will be given this weekend, on Sunday 6th November at 2.30 p.m by Diana Shervinton, whom you can see in the photograph below,

and who is a direct descendant of Jane Austen’s brother Edward. Her talk is on the perennially fascinating topic to we Janeites of  Jane Austen and the Navy.  The talk is free, and promises to be very interesting, so if you are in the area, please do go.

The talk is part of  the Maritime Lyme celebrations which have been on–going throughout the year.

I cannot tell you how desperate I and to go and hear one of these talks! I think its high time I paid another visit to Lyme, the last time I was there was three years ago….far too long a period of time.