The high point of Jane Austen Regency Week was definitely getting to present the fundraising check from our group project: Pride and Prejudice 200: The Scenes Jane Austen Never Wrote to the Jane Austen House Museum. We’d been waiting for this day since the authors first agreed to donate all the royalties to JAHM! The charming Martyn Dell, chair of the Board of Trustees, was bowled over to discover the check was for over $9000, but it was our way of giving something back to Jane Austen’s legacy that has given us all so much. The check was given inside a lovely card with the names of the authors who contributed to the book. We wish we could have included all the readers who made the contribution possible by buying the book!
The original edition of book is out of print now, marking a bittersweet end to this phase of the project. But never fear we have plans to continue. A new version will be released later this year and we will continue in our goal of giving back to Jane Austen’s legacy. Stay tuned for more news about this new project!