Vintage coaches, silver fork novels and 18th century spectacles: the 2010 Jane Austen Society Annual General Meeting

Catherine Delors of Versailles and More attended the JASA AGM and here is her take:“O that he had sprained his ancle in the first dance!” exclaims an exasperated Mr. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. Well, the intended recipient, Mr. Bingley, escaped that curse in Jane Austen’s novel. Instead it fell upon me, two centuries later. … Continue reading Vintage coaches, silver fork novels and 18th century spectacles: the 2010 Jane Austen Society Annual General Meeting

Jane Austen Society UK in Bermuda

Bermuda ConferenceThe Jane Austen Society (U.K.) is hosting a conference next May in Bermuda : "Jane Austen: The Bermuda Connection." Reservations are now being accepted; the registration deadline is August 15, 2009.http://www.janeaustensoci.freeuk.com/pages/bermuda_summary.htmMembers of JASNA are invited to attend. When the JAS hosted a Bermuda conference a few years ago, several JASNA members participated and reported … Continue reading Jane Austen Society UK in Bermuda