9 hours ago
The Library, house and grounds close to the public next week on Friday 27 October for the year. It's visitors' last chance to visit our exhibition 'Pens, Paintbrushes & Pioneers', and see some of the treasures on display, including this iconic Peacock edition of 'Pride and Prejudice'.
However, the reading room remains open to anyone who wishes to consult the collection here. For more information, please go to:
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2 days ago
A brilliant talk was given by Emma Claire Sweeney & Emily Midorikawa on their book 'A Secret Sisterhood'. So many interesting anecdotes were shared this evening. One was about Jane Austen, who on her deathbed wrote to her dear friend, Anne Sharp, Fanny Knight's governess, that she was "forever attached." Yet history fails to remember Anne Sharp. Perhaps the complicated mixing of class between these two women is the reason why Austen's Victorian descendants overlooked their significant friendship. ... See moreSee less
Really enjoyed it!
Would love to hear this!
Chawton House Library shared The Berry Theatre's event.
2 days ago
"If I understand you rightly, you had formed a surmise of such horror as I have hardly words to-- Dear Miss Morland, consider the dreadful nature of the suspicions you have entertained." Thus, Henry Tilney scolds Catherine Morland in 'Northanger Abbey' when her wild imaginings lead her to the conclusion that General Tilney murdered his wife. Tonight Gillian Dow is giving a talk at Netley Abbey on Jane Austen's Gothic influences, as part of the Netley Literary Festival.
Gillian Dow: "Remember we are English"
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