It's Miss Austen's 243th birthday! What would we do without her? Maybe have realistic expectations about men? Either way, Jane Austen is a much beloved author here so this is cause for celebration. So what's going on? Well, I hear Quirk Books is having a big celebration since Miss Austen has given them a very big year. I also suspect Jane Austen's World, Austen Prose, and Jane Austen Today, among others will have big goings on. Happy Birthday Jane!