Discover more about the life and works of Jane Austen at a talk to be presented by President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia, Susannah Fullerton, on Sunday, 1 June from 3pm to 4.30pm at Orange City Library. Susannah is a knowledgeable speaker and has written extensively about the famous British author publishing two books: Jane Austen & Crime and Jane Austen Antipodean Views. Jane Austen & Crime examines the relationship between Georgian crime and the novels of Jane Austen including elopement, duelling, poaching, theft and even murder which all appear in Jane Austen's writings. Guests will be able to ask Susannah questions about Jane Austen, her life and works and refreshments will be served. The event is free but please RSVP to Orange City Library by calling 6393 8132.
Delve into the life of a young Jane Austen with the movie Becoming Jane. If you are a Jane Austen fan you are sure to enjoy this fictional account of Jane's possible affair with a young Irishman. It stars Anne Hathaway of Devil Wears Prada fame as Jane Austen and James McAvoy who was in the King of Scotland as Thomas Lefroy with great performances by Julie Walters, James Cromwell and Maggie Smith. The story is about first impressions and the film's events may well have been Austen's inspiration to become a novelist. If you missed Becoming Jane at the movies it is now out on DVD so look for it at your video/DVD store. And to find out more about Central West Libraries Jane Austen Book Club where all things Austen is the topic of discussion call 6393 8125.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of good fortune, must be in want of a wife and so begins one of Jane Austen's most loved novels Pride and Prejudice. It is also the book chosen by the enthusiastic Blayney Jane Austen Book Club members to start their journey of discovery about all things Jane Austen. Their next meeting will be on Tuesday 21 August at 11am at Blayney Library in Adelaide Street.
And if you want to be in the running for Jane Austen DVDs listen to Maryanne Jaques from Arts OutWest with Graham Robinson on ABC Radio after the 7.30am news for a Jane Austen trivia question each day this week and then be ready with the answers on Monday to try and win. Today's question was "How many sisters does Elizabeth Bennet have?"