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    Jane Austen: a legendary woman now living again on fabrics

    She’s not simply one of the best-known English writers of all times: she’s an iconic, neo-classical author who, between 1700 and 1800, in her books anticipated the Romantic Movement and even some “feminist” themes that were going to characterize the middle and late 19th century. Her “Pride and Prejudice” has been translated into a whole lot of different languages, much loved by readers worldwide and still nowadays used as the subject of as many successful movies. Few of us know, however, that Jane Austn was also a skillful quilter and in the English house where she worked on her books – today a museum managed by a local authority with…