Mary Crawford. The Original Cosmo Girl?

Mary Crawford…a cosmo girl? That complex, charming, antagonist from Mansfield Park? Sure. And why not? To me, her tractable morals make a far more congenial drinking buddy, I mean, compelling literary character than the novel’s heroine, Fanny Price. Over the holiday break, … Read More

In High Spirits for a Ball: #JaneWithATwist

We are perfectly ready, we assure you, to keep our promise to give another delicious round of #JaneWithATwist. It would be the most shameful thing in the world if we did not! You are cordially invited to celebrate the Netherfield Ball with the authors of Meryton … Read More

Introducing #JaneWithATwist

Wine, port, negus, spruce beer, porter – these are a few of the alcoholic beverages mentioned in Jane Austen’s novels. If you include her minor works and letters, add even more to the list. It’s true, people drank a lot … Read More

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