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Stephanie Barron Featured on NPR

Statue of King George III in Weymouth, England

Author, and friend of Austenprose, Stephanie Barron has contributed an online article in the “Three Books” series on NPR. Which books did she choose? Why Regency-era of course.

In Three Books, Two Centuries And One English Regency, Barron highlights: Seize the Fire: Heroism, Duty, And Nelson’s Battle of Trafalgar,  by Adam Nicolson; The Battle: A New History of Waterloo, by Alessandro Barbero; and Persuasion, by Jane Austen.

Stephanie is famous for her Being a Jane Austen Mystery series of ten (soon to be eleven) novels featuring Jane Austen as a sleuth. We are reading the entire series this year in the Being a Jane Austen Mystery Reading Challenge 2011 right here on Austenprose. You can check out my reviews through the 8th book and other participants reviews posted here. Stephanie’s next book in the series, Jane and the Canterbury Tale, arrives next Tuesday, August 30th, 2011! We are presently reading it and are enchanted.

Stephanie’s three books are all very interesting choices to highlight an era that we all love so dearly — but, Gentle Reader, what would you have selected? Mine would have been…


Laurel Ann

© 2007 – 2011 Laurel Ann Nattress, Austenprose

4 thoughts on “Stephanie Barron Featured on NPR”

  1. 1. The Bible, of course
    2. Persuasion, by Jane Austen
    3. The Road to Avalon, by Joan Wolf

    oh and 4. most everything else…I love reading, especially historical fiction


  2. My choices would be:

    Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
    Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte


  3. I wonder if Ms. Barron has read Jane Austen and the Navy? It sheds quite a bit of light on how the Navy affected Jane Austen’s brothers and others. I’m sure she’s quite well read so I trust her choices. I’m just wondering if she’s read this book. It is a serious tome and you have to battle your way through it but it is packed with info. Anywhoo, yes, Tony, that is an Americanism, I love Stephanie Barron’s books and can barely wait each month’s new read.


  4. Dear Karen: I’ve read Jane Austen’s Sailor Brothers, written by one of her lateral descendants, but now that I think of it, I’m not sure I’ve looked at Jane Austen and the Navy. Thanks for the suggestion.


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