Presented by Newbury Spring Festival

Jane Austen On Our Doorstep

Tuesday 16th May 2017, The Hall, Shaw House, RG14 2DR

Tickets / Talk only £12 / Talk with tea and cake £18

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16th May 2017


Booking opens to Friends of the Festival on Monday 13 February at 10am. Tickets will be available for general sale on Tuesday 28 February at 10am.

A talk by Gill Hornby.

Jane Austen died in the summer of 1817. To mark this bicentenary, writer and journalist Gill Hornby discusses the short but extraordinarily productive life of one of England’s best-loved authors: her work, her family, her Hampshire home – and in particular the people and places of West Berkshire which she knew so very well. 

In 2006 Gill Hornby brought out a biography of Jane Austen for young people, The Girl with the Magic Pen, and is currently writing a novel around the same subject. Gill lives in Kintbury – a Berkshire village that the Austen family visited on numerous occasions. 

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes approx.

Sponsored by The Englefield Charitable Trust