Jane Austen makes a cameo in a charming new novel about friendship and the literary life
Jane Austen and Shelley In the Garden Review September / October 2021 Booklist Magazine Fran and Annie have been friends for decades, from their time teaching in higher education and experiencing motherhood to Annie’s current visit to Fran’s remote retirement cottage in South Norfolk, England. While contemplating the next phase of their friendship, Fran consults […]
Jane Austen and Shelley in the Garden layers emotions within the intellectual discourses of a literary community, thinning the veil between what’s real and imagined.
Plunging the depths of ‘a sky blue swimming pool of words’ in Don’t You Know There’s a War On? by Janet Todd
Fragment of a Seaside Romp By Janet Todd Reprinted from Literary Hub via FENTUM PRESS January 10, 2020 Was there ever a fragment like Jane Austen’s Sanditon? The distinguished novelist suffering a long decline—her brother Henry alleged that “the symptoms of a decay, deep and incurable, began to show themselves in the commencement of 1816″—used her last months […]
Published on 23 September 2019 by Laurel Ann Nattress in Austen Prose Sanditon, Jane Austen’s last unfinished novel is in the news. A new TV adaptation and continuation of the same name premiered in the UK on ITV on August 25, 2019. The new eight-part series was written by Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice 1995) and will be […]
Janet Todd is an academic and novelist, known for her biographies of feminist writers as well as several novels. Todd was born in Wales and grew up in Bermuda, Sri Lanka, England, and Scotland. As an adult she worked in Ghana, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. before returning to Britain. She is a Professor Emerita at […]
Janet Todd’s Mary Wollstonecraft: A Revolutionary Life features on the list, from Jenni’s book A History of the World in 21 Women. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/sep/10/jenni-murray-picks-the-best-books-about-historys-forgotten-women