Jane Austen Book Club for March

We continue our discussion on Elizabeth Gaskell's "Return to Cranford" on March 8th, 2009Judi dench in the International Room in the Carnegie Building at 6:00 pm.   We will be watching the final half of the DVD of the Masterpiece Classics/BBC production.  Here's the review from the LA Times--

Jane Austen Book Club in February

The February meeting of the Jane Austen Book Club will be held on February 8th at 6:00 pm at the Carnegie Bldg.  We will be continuing our examination of Elizabeth Gaskell's work by watching the DVD of "Return to Cranford," a further examination of the Cranford Chronicles.  A review on the Internet by Jace at Televisionary is a fair d

Rome - a great watch!

JDL has recently acquired both seasons of the HBO series, "Rome."  The mostly British cast is lead by Ciaran Hinds as Gaius Julius Caesar, James Purefoy is Mark Antony, and David Bamber is oily and eloquent as Cicero.  The story takes place while the triumvirate of Caesar, Pompey and Crassius have divided up the republic among themselves.  This series is unique is that it also follows two ordinary soldiers of Caesar's

Jane Austen Book Club

Unfortunately, last month the Jane Austen Book Club meeting had to be cancelled, again  So we will pick up this month with the program we were going to put on last month - a showing of the 1995 version of "Persuasion" - Austen's bittersweet tale of love's second chances.  We are back on our winter hours, so we will meet from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the McIntyre Room, Carnegie Bldg., 244 W. Michigan Ave. on October 12th.

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