Visiting Jane Austen’s House

If you follow me on social media at all, you may have noticed that I’m a big fan of Jane Austen! Recently, on a short break to Hampshire, I got to tick another Austen experience off my bucket list, and visit the house she lived in in the village of Chawton. The Chawton house was where Austen spent most of the last years of her life, after her father passed away and her brother gave a house in Chawton to her, her sister, mother, and friend.

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Mansfield Park – Jane Austen: Review & Recommend | CLASSICS CATCHUPS

I recently read Mansfield Park by Jane Austen as a buddy read with my good friend Amy @ Read Dream Live, and I have to admit, it wasn’t what I expected. I’ve read Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility, and never have I encountered such a dull Austen heroine! Nor have I actually ever encountered an Austen side character quite so dull as Fanny.

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I have previously received PR products from Penguin. A Penguin imprint published my edition of Emma.

Many apologies for the delayed post! What with starting my new job, I’ve been falling a little behind on the blog side of things. In the same vein, apologies that some of my posts recently haven’t had images. I’ll try to get myself together by October! Today I’m going back to a post type I haven’t done for a while, and we’re talking film adaptations! My first and only other adaptations post was for Annihilation (2018), which I’ve linked if you’re interested.

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Pride & Prejudice – Jane Austen: Review & Recommend | CLASSICS CATCHUPS

Confession time: I call myself a fan of Jane Austen, but I’d never actually read Pride and Prejudice. Sure, I’ve seen many film adaptations, some more faithful to the text than others (hi, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies!) but I’d never read it. I figured if I was doing all this reading, and wanted to call myself an Austen fan, I’d better do something about that.Read More »