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The Interrobang: A Festival of Questions
If you could choose the legacy you leave behind, what would it be and why? Graeme Innes
Arsenic & Young Jane
A Jane Austen scholar believes it highly likely that Jane Austen died of arsenic poisoning. Although she won’t rule out the possibility that Austen was murdered, Lindsay Ashford believes Austen is most likely to have been prescribed medecine in which arsenic was an ingredient. The Guardian reports that tests on a lock of Austen’s hair currently owned by private collectors has found an unusually…
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