Thursday, 18 February 2010

Jane's Home

Thanks to the entertaining Jane Austen Today blog, I revisted parts of Jane's home via slideshow on the PBS website.   I was fortunate to visit Jane Austen's home in Chawton, Hampshire in 2005 and it was a special feeling to walk through the rooms that she inhabited so many years ago.  It is today a museum and it houses a number of her family's furniture, including her writing table and bed, and other bits of personal items, writing implements and letters.

Jane's kitchen has only been open to the public since last year and that seems a good enough reason to me to make another trip to the area soon.  It is a beautiful village, with a teashop opposite the house and it is quite glorious in Summer.  I should also pop over to 'nearby' Bath to visit the Jane Austen Centre and to once again enjoy the setting of 'Northanger Abbey' and 'Persuasion'.

Please do pop over to enjoy the slideshow here.

2 comments:

Eva said...

What fun! I love Jane, and I loved visiting Bath when I lived in England. :)

Rochester Reader said...

Hi Eva! Thank you for visiting my blog :-) Bath is such a lovely place with so much history and culture... and books :-)