Welcome back to Chawton House Library Conversations: December Podcast. Our monthly podcast is a round up of news, events and highlights, helping you stay connected with Chawton House Library wherever you are.
This month, we hear about a heartwarming Regency love story. Professor Diane Lovell of Blinn College Texas tells us about the discovery of a stash of love letters between a wealthy woman and a poor clergyman in Jane Austen’s time. Author Phyllis Richardson tells us about her book ‘Houses of Fiction’ which explores the imaginative impulse that was lit in authors like Jane Austen by houses like the ‘Great House’. Richard Knight, Trustee, and a descendent of Jane Austen’s brother, Edward Knight, remembers Christmas at the ‘Great House’ in his childhood. Finally, our Director of Fundraising shares some exciting news about our latest fundraising successes.
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