Jane Austen Book Club

What a wonderful Christmas party was held at Carnegie on Dec. 15th!  One of our members came from her freshman year at MSU to join us.  We played some fun Austen games and Sarah from MSU won both of them!  Everyone. however, went home with a DVD of music from Jane Austen's time.  We read about Christmas in Georgian (and Regency) England and discussed how things had changed. And, of course, we enjoyed tea, cookies and cake as well as lively conversation.

We made plans for the coming year and January's book is Pride & Prejudice.   We will discuss the book and the many fim adaptations.  Even if you have only seen the movies, join us and tell us who's your favorite Darcy - Colin Firth or Laurence Olivier? - David Rintoul or Matthew Mafayden?  Do you prefer Keira Knightly or Jennifer Ehle as  Elizabeth Bennet?  How about Aishwaraya Rai or Elizabeth Garvie or Greer Garson or Kam Heskin?  Yes, there have been that many filmed versions.

As always we can promise tea and tea cakes, entertaining conversations and much fun.  Please join us on January 12th at 6:00 pm in the McIntyre room at Carnegie.  If y ou have any questions, please call 788-4087 and ask for Jane!

* Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose realism, biting social commentary and masterful use of free indirect speech, burlesque and irony have earned her a place as one of the most widely read and best-loved writers in English literature.