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Reading with Austen at Chawton House

5 Mar 2019

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Professor Peter Sabor will discuss the launch of a new website that digitally recreates the library at Godmersham Park, the estate of Jane Austen’s brother Edward Austen Knight.

The website portrays the library as Jane Austen might have seen it, where one can browse photographs of and bibliographic information for the very editions she may have handled.

After the talk, Peter will officially open the new exhibition room on Jane Austen’s reading and the library at Godmersham Park.

Peter Sabor holds the Canada Research Chair in 18th century studies at McGill University, where he is Director of the Burney Centre. He is the author and editor of more than twenty works on 18th century novelists and playwrights. Most recently, his pioneering work as an editor and scholar has shaped the field of Jane Austen and Frances Burney. He has also written about Samuel Richardson, Henry and Sarah Fielding, John Cleland and other 18th century novelists. He is currently working on a biography of Jane Austen, under contract with Blackwell Press.

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Friends £8 (includes a glass of wine)

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By Bus

The number 64 Stagecoach service runs daily between Alton train station and Winchester, stopping at the A31/32 junction roundabout near Chawton.

The number 38 service from Petersfield to Alton offers a less frequent alternative option, stopping in Chawton.

For further details on bus times, please visit the Stagecoach website.

By Train

From London Waterloo, there are hourly trains to Alton. For further details on train times please visit the National Rail Enquiries website.

There is a taxi rank outside the station. Alternatively call Wilson’s Taxis on 01420 87777, 85858 or 82226.

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