I love Jane Austen.
Yes, I know, that's not exactly startling news, (or even interesting you may say), but I cast my net wider than dear Jane. I love the whole Georgian & Regency Periods too. Beau Brummel, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Count of Monte Cristo...everything from the French Revolution to the Crescents of Bath. I love it all.
I love the history, architecture, fashions, furniture, textiles, wallpaper, social etiquette and even the politics. And they do all come together rather nicely in Ms Austen's work, one must allow.
Recently I treated myself to these treasures: (Book Depository links)
Jane Austen's Sewing Box
Jane Austen Fashion: Fashion and Needlework in the Works of Jane Austen
Tippets, cravats, muslin and lace.
I'm having the lovliest time.