Karin Fernald

Jane Austen and the Slave Trade

  Saturday, September 25th, 2021

  2:30PM until 4:00PM

The speaker at our 2021 Literary Tea was Karin Fernald.

The actress, writer and historian, made a welcome return to the festival to give an illustrated talk on Jane Austen and the Slave Trade.

Although Jane never wrote directly about the hotly disputed slave trade, there are intriguing references to it in her novels.

Her three favourite authors were all keen anti-slavers.

Karin’s wonderful lecture was packed with fascinating and well-researched period detail.