JASNA-Vermont Sept. Meeting ~ “Houses in Jane Austen’s Life and Fiction”

You are Cordially Invited to
JASNA-Vermont’s September Gathering


JASNA President Iris Lutz

“‛…in proportion to their family and income’: Houses in
Jane Austen’s Life and Fiction”

 *An illustrated lecture featuring the houses in Jane Austen’s real and imagined worlds ~ we will be visiting Chawton, Bath, Winchester, and Kent, pairing pictures of real houses with descriptions in the novels of Austen’s various cottages, manors, and estates ~  Barton Cottage, Longbourn, Mansfield Park, Sotherton, and of course Pemberley! 


Sunday, September 25, 2011   2 ~ 4 pm

 An event of the Burlington Book Festival 
~ Sponsored by Bygone Books  ~

Hosted by: Champlain College,
auke Conference Center ~
 375 Maple St Burlington VT


Free & Open to the Public!

Light refreshments served

 For more information:   JASNAVermont@gmail.com   

Please visit our BLOG at: http://JaneAustenInVermont.wordpress.com

Burlington Book Festival:  http://www.burlingtonbookfestival.com


Please Join Us!

Book Launch! ~ Persuade Me by Juliet Archer

Juliet Archer’s new book in her series “Darcy & Friends” will be released in the UK on September 15th.  Persuade Me is the second in this series that takes us into the world of Jane Austen’s novels,  fast-forwarded into the 21st century and much into the minds of her male heroes.  As in her first book, The Importance of Being Emma,  where Ms. Archer gave us an engaging the tale of a modern-day Emma and her Mr. Knightley [you can read my review here], her new book tells of Anna Elliot and Rick Wentworth:

When do you let your heart rule your head? 

As far as men are concerned, Anna Elliot is stuck in the past.
No one can compare to Rick Wentworth,
the man she was persuaded to give up eight years ago.

 Meanwhile, Rick’s moved on – and up.
He’s got a successful career and a carefully controlled love life
where his heart doesn’t get a look in. 

The words ‘forgive and forget’ aren’t in Rick’s vocabulary.
The word ‘regret’ is definitely in Anna’s.
When they meet again, can she persuade him
that their lost love is worth a second chance?

[from Juliet Archer’s website]

Can’t wait to read this and see what she makes of Captain Wentworth!  Stay tuned for my review…

Available at The Book Depository and Amazon.co.uk.

For more information:

For those of you lucky enough to be in Bath for the Jane Austen Festival, note that Ms. Archer will be conducting walking tours of Jane Austen’s Bath – Friday 16th September and Sunday 18th September. Tickets from Waterstone’s in Bath.

Copyright @2011 by Deb Barnum of Jane Austen in Vermont