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Jane Austen Regency Week

Pride & Possibilities: Caroline Knight talk, Alton

Event Location: Alton Assembly Rooms, High Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1BA
Box Office: Alton Community Centre
Tel: 01420 85057 (International: +44 1420 85057)
E-mail: please fill in contact form below
Sunday 23rd June 2019
4:00pm – 5:30pm


Caroline Jane Knight, Jane Austen’s fifth great niece, talks about her family’s library at Chawton House, Caroline’s childhood home, the inspiration behind the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation. The eclectic collection put together over centuries, was inherited by Jane’s brother Edward and Jane herself enjoyed access to the same library during the most productive period of her writing career. Hear how Caroline would sneak into the family library and night to look at the books and the family bookplates and discover why, despite hours of searching, Caroline was unable to find copies of Jane’s novels in the collection. 

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Alton Assembly Rooms, High Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1BA