Advant garde singer and performer Amanda Palmer announced on Twitter that her husband of nine years, fantasy author Neil Gaiman had left her and their four year-old son in New Zealand while he relocated to the UK. The biggest surprise was that she hadn’t told Gaiman that she would be making the announcement and he, like the rest of us, learned that she had gone public with their break up on Twitter. She also gave further details of their split on her Patreon account.
All six of Jane Austen’s novels in their rare, original binding were auctioned on February 20th by the New York-based auction house, Swanngalleries.com. All six of them sold for substantially more than expected.
The novels are all in their original, rare period bindings, which according to the auction house’s catalog copy were “just as Austen herself would have seen them published, with half-title pages.”
Austen’s first novel, Sense and Sensibility, was published in 1811 and Pride and Prejudice has never been out of print since it was publi...