Dorothy: send a footman to Bedlam to make sure they have our reservation


The Australian Jane Austen Season continues this week with Northanger Abbey 07. And look! It’s lush with straining bosoms!

Eighteenth-century Bath reveals itself to be a city of simmering depravity and barely concealed lust in this rollicking adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1798 novel. Young men in taut breeches smirk and stare suggestively at the story’s innocent heroine, Catherine Morland, as she and her coquettish new friend, Isabella Thorpe, walk the streets and attend lively balls.

The spork is calling us, Gentle Readers.