an evening with John Mullan

24th March 2016


On the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s Emma, John Mullan – author of What Matters in Jane Austen? – examines the cunning minutiae of her most ingenious novel. He shows how much Emma, Austen’s cleverest (yet most deluded) heroine, fails to see – and how clever the reader is expected to be. Those who think that there is no kissing in Jane Austen will have their assumptions challenged. Audience participation will be invited.

John Mullan is professor of English at University College London and writes the book club column for the Guardian.

‘Mullan proves to be an admirably sharp-eyed guide. He appears to have everything (Austen) wrote at his fingertips, and zips around with great energy’ The Telegraph

£10 per ticket including an arrival drink

clubroom bar open from 6.30 pm; talk starts promptly at 7pm followed by a Q&A with John Mullan
to book call 01749 814070

meantime curated by Emma Craigie