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Jane Austen in the Library
4th November, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm£2 – £3
Enjoy afternoon tea in the library with readings from the works of Jane Austen. Learn about the work of the Jane Austen Society and GWL.
Jane Austen in the Library, Saturday 4th November, 1pm to 3pm, £3/£2
As a single woman writer of the 18th century who is still widely read and enjoyed today, Jane Austen epitomises a woman who against the norms of her society managed to reach her potential and succeed in a patriarchal society.
Jane Austen had access to her father’s library from an early age and throughout her life was an avid reader. In her novels she extols the value of reading and her own novels were read aloud within her own family as a form of home entertainment.
We will continue this tradition of reading aloud by reading from, not only Jane Austen’s novels, but also from excerpts of her letters. According to her brother Henry: Jane “read aloud with very great taste” we will get a ‘taste’ of Jane Austen over a cup of tea and slice of cake.
This event is open to all and we prefer for tickets to be booked in advance whenever possible. This event costs £3 full price. Select the number of tickets you want to book below, or come in to the Library to book. We offer subsidised places at £2 for students, people on a low income, unemployed or those in receipt of benefit and Friends of GWL. If you have booked a place and are no longer able to attend please let us know so that we can make your place available to someone else.