Mini-Post | Cassandra Austen

Born on the day in 1773, Cassandra Austen was the most beloved elder sister of Jane Austen.⁠The affection between the two sisters, according to their relation Anne Lefroy, "passed the common love of sisters; and it had been so from childhood". They went to school together, were immersed in a clever and artistic family, and…

Review | Why you need to binge watch “Bridgerton” immediately

Netflix dropped its latest bingeworthy series, Bridgerton, on Christmas Day, and here is my post to sing its praises and request that not only can we please have a second series, but also that Shonda Rhimes, and her production company Shondaland, be in charge of making even more period drama series. I’ll try not to…

Mini-Post | Austen, “Emma” and the Prince Regent

On this day in 1815, the Prince Regent, the future George IV, received a specially bound copy of Jane Austen’s novel “Emma”, which had been dedicated to him. The Prince Regent was definitely not a favourite of Austen’s – she once wrote that she supported his estranged wife, Caroline of Brunswick, against him – which…