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Sixteen members of the Reading Group and Ms Graham attended the Literary Lunchtime Event at the Ulster Hall on Wednesday 25th September to hear Jo Baker reading from and talking about her new novel, “Longbourn”.  “Longbourn” provides a completely fresh take on Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” which celebrates its 200th anniversary this year.  This novel was chosen by The Guardian as one of the “Best Books for summer 2013.”

Jo Baker signed copies of her book for members of the Reading Group and spoke to others about writing and getting published.  It was a most enjoyable way to spend a Wednesday lunchtime but in the rush to get to the venue for 1pm lunchtime, in terms of actually eating lunch, slipped until after 2pm!


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