Virtual Book Club: Jane Austen's Letters | Jane Austen's House

Virtual Book Club: Jane Austen's Letters

tue07nov7:00 pmtue8:00 pmVirtual Book Club: Jane Austen's LettersZoom into our popular Virtual Book Club for lively discussions of Jane Austen's works from the comfort of your own home!7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Event CategoryVirtual Event

Event Details

Back by popular demand! In 2023 our Virtual Book Club will run monthly from February – November, covering all of Jane Austen’s novels as well as her teenage works and letters. Bring your thoughts, ideas and observations… bring tea and quotes and questions… expect stimulating discussion and debate!

Join us for our Virtual Book Club – a lively online space in which we discuss all things Jane Austen!

Our last session of the year will focus on Jane Austen’s Letters, collected and edited by Deirdre Le Faye. This unique collection brings together all of Jane Austen’s known surviving letters, offering an unparalleled and irresistible insight into Jane’s life from 1796, when she was 20 years old, to May 1817, just weeks before her death at the age of 41.

The bulk of the letters are to Jane’s beloved sister Cassandra, with others written to family and friends, as well as the odd business letter. Through her letters, we can glimpse Jane Austen herself – her voice ungilded by fiction. They are intimate and gossipy, observant and informative, bringing alive her family and friends, her surroundings and contemporary events.

We’re not expecting you to have read them all! We’ll choose a couple of letters to get us started and share them in advance, but we’re also keen to hear about the letters that you loved reading as you dip into this glorious collection.

As always, we’ll get the ball rolling with questions, ideas and provocations about the texts and then it’s over to you – as a group we’ll share thoughts, theories, favourites and best-bits.

Grab a cup of tea and join us for an hour of blissful discussion with fellow Jane Austen fans around the world!

Details:
Date: Tuesday 7 November 2023
Time: 7pm – 8pm (GMT)
Location: This event will take place online. Join us from the comfort of your own home!
Tickets: £6.50 

💻 This event will take place on Zoom. Please provide a valid email address, as you will be emailed a link to join the tour in the run up to the event. 

🎫 If you are joining as a group or household, please buy one ticket for each person attending.  All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the Museum. 

⏰ Timings are given in UK time (GMT) – please do check what the event time is in your territory, to ensure you log in at the right time. 

Time

(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Price

£6.50

Location

Online