"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of vial of arsenic, must be in want of a wife."
November 15, 2011 12:18 PM Subscribe
Jane Austen 'died from arsenic poisoning'. [The Guardian]
Crime writer Lindsay Ashford bases claim on reading of author's letters and claims murder cannot be ruled out. Almost 200 years after she died, Jane Austen's early death at the age of just 41 has been attributed to many things, from cancer to Addison's disease. Now sleuthing from a crime novelist has uncovered a new possibility: arsenic poisoning.
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