Jane Austin

SORRY, I THOUGHT THIS POST HAD PUBLISHED BUT IT’S SAVED AS A DRAFT AND IS FROZEN AND WON’T UPDATE SOOOOO…. I COPIED IT AND POSTED AGAIN…

I love busy weekends but it takes so long to update everyone because I get so excited and want to share everything! This is the end of our bank holiday weekend though, a nice look around the quaint town of Chawton. One of Jane Austin’s brothers inherited the lands around Chawton and Jane, her mother and sister Cassandra came to live her for many years before she got ill and moved to Winchester. It was an idyllic setting and you could just picture Mr. Darcy riding through the streets. The house wasn’t open when we got there so we took a 20 min walk through some of the country side where Jane and her sister walked most days. As usual I loved looking up…

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At 10:30 the doors opened and we got to look around the house…

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I was blown away by how many artefacts they had on display of Jane’s. They had samples of writing, a lock of hair, some pieces of amber jewellery and a small table that they believe she wrote on daily (see below). Unfortunately, I had a horrible cold all weekend so didn’t read as many of the exhibits as I would have liked but I still enjoyed the morning. It’s definitely worth a visit if you are a Pride and Prejudice fan, hmmmmm!

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