Tuesday Talk: Lace and Larceny – Jane Austen’s Awful Auntie?

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Event information
Location: Jane Austen's House Museum, Chawton, GU34 1SD
Start date: 17/04/2018
End date: 17/04/2018
Start time: 14:30
End time: 15:00
Price: Included with Museum admission
Contact: enquiries@jahmusm.org.uk
Telephone: 0142083262

This event will take place in the Learning Centre which has a maximum capacity. Admittance will be on a first come first served basis.

In this talk, we will find out more about Jane Austen’s aunt, Mrs Leigh Perrot. On display in the museum as part of our Family, Friendship and Northanger Abbey displays, is a contemporary account of Mrs Leigh Perrot's trial for stealing lace from a shop in Bath. Come and discover the full story behind this Austen family scandal, including how Jane Austen nearly ended up in prison herself!

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