Judith Stove is Adjunct Lecturer in the Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. She is a longstanding member of the Jane Austen Society of Australia. Her most recent book, Jane Austen’s Inspiration: Beloved Friend Anne Lefroy (2019), gives the first biographical treatment of Austen’s friend and mentor.
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.