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Monthly Book Club: “Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin” – By: Jill Lepore
August 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Each month Pennsbury Manor hosts an open book club and invite all to participate in lively and educational discussions. The group meets the first Saturday of each month at 10am in the Visitor Center. Light refreshments are served. For details contact our Book Club coordinator Rachel at 215-946-0400. This month’s book:
Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
By: Jill Lepore
From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians—a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister, Jane, whose obscurity and poverty were matched only by her brother’s fame and wealth but who, like him, was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator.
Making use of an astonishing cache of little-studied material, including documents, objects, and portraits only just discovered, Jill Lepore brings Jane Franklin to life in a way that illuminates not only this one extraordinary woman but an entire world.