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Sunday, January 24

Jane Austen Movie Throwdown

Emma 2009 airs tonight on PBS at 9 PM EST! Oh, what joy for Jane Austen fans. Laurel Ann from Austenprose, Kali from Emma Adaptations, and I (Jane Austen's World) will be hosting a twitter party in conjuction with PBS. Click on this link for details. In tonight's broadcast, three mansions in Highbury will be showcased. Which one catches your fancy?

"Emma Woodhouse’s home, Hartfield, was filmed at Squerryes Court, just off the M25 in Kent, and Mr Knightley’s Donwell Abbey at Loseley Park, near Guildford. Both houses were intended by Austen to represent the solidity of the old landed gentry as opposed to flashy new Regency fashions." - Times Online

Hartfield, Mr. Woodhouse and daughter Emma Woodhouse (Squerryes Court, Kent)

Donwell Abbey, Mr. Knightley (Loseley Park, near Guilford)

Randalls, The Westons (Can anyone help to identify this wonderful house? Is that an oast house attached to the outbuildings?)

More on the topic:

Which house in Emma 2009 catches your fancy?
Hartfield, The Woodhouse family
Donwell Abbey, Mr. Knightley
Randalls, The Westons free polls

Posted by Vic, Jane Austen's World


Msslaydbug said...

I can't wait to see this movie tonight and the houses look wonderful !!

Muse in the Fog said...

I am really looking forward to this! It has been set to record on my DVR for weeks :)

Southerner said...

Indeed, that is an oasthouse to the left of the picture.
The village used as Highbury was Chilham in Kent, which is full of Tudor timber frame buildings as well as 17th, 18th an 19th century buidings. As a guess, it could be a property in the village.

Here's a link that might be of use.

All the best,


lostpastremembered said...

Your posts are always so informative about so many critical if ancillary parts of Austen's world... I salute you (with my Brighton Blue rummer)!! So glad I found your site!

Nonna Beach said...

I am especially ready to see "Emma" tonight after the NFL football playoffs on all day today !

Enid Wilson said...

The landscaping in the last one (Randalls) is amazing.

Really Angelic

sphinx63 said...

Watched the first part of Emma last night, and so far I like it. Can't wait til next week! I love Emma's house best. It looks much more comfortable than the other two.

stacey said...

This was beautifully filmed, the locations were one of the best parts!