Jane Austen talk - GAP event 12th October

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Jane Austen: Zero to Hero in 200 Years

A perfect combination; come and find out about our most famous local author and support our wonderful Anna Chaplains!

At 7.30pm on Thursday 12 October 2017 at St. Lawrence Church, Alton, an illustrated talk entitled Jane Austen: Zero to Hero in 200 Years will be given by Sue Dell, Collections Volunteer and Martyn Dell, Trustee at Jane Austen's House Museum. Sue and Martyn both worship regularly within the Parish of the Resurrection.

Jane Austen was a local girl — she was born at Steventon, near Basingstoke, and died at Winchester, where she had moved in the last few weeks of her illness. All her six great novels were written or revised when she lived in Chawton.

The talk will explore how an author who died in relative obscurity in 1817 is now known, and loved, throughout the world. When did she become so famous, and why? It will also look at events commemorating the 200th anniversary of her death in 2017 mainly from the perspective of the House in which she lived for the last eight years of her life.

Admission: £10 adults, £5 children — both to include a drink.

All profits from the evening will be in aid of Anna Chaplaincy which is supported by the Greater Alton Project. The Anna Chaplaincy undertakes vital work in promoting the spiritual well-being of older people.

Tickets will be available from
￿uro;￿ Parish Office, Parish of the Resurrection, St. Lawrence Church Hall, Alton
￿uro;￿ Methodist Church Office, Drayman's Way, Alton
￿uro;￿ Newbury Building Society, High Street, Alton

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