Exciting news, dear Anglophiles! This Monday, January 28, is the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice. To commemorate the event, the Jane Austen Centre and City of Bath College, both in Bath, England, are conducting a 12-hour, international "readathon." Anglophiles across the world will be able to watch this event via live, online, streaming video, which begins Monday at 11 a.m. GMT (6 a.m. ET). Drop in and listen for 5 minutes or 5 hours--or 12! Some 140 celebrities, authors, politicians, musicians, Olympians, and school children will read in 10-minute segments--and are invited to wear Regency costumes. Periodically, throughout the reading, the program will feature the insertion of Regency drama, dancing, and music. What a delight! I do hope that Anglophiles everywhere--if they have a bit of free time on Monday--will make a nice pot of tea, toast a crumpet, and watch the Pride & Prejudice streaming video readathon below. (Don't worry--I'll remind you on Monday but I wanted to give you a heads up.)
This readathon stream will go live at 11am GMT on Monday, January 28
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