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Issue No 40 of the Newsletter includes the following:
An overview of the extensive media coverage of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice.
Brief reference to the honorary degree awarded by the University of Southampton to Deirdre Le Faye in recognition of her extensive research and scholarship on the life and works of Jane Austen.
Forthcoming events organised by the Branches and Groups of the Society for 2013 (together with contact details).
Brief reference to the award of an OBE in the New Year's Honours list to Professor Janet Todd.
Reference to the special website created by the Jane Austen's House Museum highlighting events world-wide celebrating the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice.
Article by Philip Vickers on his family's long-standing connection with Steventon.
Further information on the outcome of the Steventon Rectory archaeological dig.
Letters to the Editor
Jane Austen's Cults and Cultures, Claudia L Johnson (University of Chicago Press).
Uses of Austen: Jane's Afterlives, Ed. Gillian Dow and Clare Hanson (Palgrave Macmillan).
Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location and Celebrity, Janine Barchas (John Hopkins University Press).
Jane Austen: Two Centuries of Criticism, Laurence W Mazzeno (Camden House, Rochester, New York).
What Matters in Jane Austen? Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved, John Mullan (Bloomsbury Publishing).
A Curious Invitation: The Forty Greatest Parties in Literature, Suzette Field (Picador).
Enthusiams, Mark Girouard (Frances Lincoln).
The Jane Austen Guide to Life: Thoughtful Lessons for the Modern Woman, Lori Smith (Globe Pequot Press).
Jane Austen's Guide to Modern Life's Dilemmas, Rebecca Smith (Ivy Press).
Competition No. 23, and winning entry for Competition No 22.