Author Stuart Bennett will take us back in time to meet our favorite Regency writer, as he talks about his forays into historical fantasy/fiction.
Stuart Bennett is a rare book dealer (http://www.sbrarebooks.com/) in Belmont, Massachusetts, formerly a Christie’s auctioneer, and more recently past-president of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America. His debut novel, The Perfect Visit (2011), tells the story of a time-travelling librarian and a graduate student aiming to recover lost books and manuscripts, among them Jane Austen’s. His new novel, Lord Moira’s Echo, draws on previously-unpublished archives involving the Austen family and tells a story in which Jane is a central character. The historical and archival background for this new novel will be discussed in "Lord Moira and the Austens," forthcoming in the 2014 issue of Persuasions.
All are welcome. Refreshments provided. Join us!