We are raising funds to bring Jane Austen and Germaine de Staël together for the first time in 200 years for our summer exhibition in 2017.

We have been successful in a bid of £5,000 from the Friends of the National Libraries, to purchase a first edition of Staël’s 1807 novel Corinne. This central exhibit will sit alongside a first edition of Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (1813)But we need to raise a further £10,000 to curate and interpret our material for visitors in 2017.

Please help us to bring these two writers together for the first time in 200 years, and to tell the stories of women writers who wrote alongside Jane Austen.

To find out more and donate click here