A home for all things Austen. So pour some tea, de-bonnet and prepare to fall in love with Jane all over again.

Could Mr Darcy afford a stately home today? - Telegraph

Really interesting article on how Austen characters’ incomes would translate into today’s money. Turns out Captain Wentworth and Anne Elliot would be like some kind of regency power-couple, with a combined fortune giving them £25m worth of prestige value!

How ill I have written. I begin to hate myself.

Jane Austen in a letter to her sister (18th September 1796).

There was one Gentleman, an officer of the Cheshire, a very good looking young Man, who I was told wanted very much to be introduced to me;- but as he did not want it quite enough to take much trouble in effecting it, We never could bring it about.

Jane Austen in a letter to her sister Cassandra, dated 9th January 1799.

I have got so many things to say, so many things equally unimportant, that I know not on which to decide at present

Jane Austen, in a letter to her sister Cassandra. (17th May 1799)

aorangespeckledhill:

Some Jane Austen “Sense and Sensibility” quotes today. Not completely happy with it, it could use some more. But it’s nearly midnight, so I’m going to be content with it for now. 

My favourite Austen quote! Love it! 

aorangespeckledhill:

Some Jane Austen “Sense and Sensibility” quotes today. Not completely happy with it, it could use some more. But it’s nearly midnight, so I’m going to be content with it for now. 

My favourite Austen quote! Love it!