Romantic Reads for the Month of Love

by Lewis Saddington February 07, 2020 3 min read

Love is in the air. The month of romance is upon us. And, as a reader, you can still make the most of this wonderful occasion whether you have a valentine to share it with or not. Literature is often one of the richest sources of romance, be it uplifting or heartbreaking, moving or haunting. Many of the most memorable titles ever written touch upon the topic of love in one way or another, and classic literature holds no short supply of stories revolving around the most powerful human emotion. So without further delay, let's take a look at some of the most romantic, moving, or tragic tales of love this February.
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Can you tell a Jane Austen book by its cover?

by Amelia Baker February 08, 2019 1 min read 2 Comments

For all those big Jane Austen fans and vintage book lovers everywhere, we have put together a fun quiz, to see if it really is possible to tell a book by its cover. Don't worry there are a few clues! Alternatively, you could always cheat - but browsing our Jane Austen collection, where you will find all the books in the quiz for sale. Enjoy.
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Jane Austen and Nuncheon: 10 Weird and Wonderful Things you Probably Don’t Know About her World

by Amelia Baker January 19, 2019 4 min read

To coincide with the anniversary of the publication of her best-loved novel, Pride and Prejudice, Country House Library thought we’d take a journey back to a time when women wore crinoline and men looked dashing on a horse and explain a few of the things about her world that you might not know.
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