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Chawton House Library is a UK registered charity with a unique collection of books focusing on women's writing in English from 1600 to 1830. This specialist collection, set in the home and working estate of Jane Austen's brother, provides the opportunity to study and savour the texts in their original setting and inspires passion in readers of all ages.
Montagu Knight's Edwardian Christmas
2012-01-23 14:50
The star of the exhibits on display for the Edwardian Christmas was a hand written and illustrated menu for Christmas Dinner 1911sent from Sokoto, (Nigeria) listing all the fare of a traditi… Read More
A Bold Stroke For A Theatre Company
2011-04-13 11:44
Last Friday, a few employees from Chawton House Library took a trip to The Theatre Royal (, Bury St. Edmunds, to tour the beautiful Ge… Read More
Birth Of The British Novel
2011-02-08 16:06
Henry Hitchings was filmed at Chawton House Library talking about Frances Burney with Emma Clery, Professor of Eighteenth Century Studies, University of Southampton. The page of subscribers… Read More
Mary Delany Inspring Fashion
2011-01-15 15:27
 The dramatic art of Mary Delany with black backgrounds and vibrant colours continues to inspire fashion, as featured on the blog Peak of Chic:… Read More
A Case Of Mental Courage
2010-09-03 09:55
David Brooks has written in the New York Times about mental character and rigour in thought quoting Frances Burney as an example of mental fortitude:… Read More

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