Jane Austen’s Sweethearts – The Card Game

We’re delighted to announce a new card game based on the works of Jane Austen, to be launched at Mostly Books on Sunday July 20 at 2:00 pm.

Joan TingJoan Ting, a lifetime lover of Austen’s work, first created Jane Austen’s Sweethearts as an activity for members of the Jane Austen Society of Adelaide, who encouraged her to develop it further. After two years of testing and refinement, the game is finally ready for public release.

The game will will be launched by Gillian Dooley, Special Collections Librarian and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Flinders University. Gillian has published and presented widely on various literary topics, including essays and articles on Jane Austen, often with a particular emphasis on music. As a singer,  she has performed music from Jane Austen’s era in both Australia and the UK.

The Jane Austen’s Sweethearts website will also go live on July 20.

All are welcome. For catering purposes, please RSVP to mostlybooks@internode.on.net, or using the form below:

About Samuel

Samuel has worked at Mostly Books since he was sixteen years old. He’s now twenty-three. During his time as a bookseller, he’s also completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts in Creative Writing at Flinders University, with an Honours thesis on the representation of LGBT people in young adult fiction, for which he was awarded a University Medal. He's had a few short stories published, judged the Indie Book Award three times and been twice nominated for Random House Young Bookseller of the Year. He reads practically everything (except for sport biographies and self-help books), and particularly enjoys contemporary Australian literary fiction, young adult and children’s fiction, surreal and magic-realist fiction and long-form journalism. He is the person to ask if you need help finding a book for a reluctant reader. His favourite part of the job is running the Young Writers Group, which has been going strong since July 2012.

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