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Playing with your yo-yo, eighteenth century style

Canny subscribers to the excellent Jane Austen Regency World magazine will be aware that the new issue (July/August) is now available. It contains an article I wrote about the yo-yo (aka the bandalure, the Prince of Wales’ toy, the jou-jou de Normandie).  It shares the printed page with articles about Jane Austen festivals in Bath; the tragic story of Princess Amelia (youngest daughter of George III); a feature on the Regency rogue Joseph Beeton; the story of a Scottish uprising, along with the usual array of interesting features, quizzes, book reviews etc.

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Meanwhile, to whet your appetite, here is the article as it appears in the magazine (© Jane Austen Regency World):


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