Barbara Briggs

A Message from our Regional Coordinator, Barbara Briggs:

It seems everyone loved Laura Rocklyn’s performance as Jane Austen at ourmeeting in September. Being there was like reading Jane’s letters, looking upand there she was in person! I exaggerate — but admit it, most of us were willing to be transported to her time and her presence. To refresh your memory of Laura, check out our website:

Here’s another commercial for a website: If you’re looking for JA-themed Christmas gifts, JASNA brings you

And now, I return you to real time with a suggestion that you prepare forJane’s birthday celebration by rereading Persuasion. I’m reading it and it’sdefinitely my favorite novel. That is, unless I’m reading Emma or Pride & Prejudice. What a difficult choice. Best of all, I don’t need to choose!