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Saturday, December 6

The Twelve Gifts of Christmas

Inquiring readers, During this month of holiday celebrations, Laurel Ann and I will be offering the Twelve Gifts of Christmas. Some of the gifts will be giveaways, others will be free offerings online, and still others will be great gift ideas for you to give to others. None are expensive, but every gift will have a special relationship to this blog, us, or Jane Austen. We offer one lucky reader a free calendar as

Gift Number Three:

Last year author Lori Smith's first book, A Walk With Jane Austen, made a smash appearance. The book, first for sale in the U.S. is now available in a U.K. edition. Photographs of Lori's trip to Jane Austen's England sit on each page of this calendar. Included are a description of the places in which Jane Austen lived and traveled.

For a chance to win your own free copy of this truly unique gift, leave a comment stating where you would like to take a walk in Austen's England and why. Next Saturday (the 13th) we will draw the winner's name out of a hat. (Please contact us to provide your mailing address if you win!) Those who do not win can order the calendar at this fabulous site for their own copies. We HAVE a WINNER! Kimberly Ann please email us your contact information.

Our four reviews of Lori's book sit in this link. We are so excited to be giving away this very special gift.

Posted by Vic, Jane Austen's World and Laurel Ann, Austenprose

20 comments:

Aranel said...

I would love to take a walk in all of Austen's world, but especially in bath and at Pemberley.

becca said...

I'd like to walk along the streets of London that still feature shoppes from the regency era.

irielle said...

I'd like to walk in Lyme because I haven't been there yet and Persuasion is my favorite novel.

Lois said...

I'd so love a copy - I practically drooled at it when I saw it at the Quote of the Day Site. I'd love to go practically anywhere JA related -- where she lived, Bath and the Jane Austen Center. . . Regency related places like Hyde Park. . . and yep, wouldn't mind visiting that lake that a particular version of Darcy took a swim in. ;)

Lois

Felicia said...

I think my first pick would be the places in Persuasion. Bath and Lyme. I'd definitely want to walk the cobb and take the Louisa leap! (lol) Secondly would be Pemberley.

JaneFan said...

Oh, I would so love to see her home at Chawton, especially her room and writing desk.

nigel said...

How about a Jane Austen cricket match? I'm on Tom LeFroy's team.

Cecilia said...

Well I'd like to go to Chawton of course, and then Bath and finally Lyme Park, the Pemberley of the 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice...

Anachronous91 said...

My first Austen destination would be Bath--even though she didn't like it very much! It's Georgian and Regency architecture and history are too interesting. Of course, I would also want to visit Chawton and the Steventon Church, and walk the grounds where she walked.

Janeen said...

I would love to go to the sea! Take a long walk along the Cobb at Lyme - Regis! Then stop at the Harvils for tea! ha ha

Loredana said...

I'd like to visit JA's grave in Winchester Cathedral, just to thank her for the treasure she left us

katie t said...

godmersham park for sure...

it is absolutely beautiful!

Kimberly Ann said...

As much as I'd love to see the sites used as Pemberley in the film adaptations, I think I'd most like to see Lyme.

luthien-84 said...

I'll go for Bath, London (with Georgian architecture) and Chawton Cottage.

Courtney said...

Being able to see Pemberly for a whole month (and then flip back during other months)...
*sigh*

laura said...

I'd love to go everywhere, but I'd especially like to go to:
-Laura Place (it is named after me...just kidding)
-Bath - such a fine place, and I can pretend to be Catherine Morland :)
- Chawton to look at Jane's writing desk. for a long time. Maybe some of her talent will rub off on me? Yeah?
This calendar...is amazing. *drool*

Penelope said...

Bath! I have been there, and only saw the ruins. The sketches depicting what Bath once must have looked like are incredible, and Austen writes often about visiting Bath, and has actually been to this place that no longer is. The whole concept of buildings containing pools for relaxation and restoration, a social ground for the upperclass to unstress and meet and vacation, a fast moving city famous and now elusive...fascinating!

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Joan said...

I'd have to start in Bath. First for all of its history and architecture from the Romans to the Regency and secondly to perchance meet up with a modern Anne Elliot and Capt. Wentworth or Catherine Morland and Henry Tilney, Bath offers so many possibilities.

Dina said...

Since I've never been to there, anywhere she was would be fantastic!!! It sounds like sich lovely places, it could make you smile for a long time.
Dina

Brit said...

I would love to walk through Steventon, just to see the sights, smell the smells, and feel the things that inspired Jane.