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December 7, 2019 | 1:00–4:00 p.m.
2019 Birthday Tea
Fortnightly of Chicago (Regency attired is encouraged! Purchase tickets here)

February 8, 2020 | 12:30 p.m.
Winter Meeting
Chief O'Neill's

May 2, 2020 | 10:00-4:00 p.m.
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Jane Austen Quote of the Day

[Austen's father] indulged and encouraged her as a child, . . . . In one of the notebooks he gave her he wrote these sweet words: "Effusions of Fancy by a very Young Lady Consisting of Tales in a Style entirely new." And we've seen how he later wrote to a publisher about Pride and Prejudice, even offering to put up his own money to see his daughter's book published.

Patrice Hannon, 101 Things You Didn't Know About Jane Austen

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