This is a short post to remind you that Diana Shervington, descendant of Edward Knight, Jane Austen’s brother who gave his sisters and mother the cottage at Chawton in which to live from 1809 onwards, is to give a talk tomorrow on the reasons why Jane Austen failed to marry. The talk will be held at the Philpott Museum in Lyme Regis at 2.30p.m.  I should love to be there, but as ever life has intervened….but if you are in the area, do go as it sounds like  it promises to be a very interesting and entertaining afternoon.