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From You’ve Got Mail to Jab We Met, why rom-coms are the ultimate comfort-watch during coronavirus lockdown
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From You’ve Got Mail to Jab We Met, why rom-coms are the ultimate comfort-watch during coronavirus lockdown

At a time like the coronavirus outbreak, one feels like going back to the old and the familiar, rom-coms like Bridget Jones' Diary and Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na.

Coronavirus outbreak: A guide to films, shows, podcasts to indulge in during this period of self-quarantine
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Coronavirus outbreak: A guide to films, shows, podcasts to indulge in during this period of self-quarantine

In times of social distancing and isolation during the coronavirus outbreak, the best one could do to entertain oneself through various shows, films, and podcasts.

Revisiting Jane Austen at time of Brexit: The English author explored friendship, love and more, but left out many key societal elements of the era
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Revisiting Jane Austen at time of Brexit: The English author explored friendship, love and more, but left out many key societal elements of the era

Imagine a Jane Austen novel with a Polish protagonist. Imagine an Austen novel where British women welcome an immigrant into their lives. Imagine an Austen novel where a character goes looking for work.

Man Booker Prize nominated writer Lucy Ellmann: 'I don't consider originality such an outlandish aim for a novelist'
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Man Booker Prize nominated writer Lucy Ellmann: 'I don't consider originality such an outlandish aim for a novelist'

In an interview with Firstpost, Man Booker-nominated writer Lucy Ellmann talks about her latest book, Ducks, Newburyport, her need for a "second loo", and why she prefers Anne Elliot's story over Elizabeth Bennet's.

Jane Austen's unfinished novel Sanditon to be adapted into eight-part TV series by PBS, ITV
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Jane Austen's unfinished novel Sanditon to be adapted into eight-part TV series by PBS, ITV

Sandition, written months before Jane Austen's death, talks about Charlotte Heywood and her spiky relationship with the humorous, charming Sidney Parker.

Austenistan: Pakistan's love for Jane Austen could rival the Darcy-Elizabeth romance
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Austenistan: Pakistan's love for Jane Austen could rival the Darcy-Elizabeth romance

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the world loves Jane Austen. But there's a special romance reserved for her in Pakistan | #FWeekend

'A politics without dreams is arid and barren': Ben Okri at the Kolkata Literary Festival
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'A politics without dreams is arid and barren': Ben Okri at the Kolkata Literary Festival

Reading, to Ben Okri, leads to imagination and thought, most importantly clarity of thought, bringing about a gradual understanding of the many-fingered problems that plague us.

Jane Austen meets horror in the trailer for 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'
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Jane Austen meets horror in the trailer for 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'

Lionsgate has released an international trailer for its upcoming drama thriller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies described as an expanded version of Jane Austen's classic tale, probably because it includes zombies in a Victorian-era love story.

Kickstarter campaign aims to recreate Regency-era England as an MMORPG
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Kickstarter campaign aims to recreate Regency-era England as an MMORPG

Here, Jane is one of the weirdest games we've ever seen on Kickstarter...

Twitter UK plans to add Report Abuse button after abuse complaints
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Twitter UK plans to add Report Abuse button after abuse complaints

As weeks of struggle between feminists and trolls played out on Twitter over Jane Austen gracing a bank note in England, Twitter UK has assured that it

After feminist, UK lawmaker gets threats on Twitter
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After feminist, UK lawmaker gets threats on Twitter

Even as the British Police continues to investigate rape threats received by feminist Caroline Criado-Perez on Twitter, another female lawmaker from the

Twitter UK says it is trying to make reporting abuse on the site easier
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Twitter UK says it is trying to make reporting abuse on the site easier

Twitter has come out and acknowledged the reality of abusive tweets in the aftermath of feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez receiving violent threats on

Feminist who campaigned for Jane Austen £10 note faces rape threats on Twitter
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Feminist who campaigned for Jane Austen £10 note faces rape threats on Twitter

At the centre of a successful campaign to make Jane Austen the face of the £10 note is brewing a Twitter controversy. A woman who campaigned to have the

Jane Austen to be the face of  the Bank of England 10 pound note
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Jane Austen to be the face of the Bank of England 10 pound note

Jane Austen will become the new face on England's 10-pound notes, a sign that there is plenty of pride and little prejudice against women on the country's currency.

Why Mr Darcy is a nightmare for women writers
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Why Mr Darcy is a nightmare for women writers

It's almost impossible to avoid the chick-lit label when you're a woman writer whose heroine is normal and doesn't go through unimaginable trauma. And then there's the problem of coming up with a romantic hero who is not Mr Darcy.

Sonam Kapoor buys rights for Anuja Chauhan's novel
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Sonam Kapoor buys rights for Anuja Chauhan's novel

Kapoor, who describes herself as someone who lives to eat and read in that order, says the book has characters that exist in reality and that's what prompted her to buy the film rights.

Pride and Prejudice turns 200, Mr Darcy stays forever young
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Pride and Prejudice turns 200, Mr Darcy stays forever young

Beyond the arrogance and the aloofness, Jane Austen’s Darcy had that one quality that women can rarely resist: vulnerability. He was emotionally unavailable and when he did love, it was so rare that a woman, even one as tough as nails as Elizabeth, was compelled to do what she knows she can do best: save him from himself.

A literary walk through Bath
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A literary walk through Bath

Anywhere you go in the town of Bath, it’s like you walk in and out of the pages of English literature. From Austen to Dickens, all the way back to Chaucer, this town inspired the greats.

Why Naipaul and the literary establishment are so, so wrong
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Why Naipaul and the literary establishment are so, so wrong

Whatever Sir Vidia thinks, the real battle for R-E-S-P-E-C-T in the literary world is not between men and women. It's between literary fiction and popular fiction.