Dr. Susan Jones has published essays in academic journal and books on subjects ranging from Jane Austen to the role of women. Her work has appeared in Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal and her creative work has appeared in Quilt magazine and in The Santa Fe Review. Jones has taught at both the secondary and college level for over twenty-five years; she specializes in the areas of Medieval and Renaissance British literature, but has always had an interest in Jane Austen. She is a Professor of English at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
Embrace your inner Jane and find a new way of life in thrift! Jane Austen knew that wealth and grandeur had little to do with happiness, and that fashionable new dresses and reticules to impress Mr. Darcy simply were not the path to fulfillment—especially when one accrues debt in the process. It’s as true today as it was then . . . Whether you have a fortune or not, you’re well advised to make the most of your income—and save for your future. Now, using the timeless wisdom and example of Jane Austen’s memorable heroines, this book offers everything the modern lady needs to know about: *Clever investing*Keeping up appearances on a budget*Giving and receiving graciously*Finding treasures at flea markets and church rummage sales*Planning a party that only looks extravagant*And more Jane Austen’s Guide to Thrift shows how to make your circumstances significantly less reduced, and how to live a life of elegent economy and joyful generosity—whether you’ve as much as Emma Woodhouse or as little as Miss Bates.