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“.

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