Jane Austen's Ring, Kelly Clarkson

UPDATED: Singer Kelly Clarkson Temporarily Blocked From Owning Jane Austen's Ring

News by Christopher Shultz August 13, 2013 (4) comments
The former Miss American Idol likes her some Austen memorabilia, but the British government likes them some Austen memorabilia too.
Jane Austen £10 note

Jane Austen to Appear on British Currency in 2017

News by Christopher Shultz
After a campaign demanding the Bank of England diversify the historical figures gracing bank notes, the 'Pride and Prejudice' author was announced as the next £10 portrait.
Jane Austen prescribed as antidote to horrors of WW1

Novels of Jane Austen Used to Treat Shell-Shocked Soldiers in WWI

News by Dean Fetzer
According to Oxford fellow Dr Paula Byrne, the author’s books gave veterans a sense of security, and this comfort is probably why her writing still appeals... in a ‘crazy’ world

Why the F*ck Do People Love Jane Austen So Much? A Primer

Column by Taylor Houston May 20, 2013 (11) comments
I avoided reading Jane Austen for a long time, but now, I am an avid fan. Join me in learning why she is worthy of so much admiration.

Would Jane Austen Write A Blog? (and other things writers probably shouldn't do)

Column by Cath Murphy November 16, 2012 (7) comments
Being it is NaNoWriMo, it seems right to look back at the great writers of our time and ask if they would have joined in, or laughed their asses off instead.
Scientists Prove Reading Is Good For You

Your Brain On Jane: Scientists Prove Reading Is Good For You

News by Dave Reuss
We always knew reading was good for you, now we have the hard data to back it up.
Publisher To Release Sexier Versions Of Classic Books

Publisher To Release Sexier Versions Of Classic Books

News by Rob Hart July 18, 2012 (11) comments
Thanks to 'Fifty Shades of Grey' we're getting sexy Sherlock Holmes.
Jane Austen Facebook Game

BBC Unveils New Jane Austen Facebook Game

News by Kimberly Turner
The BBC’s new Facebook game asks players to help Jane Austen coax escaped ‘Pride And Prejudice’ characters back into their book.

Fallen Idols: Disappointing Truths About Five Famous Authors

Column by Cath Murphy April 25, 2012 (27) comments
Like most readers, I want authors to 'fit' the fiction they create, and when they fail to live up to my myths about them, I get fractious.

Book Brawl: Sense And Sensibility vs. Pride And Prejudice

Column by Meredith Borders
Every month I throw two books, somehow related, into the Book Brawl ring to fight it out for the title of literary champion. Today: Jane Austen's 2 best loved comedies of manners get impolite.