Chawton House has just issued news of a new exhibition.

For three days only – October 7th 8th and 9th 2010-  there will be an opportunity to visit Godmersham House in Kent the home of Edward Knight, Jane Austen’s brother, to view a case of books  which were formerly part of Edward Knight’s library and which now are in the possession of Chawton House Library. The hand written catalogue of the library dating from 1818 will also be on show.

The tickets are priced at £5 each and include admission to the exhibition and a catalogue.

On Saturday the 9th October  between o’clock and  12 noon and then between 2pm and 4pm Gilliam Dow of Southampton University, Jennie Batchelor of the University of Kent,and Katie Halsey of the University of Stirling will be giving a short series of talks on Jane Austen and the Library at Godmersham, The Austens and their Pocket Books,and Jane Austen’s Readers.

Futher details can be had from Godmersham Park Heritage Centre, telephone 01227 732 272 or by emailing them  on

heritagecentre-at-btconnect.-dot -com

replacing the words with the usual punctuation.

I feel a trip to Kent coming on…….