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A summary of the extensive contributions to the Society by Helen Lefroy, who reached the age of 100 in April this year.
Brief article by our Chairman on the present circumstances, including an observation on the potential benefits of on-line events and interactions.
An outline of the Society's AGM in July, hosted by Chawton House and presented in an on-line format.
Brief indicator that the Society remains optimistic that the Annual Conference will take place in York in September.
A range of short articles related to recent activities and issues with the Society.
Diary of Events currently organised for 2020/21 by Branches and Groups in the UK, plus relevant contact details.
Report from the Jane Austen House Museum on the present circumstances, and proposed activities in the forthcoming months.
A similar article from Chawton House, highlighting the introduction of their new on-line events programme.
Brief, but detailed, account of the life of the Reverend John Calland, rector of Bentworth, 16 miles south of Basingstoke.
A delightful range of photographs by Northern Branch member, Alan Thwaite, from a selection of Society Conferences over the past twenty years.
Details of a September exhibition by Regency Wardrobe at Firle Place, East Sussex, displaying examples of clothing and accessories from the period.
Full details of the celebration of the 400th anniversary of Pear Tree Church in Southampton, a venue familiar to Jane Austen.
A detailed account of a very impressive Zoom talk by Professor John Mullan to the London Branch on Emma, against the background of Regency life.
A selection of memories of Deirdre Le Faye submitted by Society members, following an invitation in the Autumn News Letter.
Comprehensive analysis of the stoical qualities of a range of female characters throughout the novels.
Detailed survey of a wide range of Zoom-based lectures and events linked to Jane Austen, organised in both the UK and overseas.
An analysis of the frequency of references to Jane Austen's novels and characters within the novels of Hugh Walpole.
Jane Austen: The Missing Pieces by Harvey T Dearden, Independently Published, £8.99
The Time Traveller's Guide to Regency Britain by Ian Mortimer, Bodley Head, £20.00
Lady Susan (Facsimile Manuscript), SP Books, £140 (available at www.spbooks.com)
Art and Artifact in Austen, edited by Anna Battigelli, University of Delaware Press, pbk £18
Back page: Amusing response to the competition that appeared in News Letter No 55, followed by a light-hearted overview of a selection
of the articles in that edition.