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Were the Austens upstairs or downstairs? – 4.30pm

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 Food and social status in Austen’s lifetime (duration 1 hour) An illustrated talk by food historian Holly Newton, on the food of Jane Austen’s era; with particular reference to the differences between the eating habits of the rich and the poor. Where did Jane fit on the social scale and how did the food she […]

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Maxims for Health and Gracefulness

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Lydia Marie Child offers heartfelt advice on the rearing of young girls into a life of

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Cookery for the Poor

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Hints to the Regency Housewife on becoming a “Lady Patroness”.

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Maria Eliza Ketelby Rundell

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Great Britain’s first “Domestic Goddess”

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The Elegance of the Breakfast Set

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The birth of English Bone China

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Jane Austen Festival Video recording last year’s events

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Photographer, film maker and friend of the Festival Owen Benson has edited together some highlights of last year’s Jane Austen Festival. Such a colourful event with costumes, music, food and dance in abundance.

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Setting Your Table

A period table setting example

Arranging your table for dinner

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The Cost of Living in Jane Austen’s England

I shall eat ice and drink French wine, and be above vulgar economy. - Jane Austen

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The Glass Armonica

Benjamin Franklin’s happiest invention

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Mrs. Lucas’ Mince Pie

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A Favorite Christmas Dish

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