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text 2017-08-02 14:06
Chawton: Jane Austen's Home
Jane Austen's Hampshire - Terry Townsend
Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Classics) - Vivien Jones,Tony Tanner,Claire Lamont,Jane Austen
Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
Persuasion - Jane Austen,Gillian Beer
Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen,Marilyn Butler,Claire Lamont
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
Emma - Jane Austen,Fiona Stafford
Teenage Writings (Oxford World's Classics) - Kathryn Sutherland,Freya Johnston,Jane Austen
Lady Susan - Harriet Walter,Carole Boyd,Kim Hicks,Jane Austen
Sanditon: Jane Austen's Last Novel Completed - Marie Dobbs,Anne Telscombe,Jane Austen

... during the last 8 years of her life, during which she wrote all of her major novels (and saw four of them published during her lifetime: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, and Emma).


The dining room, with Jane's writing table tucked away in a corner next to the window.

Jane's bedroom (also the room where most of her family said goodbye to her before she died).

A replica of the blue dress and bonnet that Jane is wearing in the portrait sketched of her by her sister Cassandra.

A quilt handmade by Jane, her sister Cassandra and their mother, and a muslin shawl embroidered by Jane.


And last but not least ...

The museum's resident cat! :D




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review 2017-05-17 00:00
Persuasion - Jane Austen Overwhelmed with a choice in what to read on the eve of my trip to London I ended up packing three books - and buying a dozen or so when I was over there - but Persuasion was the one I ended up reading in the terminal and during the long flight over. I'd been holding out on reading this one, knowing there were only scraps of first impressions of her writing left after this, but it was worth the wait. The humor and irony were the perfect compliment to the tensions of modern travel.

In Persuasion, Anne had some years ago been convinced by her selfish family and a well-meaning friend to refuse a marriage proposal. In ensuing years the fortunes of the family have necessitated a retrenchment to Bath, but none other than close friends of her former suitor have taken the lease of her family's house and Anne is forced into contact with her magnificently successful former love, Wentworth. It seems, however, that he has moved on and is more interested in others close to herself.

The family dynamics, the social commentary, the view of Bath through Austen's particular lens were wonderful to experience. It isn't my new favorite, but I can appreciate the care that the childless give to other people's furniture! It was a treat to read, especially when I was able to so shortly after have tea in the pump room, take the waters and promenade about the assembly rooms.
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review 2017-05-01 04:04
Excellent Story and Conclusion to an Excellent Series
Persuasion Enraptured (The Cascade Book 4) - Rebbeca Royce

Kendall sacrificed herself and is now trapped in the Shadow Dimension. Because of the way time moves, she’s given up all hope. She barely feels human. Luckily her family hasn’t give up.

This is the fourth and final book in the Cascade series. I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book or how the author would choose to end the series. Throughout the series, she managed to pull me deeper and deeper into Kendall’s world and with everything she was going through. I was very satisfied with this entire book and series. I highly recommend.

**I voluntarily read and reviewed this book

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review 2017-03-12 00:00
Persuasion - Jane Austen,Susan Weisser I think I may enjoy this one a bit more than Pride and Prejudice. Not sure.
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review 2016-09-18 21:00
The Art of Persuasion: Book 4 of The Swashbuckling Romance Series - Heather C. Myers

This started off a bit slow for me but as the relationship between Matt and Isla grew so did my enjoyment. Isla has been sent back in time and finds herself in the bed of a pirate. Matt's acceptance of her story brings a new world to Isla who has doubted herself and her life. Isla adapts to her new surroundings and finds that she is better suited for this world. The dangers are different but still all around her, yet she helps to solve a murder mystery. As the pages were turned, I wanted to read more.

I received a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review.

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