Jane Austen: December 16, 1775 - July 18, 1817

Today marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death. In honor of the occasion the lovely Anna of Billet Doux & Little Mercuries kindly sent me a bookmark. This is very nice. Thank you Anna!
In the detail below you can see the texture of the black ribbon. 


I confess that all my Jane Austen reading is done on Kindle but as this is my second Jane Austen bookmark I feel I ought to buy the hardback volume of her complete works which I've admired at the bookstore so that I might put it to best possible use.  The 200th anniversary of her death is certainly a worthy occasion for such a purchase. 

I think today I shall read this delightful little historical work by fifteen year old Jane. I have read it before and found it to be very enjoyable.

The inside cover of this little volume gives the following timeline of Jane's life:

1791 - when almost 16 she wrote this History and in

1797 wrote Pride and Prejudice

1801 - 1809 she lived in Bath and

1809 - 1817, at Chawton, Hampshire.

18 July 1817 - she died in Winchester.

There you have it, a summary of Jane Austen's life. The reader is also informed that She was a tall, slender, hazel-eyed brunette and children liked her.

That children liked her is is recommendation enough as children usually are good judges of character.

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