Chawton House Library is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, which means lots of wonderful events for those of you lucky enough to live in the UK or to be planning a trip to the UK this year.
One of the most exciting calendar events is the Wednesday Guided Tour of the library. The tours start in April and go through to October. If you are planning a little visit to Chawton, you may want to visit their website (click on link above) to find out about booking a place. If you do go, please write us about it and after my jealousy has subsided, I will be more than happy to post your report here for the enjoyment of others. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those of us confined to non-UK parts for this year, I post this link to the Chawton House Gallery as a small, unsatisfactory consolation to tide you over until you can get there.
November 1, 2011 at 12:57 PM (Jane Austen Related Travel)
I am currently going through my Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine collection to scan articles I thought might be of interest to my Fellow Janeites.
I came to the November 2003 edition and discovered an article that made me yearn, I mean really yearn, for England. Specifically, for Bath.
If, like me, you find yourself a little miffed to be in Perth, or anywhere other than England, then you may like to get hold of this edition and read the article ‘November and December in Bath’ to help transport you to the cobbled streets of wonderful Bath.
Right now, yes, my body and some part of my brain is typing this bloggy post to you all, but the rest of me is in Bath walking the gravel path near the Royal Crescent with Captain Wentworth. Oops, nope, now I am Catherine Morland and I am being dragged around Bath by Isabella Thorpe who has decided to stalk the young men she spotted from the North Passage near the Roman Baths. Should I risk interferring with the story by giving her a bop on the head with my parasol, (because, naturally, I am properly “armed for Bath”), and letting her know what an awful creature she is? No, best not. Ooh, it’s the Sally Lunn Tea Shop. I think it’s time to stop for a yummy chicken and cheese Bath bun washed down with a luxury hot chocolate!
Okay. I think I have just imagined myself into a state of discontent. I have opened my eyes and I am quite obviously in Perth, Western Australia.