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A revealing account of a naval officer's young wife during the Napoleonic War, and her influence on Jane Austen's fiction. In 1807, genteel, Bermuda-born Fanny Palmer (1789-1814) married Jane Austen's youngest brother, Captain Charles Austen, and was thrust into a demanding life within the world of the British navy. Experiencing adventure and adversity in wartime conditions both at sea and onshore, the spirited and resilient Fanny travelled between and lived in Bermuda, Halifax, Nova Scotia…

A revealing account of a naval officer's young wife during the Napoleonic War, and her influence on Jane Austen's fiction. In 1807, genteel, Bermuda-born Fanny Palmer (1789-1814) married Jane Austen's youngest brother, Captain Charles Austen, and was thrust into a demanding life within the world of the British navy. Experiencing adventure and adversity in wartime conditions both at sea and onshore, the spirited and resilient Fanny travelled between and lived in Bermuda, Halifax, Nova Scotia…

"You have no idea where those paths lead." The Kings Roads, from Johnathan Strange & Mr Norrell, BBC TV series

"You have no idea where those paths lead." The Kings Roads, from Johnathan Strange & Mr Norrell, BBC TV series

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, illustrated scene in the library. Jennie Huggins

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, illustrated scene in the library. Jennie Huggins

Photos: Magic On the Set | Photo Galleries | Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell | BBC America

Photos: Magic On the Set | Photo Galleries | Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell | BBC America

The Funeral of Arabella Strange, by Soni Alcorn-Hender

The Funeral of Arabella Strange, by Soni Alcorn-Hender

Susanna Clarke on the TV Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: ‘My own characters were walking about!’ (Guardian) http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/02/susanna-clarke-characters-jonathan-strange-and-mr-norrell

Susanna Clarke on the TV Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: ‘My own characters were walking about!’ (Guardian) http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/02/susanna-clarke-characters-jonathan-strange-and-mr-norrell

Cutting for Stone (Vintage books) (Paperback)  By (author) Abraham Verghese

Cutting for Stone (Vintage books) (Paperback) By (author) Abraham Verghese

The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies---How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths -  Michael Shermer

The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies---How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths - Michael Shermer

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