I love my mailman! He brings me such gifts almost on a daily basis – yesterday he brought these two books:
Jane Austen: an Unrequited Love, by Andrew Norman [The History Press, 2009] – where the author proposes “that Jane and Cassandra had a falling out over a young clergyman, whom he identifies for the first time. He also suggests that along with the Addison’s disease that killed her, Jane Austen suffered from TB.” [from the jacket]
Jane Austen’s Sewing Box: Craft projects and stories from Jane Austen’s Novels, by Jennifer Forest [Murdoch Books, 2009] [see Janiete Kelly’s post on this title] – it is a sumptuous book!
Please join us tomorrow when I will post an interview with the author, as well as review the book. ~
[I am now going in search of my long-abandoned embroidery supplies… ]
… and today he brought me the latest issue of Jane Austen’s Regency World [July/August 2009] – as always cram-packed with interesting articles and lovely illustrations – on Austen, Mary Shelley, Queen Caroline, global warming in JA’s time, book reviews, and much more [I will post the full contents tomorrow], but you can see hightlights of the issue as well as download a sample article from a previous issue at the magazine’s website [note that this is the NEW website for JARW, so change your links in your “favorites.”]
How sad to be burdened with a day-job with all this reading to be done!
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