“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.”

Happy birthday, Jane Austen, born on this day in 1775.

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Things you’ll find in a secondhand bookshop if you look hard enough: A beautiful edition (possibly a donation) of Jane Eyre which was a wedding anniversary present to someone in 1985. 

Who else is delighted to find scribbling on books by their previous owners?