Thursday, March 25, 2010

Footsteps of Jane Austen

I've lived in London for three years but I haven't travelled some of the JA's places before. It's great to find this article by Gary Warner. Maybe I'll make the journey this summer:

My own Austen journeys have stretched from Steventon, where Austen was born, to Winchester, where she died — with stops in Bath, Southampton, Portsmouth, Oxford and Chawton along the way.

These journeys were taken up out of love — not for Austen, but for my wife, whose stacks of dog-eared Austen paperbacks are on the short shelf next to her nightstand. I am not so much a "Janeite" as an enabler of one. So, I offer the apology of a dabbler who writes about what millions across the planet embrace with so much passion.

Read the full article here. Photo from Jane Austen House by Warner

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