Jane Austen: Seascapes and Landscapes
A Pathfinders Tour
July 14-24, 2010
Chawton House Library (photo by George Pohle)
The tour theme, “Jane Austen: Seascapes and Landscapes,” encompassed homes and estates of Jane Austen, her friends, and her extended family. The itinerary included such landmarks as Edward Austen’s estate, Godmersham; Stoneleigh Abbey, with its Repton-designed landscape; and the cottage in Chawton where Jane Austen wrote her mature masterpieces. Participants visited the seaside towns of Lyme Regis, Portsmouth, and Ramsgate. As always, this JASNA-sponsored tour provided entrée to private homes and special events not available to the public including the Annual General Meeting of the U.K. Jane Austen Society and a private viewing of Austen’s letters and manuscripts at the British Library in London. The tour was led by Anthea Bryant, who is a Jane Austen specialist and Blue Badge guide, and Carol Pippen, past editor of JASNA News.