The Tedettes Jane Austen Book Club finds Jane’s History of England

The Tedettes are fascinated by Jane Austen’s History of England, written when she was 16 years old. Bearsreadbooksausten 3 small

Cassandra Austen illustrated the pages. People entertained themselves this way, bears. There were no Bright-Box-Things to stare at!

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Jane and Cassandra had strong favourites among the kings and queens. They were very stern about those they disliked.

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The Tedettes’ copy is a facsimile version brought out by Folio Books. You can see Miss Austen’s own handwriting. A book perhaps more easy for you to find contains this History and other writings of the young Jane Austen, and is called “Sanditon, Lady Susan, & The History of England : The Juvenilia and Shorter Works of Jane Austen“.

You are in the web den of Mawson Bear, Ponderer of Baffling Things (between naps) and Writer-Bear of It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In .

“Just pure magic.  A bear’s love is never far away and can be shared and passed on through generations.” Susan Hampson, of Books From Dawn To Dusk.

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I am Mark, Guardian of Mawson Bear. Mawson sits on Bed-Top Hill. Between naps he ponders about Baffling Things. After deep ponders, most things remain for him as completly baffling as they were before. But they do seem friendlier, somehow. If you, too, are baffled by, well, Things, his little books of ponders could be just right for you.

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