A Portrait of Jane (Austen)

Today is the 235th birthday of British writer Jane Austen b.1775 – 1817.  Austen is one of  the most well-known  female author of  English Literature.  Her shrewd observations, wry wit and social commentary give us an insight into Georgian society.  She came from a  close large  consisting of Father George Austen, mother Cassandra Leigh and six brothers andContinue reading “A Portrait of Jane (Austen)”

York Break: Haworth still Wuthering after all these years

On the way back from our York break, we called in at  Haworth, the Yorkshire village famous for it’s association with the Bronte’s.   There was a time when we used to go once or twice a year, but this was the first time we had been in 3 years.  Nothing had changed.  Perhaps a fewContinue reading “York Break: Haworth still Wuthering after all these years”