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Emma at 200, John Murray, and Stitch-Off, The Movie

  We are currently enjoying the final day of our ‘Emma at 200’ exhibition, which saw Jane Austen’s fourth novel placed back within the global context from which it sprung, and to which it contributed. The exhibition covered the global, … Continue reading

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Our September Podcast is now available

September 2016 Welcome back to Chawton House Library Conversations. First launched on Sunday 8 March 2015 in celebration of International Women’s Day, our monthly podcast is a round up of news, events and highlights, helping you stay connected with Chawton House … Continue reading

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New exhibition by our Artist in Residence

‘It’ (is all about the) Books Included in the House & Gardens entry fee at Chawton House Library from 28 September to 28 October 2016 is access to this exhibition by Angela Thames, our Artist in Residence for 2015-2016. She … Continue reading

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Chawton House Library Internships 2017

Chawton House Library, a registered charity, conserves a unique collection of women’s writing (1600-1830) within the Elizabethan manor house once owned by Jane Austen’s brother Edward. The village of Chawton is in the heart of the glorious Hampshire countryside – … Continue reading

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Another generous ‘bespoke’ adoption!

Recently we received another very generous bespoke adoption for our Adopt a Book scheme. As the book in question is currently on display as part of our “Emma at 200” exhibition, we have recorded the fact that Gina Heath King … Continue reading

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“A Must Visit place”: Thanks to our volunteers!

Have you looked at our reviews on TripAdvisor recently? There are lots of lovely reviews from our visitors, who have enjoyed seeing the house, grounds and of course our books. There are several mentions of our Garden Manager’s tours of … Continue reading

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A Poem Inspired by Chawton House Library – “Lime Walk”

Isabel Rogers, Poet Laureate of Hampshire, has written four poems inspired by her time at Chawton House Library. This is the fourth and final poem and was composed on the lawn in between the column of trees which lead back towards … Continue reading

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A Poem Inspired by Chawton House Library – ‘Bench’

Isabel Rogers, Poet Laureate of Hampshire, has written four poems inspired by her time at Chawton House Library. This is the third of four poems and was composed out on the edge of our wilderness overlooking the estate. There are many … Continue reading

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A Poem Inspired by Chawton House Library – ‘Long Hall’

Isabel Rogers, Poet Laureate of Hampshire, has written four poems inspired by her time at Chawton House Library. This is the first of four poems and was composed in our Long Gallery. This broad corridor was originally used for exercise … Continue reading

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A Poem inspired by our ‘withdrawing room window’

Isabel Rogers, Poet Laureate of Hampshire, has written four poems inspired by her time at Chawton House Library. This is the first of four poems and was composed in our Oak Room. Although it is indeed a ‘Ladies’ Withdrawing Room’, the … Continue reading