You might like to go and view the new post on the Jane Austen House Museum blog, which has an example of Mrs George Austen’s humour: she writes a whole recipe for a bread pudding…in verse.

Go here to see it: I find it fascinating to see just how much word play was part and parcel of normal life in the Austen family, as evidenced by this recipe . Anyone who was slow-witted would have felt rather out of place in that household, don’t you think?