Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Reviewed by Julie Barham The inevitable question is, do we need a new edition of one of Austen’s books? Well, on the evidence of this super book, sent to me by Oxford University Press, I would say that the answer is a resounding yes. A lovely hardback, it has come out as part of a…

The Watsons – Two Endings

Reviewed by Elaine Simpson-Long I have recently read two finished versions of  Austen’s The Watsons, a novel fragment which, they say, she abandoned after her father’s death in 1805. I have found it very amusing to see how they differ and how the authors of both completions have diverged so widely in so many ways. The story…

Teenage Writings by Jane Austen

Reviewed by Karen Langley 2017 is turning out to be something of a year of anniversaries: as well as being 100 years since the Russian Revolution took place, it’s also the centenary of the birth of artist and author Leonora Carrington, (more about her here). Both of these events have been gaining considerable media coverage, exhibitions…