Category Archives: mother Cassandra

This lonely kind of life

Yesterday was the anniversary of Jane’s birth during the cold winter of 1775 in the little village of Steventon.  In honor of that, here’s one of my favorite Austen family quotes.  This is George, Jane’s father, writing to his sister-in-law.  … Continue reading

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A mother’s taste

“I like the Gown very much & my Mother thinks it very ugly.” letter to Cassandra October 27, 1800 [23] What daughter cannot relate?

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