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    • Kim Simpson
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      While the COVID-19 crisis continues, and until we can safely meet in person, we will continue to hold our monthly reading group meetings on Microsoft Teams, and will post starter questions and a write-up of each meeting for those who would rather take part on the forum. Wherever possible, we have opted for texts that are freely available online (see links below).

      For further information, visit the Reading Group page: https://chawtonhouse.org/the-library/join-our-reading-group/

      Our 2020-2021 list is as follows:

      August 17, 2020
      Aphra Behn, The Fair Jilt (1688)
      Digital text available here

      September 21, 2020
      Anna Letitia Barbauld, Eighteen Hundred and Eleven, A Poem (1812)
      Digital text available here

      October 19, 2020
      Isabelle de Charriere (trans. Caroline Warman), The Nobleman (1762)
      Buy the book on Amazon here

      November 16, 2020
      Sarah Burney, Tales of Fancy (1816)
      Digital text available here

      December 14, 2020* [note this is the 2nd week of December. We could do JA’s birthday on the 16th…]
      Jane Austen, The Watsons (c. 1803)
      Digital text available here

      January 18, 2021
      Clara Reeve, The Progress of Romance (1785)
      Digital text available here

      February 15, 2021
      Eliza Haywood, Love in Excess (1719-20)
      Digital text available here

      March 15, 2021
      Maria Edgeworth, Letters for Literary Ladies (1795)
      Digital text available here

      April 19, 2021
      Hester Piozzi, Observations and Reflections Made in the Course of a Journey through France, Italy, and Germany (1789)
      Digital text available here

      May 17, 2021
      Hannah Cowley,  The Belle’s Stratagem (1780)
      Digital text available here

      June 21, 2021
      Moderata Fonte (trans. Virginia Cox), The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men (1600)
      Buy the book on Amazon here

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