Today I'm guest-blogging on the fabulous Austen Variations website, courtesy of Jane Odiwe, whose new book Mr Darcy's Christmas Calendar is out now. Austen Variations, a website for writers and readers, focuses on 'Austen-related fiction, the Regency Period and Romance'. My guest post 'Chit-chat and Quarterly Reviews' looks at reading habits in Jane Austen's day. There was a huge proliferation of popular magazines such as the Lady's Magazine, the long-established Gentleman's Magazine, and Ackermann's Repository.
You can enter a competition to win a free copy of my new book A Visitor's Guide To Jane Austen's England, so do visit Austen Variations to leave a comment with your favourite Austen quote! The winner will be announced on the Austen Variations Facebook page on 15 November.
Full dress for September 1798, Lady's Monthly Museum.
The critic William Gifford, Gentleman's Magazine, February 1827.