So there I was wondering about what I could do to keep interest in Mrs Darcy ticking over in the awkward interim between the serialisation and publication and it struck me that a lot of fun could be had with using a Wiki to set up the background to the book. (And, yes, I did also fancy having a play around with the Wiki software – I can’t help these things, I’m afraid.)

Thus was Wickhampedia born. It’s only got one entry so far, on Jane Austen herself, but I’ll be adding more over the next few weeks. Watch this space. Actually, watch that space. Well, watch both, OK?