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Vermont Region: Jane Austen and the Master Spy

Sep 17

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Talk featuring Sex, Lies, Scandal, and Spies

Screen Shot 2017 08 21 at 12.05.45 PMPlease join us for a talk by popular JASNA speaker, Sheryl Craig as part of the Burlington Book Festival. Jane Austen’s contemporary William Wickham was Britain’s first Master Spy and head of the British Secret Service. Wickham was also the focus of a massive government scandal and Parliamentary investigation when it was found that millions of pounds in taxpayer’s money had been funneled to Wickham and then disappeared without a trace. Pride and Prejudice’s George Wickham shares the Master Spy’s name and his legendary good looks, charm, cunning, and duplicity. Join us for an enlightening talk on what Jane Austen may have been telling her readers…you can expect Sex, Lies, Scandal, and Spies!

Sponsored by JASNA Vermont and Bygone Books. For more information visit the Region's website.