A news article published in November 2011 revealed that Jane Austen might have died of arsenic poisoning. Arsenic was a common ingredient in medicines of the time.
Jane Austen was born 237 years ago on December 16, 1775 in Steventon, England. She died on July 18, 1817 at age 41 in Winchester, England. She is one of the most widely read writers in English literature.
The Connecticut Chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America has organized a JANE AUSTEN SUMMER CAMP which will take place from July 26-28, 2013 in Middletown, CT. For more information click here.
Newer book acquisitions of interest to fans of Jane Austen (click on the cover for link to the online catalog)