Did you know that it is the 239th anniversary of Jane Austen’s birthday? No surprise there then, who did? Sometimes we need some words from the wise, and she isn’t recognised as one of the greatest 19th Century writers for no reason at all. Thanks to The Guardian, we have Austin’s thoughts on, society, love, marriage, women and men, life, art, fashion, everything actually. Enjoy the witty and curious insights of one of our most celebrated and accomplished writers, and add a little inspiration to your day here.