Sara Pascoe: how I overcame my Jane Austen prejudice
Austen’s women have the same rights as children; her ‘romantic’ match-making smacks of desperation. So how did the standup see the funny side of Pride and Prejudice for her new stage adaptation?“Why does no one talk about how funny Jane Austen is?” I ask my friend Katie... [Read More]
The Austentatious guide to the Edinburgh fringe 1815
How did visitors to the world’s biggest arts festival conduct themselves among the city’s novelty potato shops in the Regency era? This information has been unearthed as part of the Fringe Reconstruction Society and appears to be an entirely genuine, definitely bona fide tourist guide to... [Read More]