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
Where are you now and what can you see?
When 4,000 British ladies were asked by Baileys who they thought the most spirited and inspiring women of all time were, they threw up a curious bunch.
Brace yourself for another wave of moral indignation in defence of “Our Kate” – TV and radio presenter Sandi Toksvig has ruffled feathers by suggesting the Duchess of Cambridge has no opinions and is “very Jane Austen”.
The note to her sister Cassandra describes the author's excitement at receiving the first printed copy of her book 200 years ago