Tuesday, 14 April 2015
His adaptation of 'Emma' has just been published in paperback, so I know that many of you will be keen to hear him speak and attend the book-signing afterwards. Here is the blurb: 'It’s 15 years since The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency introduced the world to Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s leading (in fact, only) female PI.
Since then her creator, Alexander McCall Smith, has become one of the UK’s best-loved authors, selling over 20 million books, launching several successful new series (including Scotland Street), and becoming perhaps the second most famous resident of Edinburgh’s New Town (where JK Rowling also lives). In this special event, McCall Smith comes to Dublin to talk about the characters and themes that have won him millions of readers all over the world.' Tickets cost €12 but for JASI members are €10.
You will find the concession code on the most recent issue of The Austen Gazette. Enjoy!
Wednesday, 1 April 2015
The hamper also boasts the latest adaptations of Austen's classics, by the likes of Joanna Trollope, P.D. James and Alexander McCall Smith; as well as a Jane Austen mug, a delicious bottle of wine and box of chocolates. You certainly will feel pampered with this prize.
But especially exciting is that it will contain no less than two recent publications, signed by the author themselves: Jo Baker's 'Longbourn', and Lisa Pliscou's 'Young Jane Austen' . Now that is exciting!
The hamper will be raffled off at the 'Austen Meets Jo Baker' event at the Law Society, Dublin, on May 9th. See the link on the right for details. Tickets will go on sale on the day.
Good luck to all who enter!
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
Sunday, 8 March 2015
Some of our members are meeting up in a lovely, secret, Georgian location, in the centre of Dublin on Monday, 9th March, to discuss Austen's novel 'Emma', which was published 200 years ago this year.
Please get in touch if you would like to attend and we will furnish instructions! It begins at 8pm, and will most likely go on until 10pm. Don't forget to bring your novel, if you like and it would be wonderful if everyone had, as Frank Churchill would say, 'one very interesting thing to say ' about the book.
It is just a casual thing; a chance for us to meet and to discuss one of Austen's most flawed-heroines. Like or loath her, Emma will certainly give us much food for debate, as will Mr Knightley, Frank Churchill and even old Mr Woodhouse.
See you there!* JASI annual membership is €10
Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Friday, 13 February 2015
Saturday, 7 February 2015
Remember, JASI members usually can secure tickets at a reduced rate, so get in touch with us closer to the time, before booking, to obtain a discount booking code. In the meantime, get your hands on a nice picnic basket and fancy wellies... so you will be ready for all eventualities. See below for details