A Jane Austen festival in the Netherlands


Alert Janeite Franka let us know that the Dutch television network NCRV will be showing three Austen films in June. Franka says that the festival is in honor of the 190th anniversary of Jane’s death; we agree with her that it is an odd thing to celebrate, and besides they’re off by a month or so!

The films are Persuasion on 3 June (we’re not sure which one–they have a photo of the 1995 version, and a link to a trailer that didn’t work for us but is probably the 1995 version, though it makes more sense that it would be the newer one), Northanger Abbey on 10 June, and Emma (we think the Kate Beckinsale one) on 17 June. Enjoy your festival!