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Jane Austen’s birthplace excavated

Archaeologists in Steventon, England, are excavating the childhood home of classic author Jane Austen. The process of cleaning and interpreting the finds has yielded a clearer idea of what the house looked like and even what the family ate their meals off. Austen was born in the village where her father was

Remains of Jane Austen’s home unearthed

The remains of Jane Austen's Steventon home, where she wrote drafts of Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, have been unearthed in Hampshire, UK. Debbie Charlton, of archaeologists Archaeo Briton, who led the dig, said: "Our main focus for the project is putting together the puzzle of what Jane's first

Jane Austen’s writing style not hers?

An academic is claiming that Jane Austen's elegant writing style may actually be the work of her editor. Professor Kathryn Sutherland of Oxford University reached her conclusion while studying 1,100 original handwritten pages of Austen's unpublished writings. The manuscripts, she states, feature blots, crossing outs and "a powerful counter-grammatical way

Mystery Jane Austen suitor who sparked rift with sister identified

A new biography of Jane Austen claims a Dr. Samuel Blackall is the mystery suitor who broke the her heart and sparked a rift with her sister. According to Dr Andrew Norman, Dr Blackall's letters to friends disclose his wish to pursue a courtship with the young author, but his uncertainty