Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Chawton Cottage Christmas

This is an original watercolor of Jane Austen House Museum, in Chawton, Hampshire, England, as I picture it at Chirstmas time during Jane's life.
You can see Jane Austen in the doorway, welcoming her guests.
 As Jean K. Bowden, then curator of Jane Austen House Museum said "Chawton Cottage was Jane Austen’s last home – she came to live there in July of 1809 with her mother, her sister Cassandra and their friend Martha Lloyd. She remained there until just two months before her death in July 1817. So she was only there for eight years, but in that time she wrote three major novels – Mansfield Park, Emma and Persuasion, and she got Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice revised and published."

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