Happy 238th birthday
Today is Jane Austen’s 238th birthday – cue trumpet flourish – and the public library in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, is throwing a fun party, complete with tea and scones, live period music, and (ahem!) a talk on Among the Janeites by yours truly.
The festivities kick off at 2 pm today at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch, 2175 Brunswick Pike in Lawrenceville, and my talk will probably begin close to 3 pm, after the scones and the singing. Stop by if you can. And wherever you are today, lift a glass in tribute to Jane Austen.