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…

Review: “Jane Austen’s Inspiration: Beloved Friend Anne Lefroy”, by Judith Stove

I’ve been lucky enough to start working with the lovely people at Pen and Sword books in reviewing history books – and could my first choice be anything but Jane Austen themed? Judith Stove’s “Jane Austen’s Inspiration: Beloved Friend Anne Lefroy” looks to Jane’s close friend (and aunt to the famous love interest of Jane’s,…