Tremendous stuff!The Scottish Branch was honoured to have the chairman of the Jane Austen Society, Richard Jenkyns, give us a talk this afternoon on "Jane Austen and Music". His talk was excellent and well illustrated with examples of music belonging to Jane Austen. We particularly enjoyed his speculation that one of the pieces was a composition by Jane herself. The photo is of Richard with some of the committee members. ... See MoreSee Less
What a pose!A thrusting pose from a fashion-conscious naval captain in the 1800s. We know the man had his uniform tailored to his own taste- glinting gold details and the latest fashionable silhouette, a cutaway coat and tight breeches. To emphasise the groin.
Dashing military uniforms have influenced the development of men’s fashion thanks to portraiture like this. Book now for the Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear exhibition– fal.cn/3oCZs
🎨 William Owen, Portrait of Captain Gilbert Heathcote 1779-1831. Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust ... See MoreSee Less
“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
This beautiful Italian edition of Pride and Prejudice is a reinterpretation of the original illustrations published in 1885.
One of the many precious publications of this delightful story.
What is your most treasured Pride and Prejudice edition?
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Happy Sunday ☀️☀️☀️
Happy Birthday to our dear Jane Austen who was born on this day in 1775!
Thank you for having gifted us with Elizabeth Bennet, Emma Woodhouse, Elinor Dashwood, Anne Elliot, Fanny Price and Catherine Morland
Did you know you can join the Jane Austen Society UK and get an Austen packed full newsletter right to your door every quarter?
If you go to the next slide you can see a sample of what you can receive once you join.
Also perfect as a Christmas present for your lovely Austen loving friends.
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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
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 International Museum Day! We are so happy museums dedicated to Jane Austen exist! If you were charged with curating an exhibit inspired by something Jane Austen, what would be? https://twitter.com/JaneAustenHouse/status/1526899492267638785