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Jane Austen at Home

‘Jane Austen at Home’ by Lucy Worsley follows trail of nearly homeless author By MAUREEN MCCARTHY Star Tribune (Minneapolis) August 02, 2017 4:00 AM “Jane Austen at Home: A Biography” by Lucy Worsley; St. Martin’s Press (386 pages, $29.99) Here in the 21st century, where Jane Austen inspires films, spinoff books and even a zombie adaptation, it’s hard to register that she saw little success in her time… http://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/books/article164906922.html

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Charlotte Bronte: A Fiery Heart by Claire Harman puts her unrequited romance at the center of her creative life

LA Times book review – LA Times After encouraging Charlotte’s talents, Constantin Heger, who has been teaching her French literature, has grown more formal, signaling that he “will never see her in a romantic light.” Ultimately, Harman writes, he will “cost her two years of intense heartache, humiliation and futile hope.” As she recounts in a letter to her sister Emily and, later, in the novel “Villette,” Charlotte wanders forlornly into a cathedral, an unfamiliar…

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Yew sets ancient tone of burial ground

It might be thought that when Thomas Hardy stepped aside from his narrative in Jude The Obscure to describe Shaston, or Shaftesbury, “on the summit of a steep and imposing scarp, rising … out of the deep alluvial vale of Blackmoor” as “one of the queerest and quaintest spots in England”, he was being unduly fanciful. But if, today, you turn aside from St John’s Hill, close to that summit, in to a small enclosed space beside…

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