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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Book Night at the Museum

Lyme Regis Museum took part in World Book Night yesterday – an annual celebration of reading when tens of thousands of people worldwide give books within their communities to spread the joy of the printed word.

The Museum gave visitors copies of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – a great work of literature and a title that is appropriate for Lyme Regis with its Austen connections.

Local residents and visitors from Denmark, America and Australia who were among those calling in to the museum on April 23 were able to see the Jane Austen family items on display there and receive a free copy of her book. Some were first-time Austen readers, others passionate book-lovers, all wanting to pass on the thrill of reading to someone they knew.

Clockwise from top left, the picture shows Margaret Rose (Chairman of the Friends of Lyme Regis Museum), Elma Tahir from London, Shirley Sibbick from Christchurch, Jan Salling Andersen of Odense, Denmark (birthplace of another great storyteller, Hans Christian Andersen) and Robin and Garry Spry all the way from Queenscliff in Australia.

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