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A monthly book club for lovers of Jane Austen's world and other literary classics. Conversation with tea, coffee and cake.

About this Event: This is the first series of an informal, relaxed and non-academic book club dedicated to reading and discussing everything Austenesque as well as other classics from different periods and cultures.

Austenesque, Adjective. Reminiscent of the works of Jane Austen (1775-1817), English novelist noted for realism and biting social commentary.

This is a book club created by a Jane Austen enthusiast living in Liverpool (her adopted land!), and who needs to confess that she has not read all Jane Austen's books yet (work in progress).

We will cover fiction and non-fiction around Jane Austen's World, both classics and contemporary books inspired by Austen's works. Besides her novels, some topics that could be explored via other books set in her period are: stately homes, slave trade, colonialism, protofeminism, gender roles in the long 18th century, fashion history, industrial revolution, etc.

We will also have the opportunity to cover other classic literature.

All adults are welcome. This book club will be shaped with your thoughts, contributions and suggestions for new reads.

First dates - Spring session

Saturday 18th April , 11:00 am -12:30 pm, Persuasion, by Jane Austen

Sat 16th May, 11:00 am- 12:30 pm, The Other Bennet Sister, by Janice Hadlow

Sat 20th June, 11:00 am- 12:30 pm, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, by Mary Wollstonecraft

Sat 18th July, 11:00 am - 12:20 pm, Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen

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We will meet in a lovely cafe in Liverpool City Centre. Place TBC soon.

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Austenesque, Classics & Cake book club. Persuasion, by Jane Austen

This is a book club created by a Jane Austen enthusiast living in Liverpool (her adopted land!), and who needs to confess that she has not read all Jane Austen's books yet (work in progress). We will cover fiction and non-fiction around Jane Austen's World, both classics and contemporary books inspired by Austen's works. Besides her novels, some topics that could be explored via other books set in her period are: stately homes, slave trade, colonialism, protofeminism, gender roles in the long 18th century, fashion history, industrial revolution, etc. We will also have the opportunity to cover other classic literature. All adults are welcome. This book club will be shaped with your thoughts, contributions and suggestions for new reads. We will meet in a lovely cafe in Liverpool City Centre. Place TBC soon.

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