Win an exclusive gift box of Jane Austen goodies

To celebrate the launch of the audiobook of Jane & Me: My Austen Heritage, read by award-winning narrator, Alison Larkin, you can WIN Jane Austen and Chawton goodies in an international giveaway.

Jane & Me: My Austen Heritage is the story of Caroline Jane Knight, Jane Austen's fifth great-niece and the last descendant of the Austen family to grow up at Chawton House on the ancestral estate where Jane herself lived and wrote. Caroline explored the same places around Chawton House and its grounds as Jane did, dined at the same dining table in the same dining room, read in the same library and shared the same dream of independence. 

To enter the competition, simply order or download your copy of the audiobook of Jane & Me: My Austen Heritage direct from ALISON LARKIN PRESENTS before 22nd December 2017, and you will automatically be entered into the draw.  

NOTE: Only purchases direct from Alison Larkin Presents will be entered into the draw.

FIRST PRIZE: Austen Heritage Gift Box from Caroline Jane Knight

 
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1. JANE & ME: MY AUSTEN HERITAGE - A hardcover copy of Jane & Me: My Austen Heritage, by Caroline Jane Knight (Jane Austen's fifth great-niece and the last Austen descendant to grow up at Chawton House on the ancestral estate where Jane herself lived and wrote), personally dedicated to the winner and signed by Caroline.

2. A PRIVATE VIDEO CHAT WITH CAROLINE JANE KNIGHT - In a private video chat at a mutually convenient time, we can talk about my fifth-great aunt Jane Austen, growing up in Chawton, writing Jane & Me: My Austen Heritage, or anything else you would like to know.

3. DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JANE AUSTEN AUDIOBOOKS by award-winning narrator, comedienne and author, Alison Larkin. Alison's Complete Works of Jane Austen includes the Audiofile Earphones Award-Winning Sense & Sensibility - "Alison Larkin’s narration will captivate listeners from the first sentence." Audiofile enthused, "This version stands out as one of the best.".  Alison is my favourite audiobook narrator and I was thrilled when she agreed to narrate the audiobook of Jane & Me: My Austen Heritage.

4. THE KNIGHT FAMILY COOKBOOK - A facsimile copy of The Knight Family Cookbook (c. 1793), only available at Chawton House. Jane's brother Edward (my fourth great grandfather) was adopted by the Knight's to inherit Chawton. Jane lived in Chawton Cottage, a short walk from Chawton House, for the last eight years of her life, from 1809 to 1817.

 
 A facsimile copy of The Knight Family Cookbook

A facsimile copy of The Knight Family Cookbook

 

5. JANE AUSTEN, EDWARD KNIGHT AND CHAWTON: COMMUNITY AND COMMERCE By Linda Slothouber - One of my favourite books about Chawton. Linda visited Chawton a couple of years ago and researched in my family archives to build a picture of Chawton in Jane's time and how her brother Edward (my fourth great grandfather) managed the estate. A fascinating and unique insight into the village that Jane Austen lived in.

6. DVD COPY OF PRIDE & PREJUDICE: HAVING A BALL - Watch an authentic reenactment of the Netherfield Ball by the BBC in 2013, filmed in the Great Hall of Chawton House. The last family event to be held 'at home in the Great Hall' was my 18th birthday in 1988.

 
 Pride & Prejudice: Having a Ball filmed in the Great Hall at Chawton House

Pride & Prejudice: Having a Ball filmed in the Great Hall at Chawton House

 
 
 The Great Hall set for my 18th birthday dinner August 1988

The Great Hall set for my 18th birthday dinner August 1988

 

7. L'OCCITANE EN PROVENCE PACK - Pamper yourself with Ultra Rich Body Lotion, Lip Balm, Toner and Hand Cream, from luxury French beauty label L'Occitane En Provence. Nothing to do with Jane Austen, I just love L'Occitane!

8. CHRISTIANA CUP & SAUCER, EARL GREY TEA - Enjoy a cup of earl grey tea from the English Tea Shop in a tea cup from Australian designer Christian (I am in Melbourne at the moment and have the same cup and saucer myself)

 
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9. LEATHER BOUND NOTE BOOK - Beautifully leather bound, like the books I remember from our family library in Chawton, for you to scribble down your inspirations.


SECOND PRIZE: Austen Heritage Gift Set 

1. JANE & ME: MY AUSTEN HERITAGE - A hardcover copy of Jane & Me: My Austen Heritage, by Caroline Jane Knight (the last Austen descendant to grow up at Chawton House on the ancestral estate where Jane herself lived and wrote), personally dedicated to the winner and signed by Caroline.

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2. DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JANE AUSTEN AUDIOBOOKS by award-winning narrator, comedienne and author, Alison Larkin. Alison's Complete Works of Jane Austen includes the Audiofile Earphones Award-Winning Sense & Sensibility - "Alison Larkin’s narration will captivate listeners from the first sentence." Audiofile enthused, "This version stands out as one of the best."

3. DVD COPY OF PRIDE & PREJUDICE: HAVING A BALL - Watch an authentic reenactment of the Netherfield Ball by the BBC in 2013, filmed in the Great Hall of Chawton House. The last family event to be held 'at home in the Great Hall' was my 18th birthday in 1988.


THIRD PRIZE: Austen Heritage Gift Bag 

1. JANE & ME: MY AUSTEN HERITAGE - A paperback copy of Jane & Me: My Austen Heritage, by Caroline Jane Knight (the last Austen descendant to grow up at Chawton House on the ancestral estate where Jane herself lived and wrote), personally dedicated to the winner and signed by Caroline.

2. DOWNLOAD AN ALISON LARKIN AUDIOBOOK OF YOUR CHOICE - You might choose the Audiofile Earphones Award-Winning Sense & Sensibility - "Alison Larkin’s narration will captivate listeners from the first sentence." Audiofile enthused, "This version stands out as one of the best.".  Or perhaps Pride & Prejudice with Songs from Regency England - the choice is yours.

 
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The audiobook of Jane & Me: My Austen Heritage will be officially launched at a Facebook Live Jane Austen Birthday Tea event on 16th December at 3pm EST at the Austen Heritage Facebook page. For more details of this special event, hosted by Caroline Jane Knight and Alison Larkin, click HERE.

To enter the competition, don't forget to buy your copy of the audiobook of Jane & Me: My Austen Heritage direct from Alison Larkin Presents:

Winners will be drawn live on Facebook at Austen Heritage @CarolineJaneKnight on 23rd December at 3pm EST, and informed by email.

Good luck!

Caroline

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Caroline Jane Knight is Jane Austen's fifth great-niece and the last Austen to grow up at Chawton House on the ancestral estate where Jane herself lived and wrote. You can read more about Caroline's extraordinary childhood in JANE & ME: MY AUSTEN HERITAGE, available in PAPERBACK, HARDBACK, E-BOOK and AUDIOBOOK at all good online retailers. 15% of any profits made are donated to the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation 

 

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