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Places to Go: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Written by Rachael Norris, 18th September 2020

The theme for our #DailyReadings in September is beginnings and endings. In this week's audio adventure we're travelling the land of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility with The Reader's National Hub Leader, Esther Harsh.

It seems like moving to a new city can bring the feelings of both uneasiness and excitement. There is the discomfort of leaving what you have come to know as home, and also the thrill of new beginnings. And along with new places, there is the experience of new people and acquaintances; first meetings and first impressions.

This week’s Places to Go piece is from Chapter 9 of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. After the death of their beloved father, here we find Mrs Dashwood and her three daughters on a new adventure. They have just moved from their grand home of Norland, to a cottage near Mrs. Dashwood’s kind relative, Sir John Middleton. With each of the daughter’s, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, having very different personalities, one could imagine the various feelings they might have in moving to new surroundings and meeting new people. In this new way of life, what will become of their story?

Come along with Marianne and Margaret on their first adventure.


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