Five things you might not know about Jane Austen

Ok, if you are a Janeite, then this is a Christmas treat for you; I’ll admit to disagreeing with the Archaeologist on Ms Austen’s importance but I imagine I’m wrong so that’s all right then…

The Curious Archaeologist

As readers of my blogs will have guessed, I consider Jane Austen the greatest English novelist. So, as we approach December 16th, the anniversary of her birth, or Jane Austen Day as celebrated by all Janeites, I thought I would introduce you to five things that you might not know about Jane Austen. Over the next five days my blogs will be about.


1 – Jane the apt Nomenclator.

How are Jane Austen’s neologisms particularly apt to her tales.

2 – When is a candle Snuffed but not Extinguished? Or how to blow a candle in!

In Northanger Abbey Catherine Morland goes to snuff a candle, but accidentally extinguishes it. What is going on?

3 – Who practices magic in Austen?

And I mean real magic, you can take a class in the topic at Hogwarts.

4 – Elizabeth Bennet the unusual tourist, or a stop on the…

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About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published two anthologies of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand and Life in a Flash. More will appear soon, including a memoir of my mother's last years. I will try and continue to blog regularly at about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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7 Responses to Five things you might not know about Jane Austen

  1. Pingback: Five things you might not know about Jane Austen — TanGental – TravTrails

  2. gordon759 says:

    Many thanks for the reblog.

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  3. Thanks for sharing…hopping over to check it out. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Am enjoying it as I like Jane, thanks. Was wondering who you admire and consider the best?

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