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Written by Margaret C
(8/23/2013 9:47 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Upcoming Group Read, penned by Natchie
Cinthia's post was made this January, just before a group read of some of Jane Austen's letters (Numbers 76-91 by the numbering system that Chapman devised and that Deirdre Le Faye uses in her editions of Austen's letters. That covers the year from October 1812 to October 1813 in Jane Austen's life, when she was writing MP). I've put a link straight to it at the bottom of this post.
Since 2005 we have had an annual group read of a dozen or so of Jane Auten's letters. Although the committee diligently alert us before they start (keep an eye on the L&T board in 2014), they are only about a fortnight long, easily missed if you are not anticipating them.
You can still read all about them by typing 'Letters' into (or clicking on 'List All Books' at) the Group Reads Archive (Which you can get to by clicking on 'previous group reads' under the masthead of the Group Read Guideline and Schedule Page).
The first three letters group reads have JulieW (who now blogs as AustenOnly) as the moderator, and the fourth is more a lecture series by JulieW, in a similar style to her May 2004 Special Topic: Private Theatricals - very interesting, but less interactive, and the last particularly relevant to MP, of course.
The latest three letters group reads have been knowledgeably and intelligently moderated by Myretta, and fully interactive. I make special mention of the first four only because, if you don't know to look for them you might not look, and they are well worth looking through.
|Letters Group Read, Feb 2013|
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