I’m reading, and enjoying,’How to Read and Why’ by Harold Bloom. The blurb says “Info is endlessly available to us; where shall wisdom be found?” Well, quite. It is full of good arguments for reading literature. Consider this as an example, “Why read ‘La Belle Dame sans Merci’? For its marvelous expression of the universal longing for romance, and it’s deep awareness that all romance, literary and human, depends upon incomplete and uncertain knowledge.” It’s a goody. (He says Austen is unsurpassed, good man.) The Yearly Reading Challenge Group Book Lovers📚 Café☕️ The Book Hangout Spot For Reading Addicts The Drones Club (P.G. Wodehouse Fans) The Jane Austen Society UK Diana Wynne Jones Appreciation Society Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy ... See MoreSee Less
🍂’Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn, that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness, that season which has drawn from every poet, worthy of being read, some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.' - Jane Austen, Persuasion
If you're a hard working, enthusiastic individual with a good understanding of customer service and a willingness to learn new skills, you may be the perfect candidate for this exciting and diverse role.
From supervising the shop, serving in the tea rooms or assisting with events, General Assistants are at the heart of everything Chawton House does.
We are so looking forward to the annual conference later this month, taking place in the beautiful city of York. York has been chosen for its historic interest and unique charm; and after all, Jane Austen did say of Richard III, ‘but as he was York, I am rather inclined to suppose him a very respectable man’.
Booking closed for the conference in May, but we are so looking forward to seeing those of you who have tickets.
For more information on what we have planned, head to link in bio.
Rare portrait of #JaneAusten on display @holburnemuseumbath after being loaned by @nationalportraitgallery. Although undated, the sketch, by her sister Cassandra, is believed to have been from about 1810, because of her age and dress.
Two-week #SandiCon2022 convention next March. With week one based in London and week two touring around the countryside, making stops at @janeaustenshouse , @jane_austen_centre_bath, Bristol & significant filming locations, it's set to be a fabulous fortnight!
On the 14th August, The Jane Austen Society of Australia is hosting an online event - 'Meet Mr Wickham'. Susannah Fullerton, President of JASA, will be interviewing actor, Adrian Lukis via Zoom. (The event will be recorded).
In 1995, actor Adrian Lukis played the role of George Wickham in the acclaimed BBC production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Handsome and debonair, insincere and untrustworthy, his Wickham was a memorable part of that wonderful production. Who can forget his feigned modesty as he tells Elizabeth how Darcy has mistreated him? Or his elopement with bouncy Lydia Bennet?
Ten Austen-inspired things to do in Bath! We'd like to do each and every one of these. How many have you ticked off your list? Is there anything you think is missing?
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Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves & withered hedges, & from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn...
- Jane Austen
Decorate your home with the one and only Mr & Mrs Darcy. These exquisite dolls are part of a range of handmade Jane Austen themed decorations.
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