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Mar 29, 2024

We are finally back! 🥳

But before we dive into all things Emma, we're peeking behind the curtain today to discover all the juicy stuff to better understand Jane Austen’s world when she wrote Emma.

Buckle up, because this is going to be one heck of a ride.


• This month’s giveaways: Susan’s bookmark and coaster set!

• My smock shirt

K3N Clothtales: Her Weekly Stitch Journal

Bibliography (join me!)

Jane Austen Map and

All the names

And the rest of the Family Infos

A sweet map you can get on Etsy

JASNA’s maps of the novels

1995 book’s map of hypothetical Highbury

Cute, if flawed map

Detailed Jane information

ALL things Wentworth Woodhouse

Nabokov’s Notes

• Free Indirect Speech – 3rd person: I got my examples here, but this amazing interactive site covers the whole text

1809 Chawton House

• Jane Austen died of… several journals have thoughts:




Some nifty follies: a Doric Temple and more

then from a rival estate

and the Wentworth Castle feud story

• Peerage links for the families:









Chandra Levy Story


MyBib—Works Consulted: 

• Park Honan, Jane Austen: Her Life: The Definitive Portrait of Jane Austen: Her Life, Her Art, Her Family, Her World

Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England - Roy and Leslie Adkins

What Matters in Jane Austen: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved — John Mullen and his fun lecture with the four actors (___dude, Poldark, Opelia, Dominic West)

Jane Austen’s letters—Dierdre Le Faye

History, Location, and Celebrity: Matters of Fact in Jane Austen — Janine Barchas

• Plus Barchas’ two articles that I found: and


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