Jane Austen Book Club

Love Jane Austen? Want to know more about her life? How she became who she was? Meet others who enjoy her work? Join The Belle Meade Plantation Jane Austen Book Club!  We will meet throughout the year to read Jane Austen’s original works.  When we meet we will have tea, period hand-crafts and lively conversations.

RSVP required, small fee applies.  All meeting start in the Belle Meade Plantation visitor’s center at 10:30AM on the day of the discussion

Email janeausten@bellemeadeplantation.com to join the book club and to receive emails about upcoming events.  Please purchase your tickets to the discussion by clicking the link below.  Space is limited!!! Please purchase at least 3 business days before the book discussion!!



2014 Book Selections & Discussion Dates


March 1st “Mansfield Park” AND Penmanship
Learn the art of penmanship, copy some “virtues” (we call them lines), and try your hand at using a quill and ink!
April 12th “Sense and Sensibility” AND silhouettes
Learn how to mark off a silhouette and make your own while we discuss Sense and Sensibly!
June 21st  “Pride and Prejudice” AND chocolate
Learn a little more about chocolate in the early 1800’s, see witch type of chocolate pairs best with tea, and make some chocolates to take home.
July 19th    “Persuasion” AND Shell Work
Shells were so often used as decorations and jewelry during the 1800s, we will learn how to wire small shells into jewelry.
Sept 13th “Emma” AND Stitches
Learn  basic embroidery stitches and flowers and make your own pin cushion.
Oct 11th “Northanger Abbey” AND feather work
Learn the art of feather work and create your own feathered masterpiece.



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