Discover Jane Austen’s local links

Library talks in July will mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death.


One of the nation’s most treasured author's West Sussex links are being revealed at Worthing and Shoreham libraries.

Two talks at the West Sussex libraries in July will mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death.

In Worthing, residents are being invited to an illustrated talk by Antony Edmonds, author of Jane Austen’s Worthing: The Real Sanditon.

He will explore a period at the end of 1805 when Jane Austen and her family stayed in Worthing for several months.

The talk is taking place on Thursday 6 July at 6.30pm with tickets costing £4 each.

There will be an illustrated exhibition about Jane Austen on display at Worthing Library throughout July.

At Shoreham Library, library-goers have the opportunity to enjoy a talk by Janet Clarke, a member of the Jane Austen Society, on The Old Shoreham and Worthing.

Listeners will discover how Jane Austen's family connection with Old Shoreham crucially influenced the whole of the famous novelist's life.

Tickets for the event, on Tuesday 25 July 2017 at 7.00pm, cost £4 each.

To purchase tickets, contact Worthing Library via / 01903 704809 or Shoreham Library via / 01273 467966.

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Last updated:
6 February 2018

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