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

If I were in doubt as to the wisdom of one of my actions I should not consult Flaubert or Dostoievsky. The opinion of Balzac or Dickens would carry little weight with me; were Stendhal to rebuke me, it would only convince me I had done right: even in the judgment of Tolstoy I should not put complete confidence. But I should be seriously upset, I should worry for weeks and weeks, if I incurred the disapproval of Jane Austen.

David Cecil, from Poets and Story-Tellers (1949). 


Folio Society Editon: Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenIllustrations by Anna and Elena Balbusso

Folio Society Editon: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Illustrations by Anna and Elena Balbusso

For anyone looking to find out more about the life of Jane Austen then I cannot recommend Claire Tomalin’s biography highly enough. The meticulous research shines through the pages and brings you one step closer to discovering the woman behind the novels… 

For anyone looking to find out more about the life of Jane Austen then I cannot recommend Claire Tomalin’s biography highly enough. The meticulous research shines through the pages and brings you one step closer to discovering the woman behind the novels…