I’m in love with their new “Regency” shoe, called Dashwood), or for the American Duchess blog on...