Jane Austen First Editions: How Much is Yours Worth?

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Just in case you were interested to know how much your first editions of Jane Austen’s works were worth, this video featuring Adam Douglas, Senior Specialist in Early Literature at Peter Harrington, a rare book dealer in London, introduces a selection of Jane Austen’s first editions and explains how bindings affect value.

We just love how he handles the books. It’s like an aphrodisiac for an Austen fan as he sensually glides his hands over first editions of Sense and Sensibility and Mansfield Park and speaks in reverent and seductive tones! Adam, you are such a Willoughby!


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The Best Life Advice From Maya Angelou


Happy birthday, Maya Angelou! The celebrated poet turns 85 today, and in her long life, she has accumulated a heck of a lot of wisdom, some of which she’s shared with us over the years. To celebrate the day of her birth and her wonderful achievements (and as a public service to everyone), we’ve collected some of her best life advice here. Take heed, mortals, and one day you might end up just a little bit more like Maya Angelou.

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