I’m at Buckfast Abbey children’s book festival – great venue, great talks, great stuff to do for all the family. Come and say hello 👋
Interested in Jane Austen and the theatre? My latest podcast/YouTube upload is on that theme. Ever wanted to time travel back to the theatre in Jane Austen’s time? Find out in this podcast with world expert, Dr David Taylor of St Hugh’s College, Oxford, what Jane Austen would have seen when she entered a theatre in the 1790s. Who was there and what did it look like? What plays were on offer? Which writers inspired her? Were there special effects and what were they like? Turning from this, we go on to discuss the influence on her work, particularly looking at Northanger Abbey and Mansfield Park. Finally we turn to the knotty question of which is the best dramatic adaptation of her novels in our age – and you may be surprised by David’s answer! https://www.buzzsprout.com/305009/1362781-ep-7-jane-austen-and-the-theatre-with-dr-david-taylor.mp3?download=true Or for video https://youtu.be/wLADV1uea_A … See more
I became a writer thanks to Essex libraries (not this particular one but it is part of a massive library closure programme in the county). Do sign this petition if you can!
235 signatures are still needed! Save Holland Library, Holland-On-Sea, Essex
Summer listening! Maybe you have a long car journey ahead and need something to listen to that will amuse the whole family? Jan Cramer has just done an excellent version of Darcie Lock 2 Empty Quarter for me, which you can find here: … See more
Check out this great listen on Audible.com. What if the right man for the job is actually a girl? Meet MI6’s new recruit. Stuck aboard a cruise ship filled with problem rich kids, Darcie Lock is about to embark on her next exciting adventure. But it could turn out to be a bumpy ride because the US….. … See more
What surprising room might Mr Darcy and guests retire to after dinner? What exactly was Admiral Croft looking at in the shop window in Bath? Where did Jane and Cassandra get their ideas from for their youthful collaboration on The History of England? You can find out the answers to these questions and much more when you listen to Dr David Taylor, St Hugh’s College, Oxford, and expert on the political cartoon culture in Jane Austen’s era. He can also tell you about how Austen’s work has provided modern cartoonists with material for their satirical pictures. Listen on https://www.buzzsprout.com/305009/1332877-ep-6-caricature-and-political-satire-with-dr-david-taylor.mp3?download=true Watch on … See more
If you are near Cambridge this weekend, Wimpole Hall is holding its history festival. There are lots of great speakers to choose from for all ages. If you have children in tow, do bring them along at 4.30 on Saturday to find out about the amazing history of science. There will be dodos, experiments, and telescopes involved! #whistfest http://www.wimpolehistoryfestival.com/whatson/julia-golding/ … See more
And I’ve just done the video treatment for Episode 1 of the podcast – Jane Austen v Social Media. Find out what Darcy and Google have in common.
Here’s the podcast for Jane Austen v Game of Thrones with suitable images to illustrate!
Jane Austen takes on Game of Thrones… Find out how that would end in my podcast below.
Game of Thrones and/or Jane Austen fan? Find out what she might have to say about the series in my next episode in ‘What Would Jane Do?’ podcast. http://catroyal.com/what-would-jane-do/
Here’s the link to Jane Austen takes on Social Media podcast. http://catroyal.com/what-would-jane-do/
Julia Golding turns to Jane Austen for help with understanding how to handle social media. She first takes a look at the world of eighteenth century society, the networking via letters, and the public disasters that can fall in such a gossipy world. What can we learn today about keeping a balance be… … See more