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Sanditon U.S. Air Date Announced

Sanditon U.S. Air Date Announced

The eagerly anticipated, eight-part series Sanditon, based on the unfinished novel Jane Austen was working on shortly before her death in 1817, will premiere on PBS MASTERPIECE on January 12, 2020. The series stars Rose Williams as Charlotte Heywood, Theo James...

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In Memoriam: Nancy Ramsey

In Memoriam: Nancy Ramsey

JASNA Southwest board member Nancy Ramsey passed away on August 15 after a long battle with lung cancer. Nancy grew up in Burbank and Lancaster with her siblings Robert and Sue. As an adolescent, she was an avid horseback rider and dreamed of traveling to exotic...

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Bringing Sanditon to Life

Bringing Sanditon to Life

The mini-series Sanditon—based on the unfinished novel Jane Austen was working on shortly before her death in 1817—is being brought to life by award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies, who has already adapted Pride and Prejudice (1995), Sense and Sensibility (2008),...

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In Memoriam: Gerda Kilgore

In Memoriam: Gerda Kilgore

Gerda Kilgore was born in what was then West Germany. While studying English, she discovered Jane Austen. She met the man who would become her husband during college. After they married, they came to the United States, where she worked as a teacher at a private K-12...

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Huntington Event Recap

Huntington Event Recap

More than 180 members and guests attended "It's All Relative: Relationships in Austen" on June 1 at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, making this one of the largest turnouts ever for a JASNA Southwest regional meeting! The opening...

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In Memoriam: Jaye Scholl Bohlen

In Memoriam: Jaye Scholl Bohlen

Longtime JASNA member and Southwest board member Jaye Scholl Bohlen (pictured above, right, with Jan Fahey) passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on May 4, 2019. She is survived by her husband, Charlie, and children Avis, Charles III and Peter. She played many roles...

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