The Six-Year-Old discovers Jane Austen

Mommyo, browsing around the Internet in pursuit of a suitable distraction from NaNoWriMo: “Did you know that Jane Austen has a plaque at Westminster Abbey in the Poet’s Corner next to Shakespeare?”

The Six-Year-Old, astounded: “Shakespeare? She’s as great as Shakespeare?”

Jane Austen Society, I proudly present to you your newest member.

(Photo: Shala Howell)

(Photo: Shala Howell)

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About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at, or musing about books and the writing life at
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2 Responses to The Six-Year-Old discovers Jane Austen

  1. Sarah Emsley says:

    Awesome! JASNA will be glad to have her. Welcome, Six-Year-Old! Have you read The Beautifull Cassandra, by Jane Austen and illustrated by Juliet McMaster? It’s very cute, and also hilarious. I made a list of Jane Austen books for kids a couple of weeks ago: Run mad as often as you chuse, Six-Year-Old, but do not faint!


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