My Austen journeys have stretched from Steventon, where Austen was born, to Winchester, where she died -- with stops in Bath, Southampton, Portsmouth, Oxford and Chawton along the way.
"These journeys were taken up out of love -- not for Austen, but for my wife, whose stacks of dog-eared Austen paperbacks are on the short shelf next to her nightstand. I am not so much a "Janeite" as an enabler of one. So I offer the apology for a dabbler who writes about what millions across the planet embrace with so much passion.Good News: The Jane Austen Festival, featuring Regency dress balls, theatre, dancing, exhibits and talks, will take place Sept. 17 to 25 in Bath.
So take a journey to the world that created the mind that created Elizabeth and Darcy, Elinor and Edward, Emma and Mr. Knightley. We'll just try to avoid Lady Catherine de Bourgh. She might not approve of insolence and mushy breeding..." Click here to read the rest of the article.