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A few minutes were sufficient for making her acquainted with her own heart. A mind like hers, once opening to suspicion, made rapid progress; she touched, she admitted, she acknowledged the whole truth.

— Jane Austen, Emma

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Tribute to Deirdre le Faye

16 August 2020|

The Jane Austen Society announces with much regret the death of Deirdre Le Faye, Vice-President of the Society and eminent Austen scholar.

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The Say NO to 1,200 Houses at Chawton Park Farm, Alton had a wonderful centre spread today - with thanks to the Alton Herald! If East Hampshire District Council want some more reasons for not building on Chawton Park Farm here they are! * Cutting down trees * Loss of biodiversity * Impact on Ancient Woodland (tiny buffer zones) of 3000 people * CPRE Hampshire, the countryside charity's comment that CPF is a 'Valued Landscape' by government policy definition. And lots of detail in the article - see below.
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The Say NO to 1,200 Houses at Chawton Park Farm, Alton had a wonderful centre spread today - with thanks to the Alton Herald!  If East Hampshire District Council want some more reasons for not building on Chawton Park Farm here they are! * Cutting down trees * Loss of biodiversity * Impact on Ancient Woodland (tiny buffer zones) of 3000 people * CPRE Hampshire, the countryside charitys comment that CPF is a Valued Landscape by government policy definition.  And lots of detail in the article - see below. 
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If 1200 houses get built with the approval of East Hampshire District Council on Chawton Park Farm, Chawton, they will be built on land that Jane Austen knew and loved. She visited the farm and knew the owners. See article attached. The Say NO to 1,200 Houses at Chawton Park Farm, Alton has another article in the Alton Herald today to support it's campaign (alaso attached) and are seeking to get 5000 signatures on it's petition chng.it/ntQGkpVT - currently 3804. Please sign to support us! Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

If 1200 houses get built with the approval of East Hampshire District Council on Chawton Park Farm, Chawton, they will be built on land that Jane Austen knew and loved.  She visited the farm and knew the owners.  See article attached. The Say NO to 1,200 Houses at Chawton Park Farm, Alton has another article in the Alton Herald today to support its campaign (alaso attached) and are seeking to get 5000 signatures on its petition https://chng.it/ntQGkpVT - currently 3804.  Please sign to support us!  Thank you!Image attachment

Exciting! Get yourself a ticket quick!❄️ December is here and so begins our countdown to JANE AUSTEN’S VIRTUAL BIRTHDAY PARTY!

🎊 Join us online on 16th December for a fun-filled evening of celebrations including talks, readings, games and music!

🎁 With special guests including author and Austen expert Dr Helena Kelly; Barbara Heller, curator of Pride and Prejudice: An Epistolary Edition; calligrapher Calligrability (who created our beautiful invitation!) and music from harpist Maddy Hurlstone. 🎶

👒 Regency attire strongly encouraged but not essential!

⏰ 16 December, 8pm (GMT), Zoom
➡️ BOOK your tickets: bit.ly/3FY81hg

🥂See you there!

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“We are sent into this world to be as extensively useful as possible, and where some degree of strength of mind is given, it is not a feeble body which will excuse us - or incline us to excuse ourselves
Sanditon 📚📚📚

What is your favourite Jane Austen novel?
We think that Sanditon is delightful but sadly unfinished. What would Jane Austen have done with it?

Happy start of the weekend you all 🌸🌸🌸🌼🌼🌼

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Jane Austen, The East India Company & Pear Tree Church in the Fashionable 18th Century.

FREE online study day taking place this Saturday (30/10). Speakers include Dr. Cheryl Butler, Sarah Lewin, Dr John Mcaleer and Prof. Emma Clery.

Link in bio to reserve your free online place!

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English heritage sites, including Jane Austen's House, are set to receive a £35m government funding boost.

Wonderful news this morning for @janeaustenshouse 👏📚🏡.

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This Saturday (23/10) between 10am and 4pm, JASoc Midlands Branch will be holding a study day and belated 30th anniversary.

Taking place in Aston-by-Stone, speakers include:

🎤 Jeremy Lefroy, who will speaking about the life of his remarkable Great Aunt, Helen Lefroy, who was not only a lifelong Jane Austen enthusiast but also a former Bletchley Park worker.

🎤 Professor Joe Bray will talk about “The Language and Style of Jane Austen.” He is Professor of Language and Literature at the University of Sheffield and the author of several books on the novel and Jane Austen, including most recently The Language of Jane Austen (Palgrave, 2018).

🎤 Helen Johnson from the costume museum will discuss dress of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Link in bio to find out more about what promises to be a wonderful day and how to register your interest.

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Have you considered becoming a JASoc member? Membership entitles you to a host of benefits, including the Society's Report, twice-yearly newsletters packed with information, an invitation to attend the AGM @chawtonhouse & exclusive access to the Members Area of the website.

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