The Idaho Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America was organized in 1994. Meetings are held four times each year in Boise, Idaho. For membership information, please visit www.jasna.org. For information about meetings, please contact Cheryl Russell-Griebenow, Idaho Regional Coordinator, at cgchapeau@msn.com.

James Mace: "Wellington and the Hundred Days"


Arthur Wellesley
First Duke of Wellington


On Tuesday, April 9, 2013, Idaho author James Mace presented “Wellington and the Hundred Days” at a meeting of the Idaho Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America.  Mr. Mace is the author of the Soldier of Rome:  The Artorian Chronicles series and of I Stood with Wellington and Forlorn Hope: The Storming of Badajoz.

Mr. Mace’s interesting and informative presentation introduced Arthur Wellesley, the First Duke of Wellington and explored Wellington’s life, military career, and legacy.  He gave a detailed account of the Battle of Waterloo and compared Wellington’s experience and expertise to the experience and expertise of Napoleon.  Mr. Mace displayed pictures from his travels and research and answered questions on a variety of topics related to Wellington.  Mr. Mace’s presentation helped the audience understand the British army during the Napoleonic Wars and appreciate a fascinating figure in British history.





James Mace


Members and guests of Idaho JASNA listen to Mr. Mace

The Jane Austen Book Club

2017 SCHEDULE
Tuesday, January 10 - Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room)
Tuesday, March 14 - Belle: The Slave Daughter and the Lord Chief Justice by Paula Byrne (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room)
Tuesday, May 9 - Jane Austen's England: Daily Life in the Georgian and Regency Periods by Roy and Lesley Adkins (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room Boise)
Tuesday, July 11 - The Janeites by Rudyard Kipling (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room)
Tuesday, September 12 - Jane Austen's Letters edited by Deirdre LeFaye (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room)
Tuesday, November 14 - Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room)

The Jane Austen Book Club meets six times each year to discuss books by, about and because of Jane Austen. For information about book club meetings, contact Monica Van Bussum at jabcidaho@gmail.com.