“She was the sun of my life, the gilder of every pleasure, the soother of every sorrow" - Cassandra Austen. Join us on Thursday 13 Dec for a diverting & dramatic recital of readings from Jane & Cassandra Austen's letters, prose & poetry about sisterhood.

Afternoon recital: 'Austen Sisters'

When Jane Austen was born on 16 December 1775, her father noted with delight she would be 'a present plaything for her sister Cassy and a future compa...

Illustrations from Emily Bronte's 'Wuthering Heights' now feature in our Gothic exhibition thanks to a donation by Sandra Clark. They are displayed next to a lock of Charlotte Bronte's hair.

#OnThisDay Elizabeth Inchbald was born (1753-1821). She began her career as an actress at the age of eighteen. Her first playwriting endeavour was 'The Mogul Tale', performed at the Haymarket Theatre. For a biography of Inchbald, go to:

Call for papers! Next June is the 'Hannah More in Context' conference, with deadline for applications on 30 November. Find out more in the link below:

Interested in finding out what researchers @ChawtonHouse do with the Knight collection, the books that belonged to #Austen’s brother & his descendants? Read @FrancescaKav blog post about her recent trip, supported by @BARS_official

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