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Folly over passion: what Jane Austen really wrote about

Folly over passion: what Jane Austen really wrote about

by Beth Andrews Like her immortal heroine, Fanny Price, Jane Austen was a spectator of the foibles of ordinary human existence, rather than a participant. Despite the efforts of modern mythmakers, there seems little evidence that she ever fell deeply in love with anyone. This is reflected in her generally cool, detached tone, which both fascinates and […]

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What We’re Reading in… March

Back in 1959, Robert Hale published Bloch’s psychological thriller Psycho, which was quickly snapped up by Alfred Hitchcock and made into a film the following year. What are our favourite book-to-film stories at Robert Hale?    Sarah Plows, Marketing and Publicity Manager: My favourite is Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote (Penguin Classics). The first […]

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New fiction: Love and Freindship (sic): And Other Delusions by Beth Andrews

Love and Freindship was written when Jane Austen was just 14, and foreshadows the conflict between moral obligation and individual desire which animates Austen’s mature comedic efforts such as Sense and Sensibility. Now updated in this sparkling satire by Beth Andrews, the story follows Isabel and her daughter Marianne when they attend the theatre in […]

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Ebook Spring Sale Titles

Spring has arrived and with it some great new books for your e-reader, currently on sale for under a pound! Head to the country with two of our most beloved authors. Three titles from the great E.V. Thomspon are available: God’s Highlander, Blue Dress Girl and The Bonds of Earth. Alternatively, head further north to […]

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Christmas Favourites from Robert Hale Ltd

Christmas Favourites from Robert Hale Ltd

Wondering what to buy your nearest and dearest this holiday season? Wonder no more. We at Robert Hale Ltd have got something for everyone – from gripping ebooks for the technologically advanced to the ultimate Bat-bible for comic book fans and everything in between. For fans of classic British literature, check out Maggie Lane’s Understanding Austen. Lane, […]

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Understanding Austen by Maggie Lane

OUT TODAY: Understanding Austen by Maggie Lane

Maggie Lane is the author of Jane Austen’s Family, Jane Austen’s England and Literary Daughters among other books. She has also published articles in The Annual Report of the Jane Austen Society and Persuasions, the journal of the Jane Austen Society of North America. She has lectured on Jane Austen in the UK, the US, […]

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