Joan Bakewell discusses Scary Old Sex, Jane Austen and hoping for signs of spring
No prizes for guessing that the romance novel queen would take the crown again
Sam Riley takes on the role of the moody hero in the latest remake of 'Pride and Prejudice', this time featuring the undead
From Dickens to Winnie-the-Pooh, Dorset to the Lake District, the book-loving traveller is sure to be inspired
Illuminating study separates the myths from the Mitfords
Only two female figures are pictured in the 16-pages celebrating the British 'cultural pantheon'
It's 20 years since Colin Firth emerged wet-shirted from a lake in the BBC's 'Pride and Prejudice'. Now we struggle to imagine a Darcy who isn't all sexy broodiness.
It's Jane Austen's Pemberley as you've never seen it before
Remember the good old days when titles of novels were nothing more than, well, titles, rather than marketing manoeuvres? Wuthering Heights denoted the place where the book was set. The Canterbury Tales were tales told by pilgrims on the way to – yes – Canterbury. Crime and Punishment was about just that. Madame Bovary was the doomed titular figure on which the tragedy was based. King Lear, Hamlet – same deal.
New £10 note featuring Jane Austen to follow in 2017
The plaster mask was sold for £175,000 to an overseas buyer earlier this year by a descendant of the brother of its original owner
Study finds that women rated it more important than men in indicating the desirability of a potential mate
The Government has stepped in to stop US singer Kelly Clarkson taking a gold and turquoise ring once owned by Jane Austen out of the country.
Representatives from social media company expected to be called by Commons committee over threats of sexual violence against women
Criado-Perez said she received 'about 50 abusive tweets an hour for about 12 hours'
Ms Criado-Perez played prominent role in ensuring that Jane Austen would feature on the new £10 note