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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Jane Austen Day

Today, on the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, the Bank of England unveiled its new £10 note that features the author.

Of course, since it’s a noteworthy day, a number of sites have prepared special features about Jane Austen. 

Signature has a 26-page PDF entitled The Essential Guide to Jane Austen which has 12 articles including titles such as “10 Lessons for 21st-Century Women from Jane Austen,” “Jane Austen Secret Radical: A Book-by-Book Breakdown,” “Austen Heartland:  A Guide to Jane Austen Houses and Places,” and “6 Jane Austen Novels Ranked by Their Sexiness.”  Go to http://www.signature-reads.com/download/the-essential-guide-to-jane-austen/?aid=randohouseinc18668-20&ref=PRH89E76C0DD80C&linkid=PRH89E76C0DD80C&cdi=321A47B09DAD4547E0534FD66B0AE227&template_id=6728 to download the guide for free.

BookRiot has 15 articles about Jane Austen, including discussion of film and comic book adaptations of her novels:  http://bookriot.com/tag/jane-austen-day-2017/ .  For a chuckle, make certain to read “From Pemberley to Trump Tower: Jane Austen Quotes Meet Trump Tweets.” 

If you want to test your knowledge of Austen’s novels, go to http://www.cbc.ca/books/can-you-identify-which-jane-austen-character-said-these-lines-1.4209381.

Since I’m Canadian, I loved this feature from CBC Books:  http://www.cbc.ca/books/7-canadian-books-to-read-if-you-love-jane-austen-1.4209088.  Some Canadian books are recommended depending on which Jane Austen character is your favourite.