Friday, February 3, 2017

A Young Jane Austen...Read Her Own Handwritten Notebooks

For the bicentennial of Jane Austen's death in 1817, the British Museum is hosting a special display of several of Jane Austen's earl hand written notebooks, and I just had to share them. 

The notebooks date between the ages of 11 and 17, and are fascinating. The illustrations are by Jane's favourite sister Cassandra, and are thought to be drawn from family members. The photo above is from a BBC article about the exhibit, and you will enjoy visiting the article for more info and photos.
Fascinating!  Here is a link to the article on the BBC website:

Jane Austen Bicentennery Exhibit at the British Museum
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