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Jane Austen News – Issue 131

The Jane Austen News this week is Rosamund Pike

What’s the Jane Austen News this week? 


Behind The Scenes With Rosamund Pike

We mentioned in the Jane Austen News a week or two back that Audible Studios will soon be releasing (it’s due on September 4th) a new dramatised audio adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. However, it seems that us Austen fans don’t have to wait even that long for a new audiobook recording of one of Jane’s novels.

Rosamund Pike, who played Jane Bennet in the 2005 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, has narrated the newly released production of Sense and Sensibility. She’s previously narrated Pride and Prejudice for Audible Studios, and done a fantastic job, so we’re very pleased to hear her new recording.

Below is a behind-the-scenes interview in which she explains why she adores Jane’s work and why it’s still so powerful to this day.

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Jane Austen news – Issue 62

The Jane Austen News is: a special event will take place here on Saturday 22 July 2017

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?   

 Jane’s ‘Fake Weddings’  

Jane never married, but that’s not to say that she didn’t think about it. When she was a young girl she had great fun filling in  fictitious entries in the Steventon marriage register, which she had access to because her father, George Austen, was the rector of the parish.

The records which show Jane’s handwritten entries linking her to two separate husbands, will go on display in May as part of the Mysterious Miss Austen exhibition at Winchester’s Discovery Centre.

The little-known document includes a fictitious entry for the publication of banns between Henry Frederic Howard Fitzwilliam of London and Jane Austen of Steventon, while another entry details the marriage of Edmund Arthur William Mortimer of Liverpool and Jane Austen of Steventon.


 A Remembrance Service for Jane 

On July 22nd at 2pm, the Bath and Bristol group of the Jane Austen Society of the United Kingdom will be holding a

A special event will take place here on Saturday 22 July 2017

commemoration event to mark 200 years since Jane Austen’s death at St Swithin’s Church, Bath.
This is a special event with a short service in the church, followed by a dancing display and readings. It’s particularly appropriate to hold the service at St. Swithin’s, as this is the church where George Austen and Cassandra Leigh, Jane’s parents, were married in 1764, where the Austen family went to church while in Bath (the Abbey was considered to be too crowded), and where George Austen is buried.
Tickets cost £10 (including tea), and are available from Bath Box Office (01225 463362).

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