Jane Austen was born on this day in 1775. It's her 245th birthday!
Although she was acting in her and her family’s best interests, I see the loss of Jane Austen’s letters as one of the biggest travesties in the world of literature.
Her work speaks for herself, but I’m a JA fangirl, and if there’s one thing I love, it’s knowing what she was really thinking.
I found this book tucked away at The Open Book in Richmond while taking a lovely group on the London Bookshop Crawl back in February 2020.
Of course I haven’t read it yet, so this is a good chance to sit down and enjoy what letters do remain!
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