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Happy Mothering Sunday

To celebrate Mother's Day, we've taken a look at some of the early nineteenth-century parenting books on our shelves.While mothers two centuries ago might have lacked such useful tools as baby monitors and tearless shampoo, not to mention antibiotics, they did [...]

2017-03-24T16:57:13+00:00 26th March 2017|Uncategorised|

Goodbye to Sarah!

Sarah received flowers from staff and volunteers at Chawton House Library, and also a bouquet from our neighbours and partners at Jane Austen's House Museum Today we bid a fond farewell to one of our longest serving [...]

2017-03-15T16:47:10+00:00 15th March 2017|Library News|

Our March Podcast is now available!

This month we hear from Dr Kim Simpson, who is curating our upcoming exhibition on Eliza Haywood. Although not many people know about Haywood, her first novel Love in Excess was as popular in its day as Gulliver's Travels! Amongst the many exciting items [...]

2017-03-08T15:42:30+00:00 8th March 2017|Podcasts|

Welcome back home, Jane!

A complete set of Jane Austen's novels from her family’s library has today returned home all the way from Texas, USA. This was a remarkable surprise gift to Chawton House Library from collector Sandra Clark. Prof Janine Barchas hands [...]

2017-02-22T20:50:45+00:00 22nd February 2017|Library News|