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Today we welcomed students from the London Rare Books School to have a look at some of the treasure in our collection. This included a first edition of Thomas Clarkson's **deep breath**
'The History of the rise, progress, and accomplishment of the abolition of the African slave-trade by the British parliament', published in 1808. The image is a diagram of how slaves were loaded into ship’s holds during the ‘middle passage’. ... See moreSee less
I read that copy of the first edition at CHL. With tears.
Chawton House is at Chawton House.
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“We then went to Wedgwoods where my brother and Fanny chose a Dinner Set, I believe the pattern is a small Lozenge in purple, between Lines of barrow Gold; - and it is to have the Crest.” - Jane Austen, September, 1813
Last night's Jane Austen Regency Week event was Caroline Knight's entertaining talk on dining at Chawton House. She discussed the history of her family’s Wedgwood dinner service, and even showed the audience some of the original pieces, now owned by her parents Jeremy and Carol. Caroline also discussed her Austen Heritage and her charity Jane Austen Literacy Foundation ... See moreSee less
It was a delightful talk! Caroline and her Mum are both lovely, and what a treat to see pieces of dinner service!
Amazing evening 😊
She’s very brave holding that up, I would accidentally drop it by just thinking, whatever you do, don’t drop this priceless family heirloom! 😱
Wonderful. Chawton House is on my bucket list ❤️
Oh if only I could have been there to listen!
As part of Jane Austen Regency Week, this morning Alison Larkin delighted the audience with a hilarious performance that included anecdotes, impressions and some choice extracts from Jane Austen's works. Pictured with her is writer Andrew Norriss, creator of 'Bernard's Watch'. ... See moreSee less
A wonderful morning. Alison is an amazing story teller.