Column by Cath Murphy February 19, 2015 (3) comments
The bestselling book is now a record breaking movie. Jane Austen, inventor of the Romance novel, decides if 'Fifty Shades of Grey' gives young women good advice on dating and relationships.
Review by Leah Dearborn
In 'How to Be a Heroine,' Ellis teases apart what makes the Lizzy Bennets and Cathy Earnshaws of the world tick, and what they’ve contributed to her own life.
Column by Leah Dearborn November 17, 2014 (3) comments
November is an ideal month for curling up inside with a book, but most people don’t lunge for a dictionary when they’ve had a long day. What attracts people to certain books when seeking comfort?
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.
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.
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
Column by Taylor Houston May 20, 2013 (12) 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.
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.
News by Dave Reuss
We always knew reading was good for you, now we have the hard data to back it up.
News by Rob Hart July 18, 2012 (11) comments
Thanks to 'Fifty Shades of Grey' we're getting sexy Sherlock Holmes.
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.
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.
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.