The launch party took place on the 13th June 2017 at Heffers Bookshop in Cambridge yesterday evening and was very well-received by all. Thanks to all those who came along and especially to Vicky Gilder, David Wightman, and Katherine Bright-Holmes for so much support and to Jane Monson for reading Aphra. #aphrabehn #booklaunch The book […]
“Janet Todd has combed the archives, explored all the possible options, and made connections based on probabilities in such a way that a credible picture emerges of the life and personality of this fascinating, talented woman.” Read the full review here.
On Sunday July 2nd Janet Todd will be speaking at the Bradford Literature Festival. The panel, made up of historian, Carol Dyhouse, authors, Moni Mohsin and Janet Todd, will examine what it is about the character of Mr Darcy that has set the bar for heroic heartthrobs ever since. Why is it that this particular man […]
“..whether you are in search of a biography of a fascinating woman or one of a hugely influential writer or seek a window onto the political, literary and cultural landscape of Restoration England you will find all three in this page-turning book.” Read the full review here.
Review in JASNA Newsletter February 2017 A Gothic Genius A Man of Genius By Janet Todd. Bitter Lemon Press, 347 pages. Hardcover. $24.95. Review by Diana Birchall. This novel is not about Jane Austen or her writing, nor does she put in an appearance. Yet it could hardly have been written without her, for its […]
DATE 08 March 2017 TIME 9.30am – 5pm VENUE The Guildhall REGISTER YOUR PLACE BOOK NOW SHARE Conference As part of the celebrations for Hull as UK City of Culture 2017 the University of Hull is hosting an interdisciplinary celebration of the life, work and legacy of the political theorist and activist Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797). […]
Starting on February 07, 2017 19:00 At ROSL London Clubhouse firstname.lastname@example.org To mark the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen – the mother of the modern novel – the 2017 Literary Series begins with a discussion on adapting Austen’s novels for the screen and stage. How does one bring to life Austen’s trademark […]
Thursday 12 January 2017 14.30 – Opening Remarks: Roberto Vecchi (Direttore Dipartimento LILEC), Lilla Maria Crisafulli (GEMMA e EDGES), Rita Monticelli (Centro sull’Utopia) and Serena Baiesi (CISR) 15.00 – Video-Conference: A Conversation with Janet Todd (Emeritus Professor of the Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge), My Life with Three Women: Aphra Behn, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Jane Austen I was very honoured to be the […]
I need to let the proofs of the revised biography go! But there is always something else intriguing about Aphra Behn, something I desperately want to know, or even for a moment think I might be able to find out. While all the while knowing she will always be mysterious.
Review by Judith Baragwanath A MAN OF GENIUS JANET TODD (NEWSOUTH BOOKS, $34.99) Ann St Clair is a novelist living in Regency England. She writes “Gothic pap” and is a bit of a restless soul. One night, she meets another writer, Robert James, at a dinner party and everything changes. He’s an oddball, but highly amusing […]