New rules following a spate of bank failures in 19th century Britain could provide some lessons for today’s regulators.
A UK university has attached a trigger warning to Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen’s biting satire, for ‘toxic relationships’. Ironically, Jodi McAlister loves it for the gentle romance at its centre.
How do you get a reader in 1930s China to understand what a mince pie is?
From sharing books to keeping a lock of your intended’s hair, why not try finding love the Georgian way?
Persuasion is a distinctly romantic modern comedy in tone – but how much does historical accuracy matter?
Music is featured in most of Jane Austen’s novels and recent research is teaching us more about her personal love of music. What can it tell us about the world of Jane Austen?
Books that will bring the beauty of Derbyshire’s rolling hills alive.
Computers can now mimic everything from literary characters to Nirvana songs.
People have always wanted others to know they’re smart, and what better way to do that than with clothes?
The controversial fantasy novel and its sequels enticed more authors to experiment with self-publishing, but the latter has a history that long predates the steamy bestseller.
Storing information using polymers could be more efficient than DNA data storage.
The closure of physical buildings doesn’t have to mean that new readers should miss out on literary history
The Regency period was full of gossip and scandal, something Bridgerton gets right. However, it leaves out the period’s grim record on slavery.
‘Bridgerton’ alludes to and obscures social, racial and political tensions in England’s Regency era, the extraordinary decade that marks the dawn of the modern world.
Published anonymously in 1811, the first of Jane Austen’s novels throws light on life under COVID-19. It is the perfect lockdown read.
Clueless turns 25 this year. The film, a loose adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma, is a cult classic that has spawned books, a TV series, a musical and countless fashion tributes.
Through careful framing and dialogue, Autumn de Wilde’s movie portrays Emma as the embodiment of perfection, rather than less-than-faultless heroine of Austen’s book.
When her contemporaries were engaging with European themes in their novels, Austen remained rooted in her home country.
Though she created her stories more than 200 years ago, Jane Austen’s novels were forerunners of feminism.
Years before anyone conceived celebrity, the Scottish bard may have been the first to turn himself into a brand.