Newbury Spring Festival
Sponsored by: The Englefield Charitable Trust

Shaw House, Newbury

Jane Austen On Our Doorstep

A talk by Gill Hornby

Tuesday 16th May, Shaw House, Shaw RG14 2DR
3.00pm (ends approx 4.30pm)
£12 (Talk only)
£18 (Talk with tea and cake)




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.





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