Longbourn for sale?

Actually the manor house used as the Bennett Family’s home (Longbourn) in the BBC’s 1995 Pride and Prejudice miniseries/adaptation is up for sale via JASNA newsletter.

Here is the URL/link to an article in Country Life UK:


Portrait Exhibit at Winchester Discovery Centre – May-August 2017

Always seems to be ongoing debates and discussions about portraits of Jane Austen.

There is a new portrait exhibit, just opened, and running from May-July 2017 at the Winchester Discovery Centre museum in Hampshire England.

Via the national JASNA newsletter, there is a nice, short article about the exhibit by the online publication Hyperallergic.  If you are interested in reading it, here is the URL -https://hyperallergic.com/376180/jane-austen-portraits-in-winchester/




Jane in 41 Objects — Exhibit 2017

Via JASNA email update — the Jane Austen’s House Museum in the U.K. — is holding a year long exhibit–called: Jane Austen in 41 objects.  Objects include her writing desk, topaz cross, and because of space limits they will be rotated through the year.

For more about the exhibit — here is a link/url to the museum’s web site:  https://www.jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk/41-objects?platform=hootsuite


Joan Vredenburgh at JASNA, Mass., May 21, 2017

Today, attended an interesting meeting hosted by Mass. Chapter of JASNA, featuring a lecture by Joan Vredenburgh, who teaches at the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) in Newport, RI.  Her talk today focused and explored the perceptions of the different military branches, Army, Navy, and Marines during the Regency Era in England and connections/references in Austen’s novels. Enjoyed her talk very much, and on a somewhat different note — today was speaking to a colleague — a U.S. Navy veteran — he said that they cannot use blue ink, only black ink and officers must use red ink.  Found that really captivating and had to share!