A handwritten note by Jane Austen “hidden” for 150 years on the back of a fragment of paper has been revealed.
Experts have linked the text on both the front and back to themes in the author’s novel Mansfield Park.
The fragment was stuck to a letter discovered in a first edition of her memoirs, written by her nephew, James Edward Austen-Leigh.
The revealed text is part of a sermon apparently composed by her brother, the Reverend James Austen in 1814.
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