In the Steps of Jane Austen: Walking Tours of Austen's England

Overview

This detailed and engaging account of Austen's life and work is arranged as a series of walking tours through the towns and countryside she knew and loved -- the settings for her novels. We are introduced to the real-life people she met on her journeys, many of whom live on, thinly disguised, as the characters in her books. The country houses, churches, great estates and elegant cities she knew have changed surprisingly little in the course of two centuries.
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Overview

This detailed and engaging account of Austen's life and work is arranged as a series of walking tours through the towns and countryside she knew and loved -- the settings for her novels. We are introduced to the real-life people she met on her journeys, many of whom live on, thinly disguised, as the characters in her books. The country houses, churches, great estates and elegant cities she knew have changed surprisingly little in the course of two centuries.
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Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune
"Engaging history and guide"..."The Resourceful Traveler Walking Guides"
Isthmus
"Both the armchair traveler and the actual pilgrim should be well satisfied with the maps, photos, directions and Jane-centric text."
The Capital Times
"English Author takes readers for walk with Jane Austen"
The Wire
"A visitor to Austen houses and sites in England should not be without this unique guide"
JASNA Wisconsin
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780972121705
  • Publisher: Jones Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Edition description: 1ST NORTH
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 813,816
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Anne-Marie Edwards is the author of numerous travel guides exploring the English countryside. She has written and broadcasted programs on both Jane Austen and traveling in England for BBC radio and television.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii
Acknowledgements x
Introduction xiii
Calendar xv
1 Steventon--Home and Family 21
2 Steventon--Visiting Friends and Seeing 'The Neighbourhood' 33
3 In the Hampshire Highlands--Staying with the Lloyds at Ibthorpe 44
4 With Edward in Kent--Goodnestone and Rowling 53
5 Godmersham 64
6 Jane visits Bath 75
7 Residence in Bath 88
8 Holidays in Devon 100
9 Lyme Regis--'Summers by the Sea' 111
10 Southampton--Jane and the Navy 122
11 'Our Chawton Home' 133
12 Walking to Alton, Wyards Farm and Chawton Park 146
13 Great Bookham and an 'Exploring Party' to Box Hill 157
14 Jane in London 170
15 Winchester--Jane's last Journey 182
Book List 188
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