Links roundup: Everything’s coming up Jane

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By Jennifer Abella

link-3%2f1-imageSpring is almost here. If you’ve been hunkered down for the winter, here’s what you might have missed in Jane Austen news.

So what if Mr. Darcy wouldn’t have looked the way we picture him — go ahead and imagine him anyway you want.

Feeling crafty? These DIY Austen projects might inspire you.

What mysteries did Austen leave behind?

Here’s a peek at the replica wallpaper based on the remnants discovered at the Jane Austen’s House Museum at Chawton.

The Folio Society has whittled competition to 23 finalists for illustrations for “Mansfield Park.” Here’s some amazing work by the finalists. Which are your favorites?

There’s an early Jane Austen statue is in the works. Here’s the artist’s early sample.

Here’s one visitor’s tale of visiting Austen’s home.

More about Austen, “the secret radical.”

Historian Lucy Worsley on Austen’s lasting legacy

Austen will be on the £10 note and the £2 coin in the U.K. Speaking of …. There’s one more rare £5 note — worth £50,000 — in circulation featuring the miniature Austen portrait. What would you do with the money? This woman donated it to charity.

16403362_612268738977775_7612862155061747163_oTake a look at the image here and figure out your Regency hero’s name. (ht Drunk Austen.)

Valentine’s Day is always a good day to bring up Jane Austen, right? Here’s a post about the love letter scene, the mysteries of her characters, and why her idea of love endures. As well as some fun memes. In addition to our roundup of quotes from love letters by real-life people, here’s a story about historical love letters.

And don’t forget:

We rounded up some swoony line from real-life love letters from famous people to their beloveds.

And you have a few more weeks to let a North Carolina teacher know about our program scholarships. The deadline is April 13!

Find links, photos and friends on our Jane Austen Summer Program page on Facebook — and follow @JASPhotline on Twitter and @janeaustensummer on Instagram!

Jennifer Abella is a TV/movie/pop culture/knitting/sewing/Jane Austen geek. Oh, and a total Anglophile. Find her on Twitter: @nextjen.

 

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