Everything old is new again


Here’s something to while away your Monday blues. We were delighted by a British television production called Presumption, a biographical overview of Jane Austen’s life and work first broadcast on the BBC in 1995, just at the time when all the new film versions were coming out. It’s loaded with famous Austen authors, including Elizabeth Jenkins and Deirdre Le Faye, the authors of the Editrix’s two favorite Austen biographies, as well as David Nokes and Claire Tomalin, both described as “writing” biographies. (How far we’ve come!) The film has been uploaded to YouTube in five parts; see the AuthorScoop blog, where we found it, for handy links to all five parts. Enjoy!

ETA: Video removed. ARGH.