I'm going home for Thanksgiving and to be with my mother, who is undergoing hip replacement surgery. I'll maintain Jane Austen's Worldfor now, but Jane Austen Today will lie fallow for a while. Meanwhile, I've added a poll to my sidebar. It asks the question: 'Who is the most dastardly of Jane Austen's villains?' The answer was a tough one for me. Depending on my mood, my choice keeps changing.