ISBN: 9781841653723

Publication date: 30 Mar 2012

Author: Brian Williams

Through the novels of England’s foremost woman writer, we explore the Regency world at the time of the Napoleonic wars, its manners, fashion and style, pastimes and entertainments. Jane Austen – loved now by a huge audience, thanks partly to modern-day TV and film – led a quiet, uneventful life – yet lived amid great events, in a society viewed with remarkable wit and perception. Here are the places Austen knew, visited and featured in her books: the settings for balls, country strolls, holiday tours, carriage drives, walks, picnics, rendezvous and revelations. The guide includes evocative quotations, surprising facts and places to visit.