Jane Austen is 241 years young.  Born December 16, 1775 in a small village in the south of England, she could never have anticipated the fame she would achieve.  One of the pleasures of being a Jane Austen scholar and fan is the wide variety of Austen-related books, toys, and other merchandise that often finds its way into my office, and I will be sharing some of that this semester in anticipation of the many Jane Austen events and celebrations that will be happening around the world as we mark the 200th anniversary of her passing in July of this year.  The most recent addition to my collection is this fun set of Jane Austen magnets, which (correctly) notes that there are few combinations better than a good book and a hot cup of tea.