This quickstep travel guide takes you across England to walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen. Filled with detailed maps and walks, it takes you to meet the people and places that inspired the characters and settings to her novels.
From the country Hampshire villages to the Georgian city of Bath, the upper classes of Kent and the streets of London. You can see what inspired Jane’s writing and novels and plan your trip, or just enjoy reading more Jane Austen from the comfort of your armchair.
Find out facts about Jane’s life as you follow in her footsteps to see where she lived, lunched, prayed, danced and shopped, and of course wrote her novels!
Discover the stately homes of Stoneleigh, the grand families of Kent, the London streets around Mayfair, the Assembly rooms, the little churches, the Georgian houses rented at Bath, the comfortable home at Chawton, and finally Jane’s resting place in Winchester Cathedral.
Whether you want to plan your own journey or explore a Jane Austen pilgrimage of your own, this book will show you the best places to see Jane’s treasures and experience the life she led over 200 years ago. It contains over 80 photographs of rarely seen treasures that belonged to Jane or were associated with her life.
This Jane Austen Quickstep Travel Guide brings Jane to life with extracts from her letters, quotations from her novels, prayers and poems, and what inspired the characters she wrote about in her novels. It also reveals many of the places used for film and television adaptations that you can visit.
The guide covers all the famous attractions, from the Hampshire home of Jane Austen to the Jane Austen Centre, but it also discovers less well-known places that were close to Jane’s heart, including the dramatic landscape of the Jurassic Coast and the delightful harbour town of Lyme Regis, where Louisa Musgrove had her disastrous fall on the Cobb.
Helpful sections cover transport, where to take refreshments, accommodation listings, website links and useful ‘quickstep’ tips to save you time and money.
Follow in Jane’s footsteps to see where she lived, danced, shopped, worshipped, and of course wrote her novels!
For someone who wants to explore Jane Austen’s life and have fun doing it!