Is this Jane Austen’s sampler?

A needlework sampler survives with the maker's name Jane Austen stitched within it: is this THE Jane Austen? Austen experts already have their doubts, and an alternative possible attribution, but I dare to venture into the debate because I bring two relevant skill sets to the question which have not been employed in the discussion…

Movie Costumes: Emma 2020

A new adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma has been released and is, as I edit this post (originally published just before its release), is about to be released for streaming. I have access now only to images from the trailers--but even having seen only those tiny previews of this production, I decided I am HERE…