Deeds of Darkness;
Deeds of Light
Donna Fletcher Crow
Donna Fletcher Crow (US) is the author of forty-some books, mostly novels dealing with the history of British Christianity. She is the author of The Monastery Murders series; The Lord Danvers Victorian True-Crime series; The Elizabeth & Richard literary mysteries, GLASTONBURY,A Novel of the Holy Grail and more. www.donnafletchercrow.com
Fay Sampson (UK) is a writer of adult and children's fiction and non-fiction, including A MALIGNANT HOUSE, #2 in the Susie Fewings series, a British Crime Club Pick. http://www.faysampson.co.uk
By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ September 30, 2017
the time Janeites across America, and, indeed, around the world, look forward to. It is the Annual General Meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North America. This year we are meeting at Huntington Beach, CA. The theme, commemorating, the two hundredth anniversary of the death of Jane Austen, is Jane in Paradise, Intimations of Immortality.
Every AGM is a great mix of events. It is part Regency festival with most participants wearing period dress and taking part in workshops on bonnet making and other accomplishments for the Regency lady, tea parties, and a grand Regency Ball. Another part is the scholarly lectures that fill most of every day and leave one feeling as if they have enrolled in a college course. Then there are the tours to places of scenic and historic interest in the area, such as the dinner cruise of Long Beach Harbor offered this year. Add to that shopping in the Regency Emporium and the delightful friends one sees from past years and the new ones waiting to be met.
With all that in store, you can see why I am so excited about the week ahead and want you to know now that I plan to blog every day about the lectures and events. So this is your invitation to come along with me to celebrate Jane in Paradise. I know that being there virtually won't be quite the same, but I will do my best to take you along with me.