I always feel like Autumn is a great time to read some classic literature. I think it’s something about the golden leaves, the mist, and the last rays of sunshine, which makes me nostalgic. My favourite classics are those by the Bronte sisters and Jane Austen, and it’s a privilege to be working for a publisher – Vintage – who’ve created some beautiful editions of Jane Austen’s six novels, and Charlotte, Anne and Emily’s best known works. So, I thought I’d take a few pictures and share them with you too.
Time for a teddy bear’s picnic… Continue reading “Novel with Most Memorable Picnic: The Princess Bride and Emma #bookadayUK”
Time to discuss the characters that just wind you up… Continue reading “Most Irritating Character: Emma and The Da Vinci Code #bookadayUK”
This week Kate and Rob discussing juggling books, rewriting Jane Austen and news of a new podcast! Continue reading “Podcast: Juggling Books and Rewriting Austen”
If Elizabeth Bennet had the washing of her own petticoats, Sarah thought, she would be more careful not to trudge through muddy fields.
It is wash-day for the housemaids at Longbourn House, and Sarah’s hands are chapped and bleeding. Domestic life below stairs, ruled tenderly and forcefully by Mrs Hill the housekeeper, is about to be disturbed by the arrival of a new footman, smelling of the sea and bearing secrets.
For in Georgian England, there is a world the young ladies in the drawing room will never know, a world of poverty, love and brutal war. Continue reading “Review: Longbourn by Jo Baker”