Maggie Lane is the author of several books including Jane Austen’s Family, Jane Austen’s England, and Jane Austen and Names. She is a regular contributor to the Annual Report of the Jane Austen Society (UK) and to Jane Austen and her Regency World magazine, of which she is Consultant Editor.
The Jane Austen Society of North America is dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing. JASNA is a nonprofit organization, staffed by volunteers, whose mission is to foster among the widest number of readers the study, appreciation, and understanding of Jane Austen’s works, her life, and her genius. We have over 5,000 members of all ages and from diverse walks of life. Although most live in the United States or Canada, we also have members in more than a dozen other countries.