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Exciting News - The Rice Portrait is to be exhibited!

The Rice Portrait of Jane Austen EXCITING NEWS! The speaker at the Cambridge branch of the Jane Austen Society birthday lunch on December 10th this year is Ellie Bennett who will be talking about her latest research on the Rice Por trait. THE RICE PORTRAIT WILL BE EXHIBITED AT QUEENS' COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE. The painting has not been seen in public for many years but the current owner, Anne Rice, is bringing this stunning portrait to Cambridge for the society to see. There may be some tickets for the lunch available at £41 per head for a sparkling wine reception, and a 3 course sumptuous lunch in rooms that would have been known to some of Jane's family and friends. If you cannot make lunch there is still an opportunity to view the painting! Please message Hazel Mills for more details - hazel j mills at gmail dot com.

November news - Books, Writing, and the latest news on the Rice Portrait!

New Books in the pipeline news I've been a little quiet on my blog recently, but that's because I've been busy writing and working on another two books, which I hope will be coming out over the course of the next couple of years. It's a little early to give too much away, but the first, another time travel novel, is inspired by Jane Austen's wonderful book Northanger Abbey , and like Searching for Captain Wentworth is set partly in Bath with heroines and their heroes living in both the past and present. I've enjoyed spending time researching this book so much - one of the joys of writing for me is the time spent in another time period reading up on history, and also visiting places for inspiration. It's never a hardship to visit places like Bath where Jane Austen visited and spent some time living in the city or Kent where she spent time visiting her relatives.  I love the fact there are always fresh opportunities to learn new things, and it's s