A Visitor s Guide to Jane Austen s England

Packed with detail and anecdotes, this is an intimate exploration of how the middle and upper classes lived from 1775, the year of Austen’s birth, to the coronation of George IV in 1820.

A Visitor s Guide to Jane Austen s England

“Wilkes makes the world of Jane Austen come to life . . . from travel to fashion, shopping, leisure, and, of course, finding a mate” (Britain Express). Immerse yourself in the vanished world inhabited by Austen’s contemporaries. Packed with detail and anecdotes, this is an intimate exploration of how the middle and upper classes lived from 1775, the year of Austen’s birth, to the coronation of George IV in 1820. Sue Wilkes skillfully conjures up all aspects of daily life within the period, drawing on contemporary diaries, illustrations, letters, novels, travel literature, and archives. Were all unmarried affluent men really “in want of a wife”? Where would a young lady seek adventure? Would “taking the waters” at Bath and other spas kill or cure you? Was Lizzy Bennet bitten by bed-bugs while traveling? What would you wear to a country ball or a dance at Almack’s? Would Mr. Darcy have worn a corset? What hidden horrors lurked in elegant Regency houses? “A delight. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that paints such a vivid picture of daily life in late 18th and early 19th century England. It makes a perfect companion for Austen’s beloved novels.” —The Heritage Traveller “A thoroughly engaging—and very informative—‘eyewitness’ guide to everything from medical matters to modes of travel.” —Joceline Bury, Jane Austen’s Regency World “Written as if to a first-time traveler in the Regency . . . an inviting read . . . a perfect gift for every Janeite friend and family member.” —Austenprose “A worthy contribution to the field of Austen social history and uses the mundane realities of life to illuminate the reader’s experience.” —Sensibilities

Jane Austen s England

"This is an engaging account of Austen's life and work, arranged as a series of walking tours through the towns and countryside she knew and loved - the settings for her novels.

Jane Austen s England

"This is an engaging account of Austen's life and work, arranged as a series of walking tours through the towns and countryside she knew and loved - the settings for her novels. The 15 circular walks in the book describe the country houses, churches, great estates and elegant cities Austen knew and introduce the reader to the real-life people she met, many of whom gave her hints for the characters in her novels. The walks include Godmersham House, the inspiration for Pemberley in Pride and Prejudice and the view from Box Hill, scene of the 'exploring party' in Emma. This remains the only guide to Austen's England."--Publisher's description.

Jane Austen s Geographies

Meanwhile, closer to Jane's own backyard, Andover boasted 24 voters, all
members of the town's corporation, where ... For a long time the region had few
provisions for visitors, and very few tourist guides such as those that emerged for
... A book of more general interest is Miscellaneous Observations, in the Course
of Two Tours, through Several Parts of the West of England &c By M. Dunsford,
Mercht.

Jane Austen   s Geographies

When Jane Austen represented the ideal subject for a novel as "three or four families in a country village", rather than encouraging a narrow range of reference she may have meant that a tight focus was the best way of understanding the wider world. The essays in this collection research the historical significance of her many geographical references and suggest how contemporaries may have read them, whether as indications of the rapid development of national travel, or of Britain’s imperial status, or as signifiers of wealth and social class, or as symptomatic of political fears and aspirations. Specifically, the essays consider the representation of colonial mail-order wives and naval activities in the Mediterranean, the worrisome nomadism of contemporary capitalism, the complexity of her understanding of the actual places in which her fictions are set, her awareness of and eschewal of contemporary literary conventions, and the burden of the Austen family’s Kentish origins, the political implications of addresses in London and Northamptonshire. Skilful, detailed, and historically informed, these essays open domains of meaning in Austen’s texts that have often gone unseen by later readers but which were probably available to her coterie readers and clearly merit much closer critical attention.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Great Britain

Airports Many overseas visitors to Southwest England will arrive at London
Heathrow, but the provincial airports at ... Day 7: The South Cotswolds Follow
Jane Austen east to discover Lacock and Corsham (p259), two Cotswold villages
so ...

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Great Britain

The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring Great Britain. Visit Stonehenge's mysterious monoliths, take the sea air in buzzing Brighton or come face to face with the Vikings in York: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within colour-coded chapters. Discover the best of Great Britain with this indispensable travel guide. Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Great Britain: - Over 60 colour maps help you navigate with ease - Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need - Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Great Britain, designed for every interest and budget - Illustrations and floorplans show in detail Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London, as well as Brighton's Royal Pavilion, Canterbury Cathedral, Blenheim Palace, the Eden Project, Castle Howard, the Royal Mile and much more - Colour photographs of Great Britain's stunning landscape - bucolic countryside, spectacular coastline, rugged moorland and more - as well as architectural highlights, peaceful villages and vibrant cities - Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover London - West End and Westminster; South Kensington and Hyde Park; Regent's Park and Bloomsbury; the City and Southwark; and sights beyond the city - the Downs and Channel Coast; East Anglia; Thames Valley; Wessex; Devon and Cornwall; the Midlands; Lancashire and the Lakes; Yorkshire and the Humber Region; Northumbria; Wales; and Scotland - Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about Great Britain's long history, society and politics; heraldry and aristocracy; rural architecture and stately homes; sporting highlights; and festivals and events - Experience the culture with features on the gardens of England; John Nash's Regency London; the castles of Wales; the Industrial Revolution; and more - Essential travel tips: our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus transport, visa and health information DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Great Britain is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to Great Britain. DK Eyewitness: winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017. "No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one" - The Independent Want to see more of Great Britain? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide England's South Coast. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your holiday. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.

Jane Austen s England A Walking Guide

It is impossible to fully appreciate Jane Austen without experiencing the landscapes which inspired her. Jane Austen's England - the first book of its kind - takes the reader on a series of walking tours into the very heart of her world.

Jane Austen s England  A Walking Guide

It is impossible to fully appreciate Jane Austen without experiencing the landscapes which inspired her. Jane Austen's England - the first book of its kind - takes the reader on a series of walking tours into the very heart of her world. These fifteen picturesque walks describe the country houses, churches, great estates and elegant cities that were the settings for her novels and introduce the reader to the real-life people she met, many of whom became characters in her books. An indispensable guide for all Austen fans, some of the sights include Godmersham House, the inspiration for Pemberley in Pride and Prejudice, the view from Box Hill, scene of the 'exploring party' in Emma, Lyme Regis' treacherous Cobb in Persuasion, Bath's Assemmbly Rooms in Northanger Abbey and many more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Great Britain

Airports Many overseas visitors to Southwest England will arrive at Heathrow, but
the provincial airports at Bristol and ... Day 7: The South Cotswolds Follow Jane
Austen east to discover Lacock and Corsham (p259), two Cotswold villages so ...

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide  Great Britain

The DK Eyewitness Great Britain Travel Guide is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel guide will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Great Britain effortlessly. DK Eyewitness Great Britain Travel Guide - showing you what others only tell you. Now available in PDF format.

Everybody s Jane

Austen: Literary. Tourism. Accessible guides to Austen's writings, life, and times
aim to help amateur readers increase their ... Deirdre Le Faye's The Jane Austen
Cookbook (1995) and Jennifer Forest's Jane Austen's Sewing Box: Craft Projects
& Stories from ... Those with the means to travel to (or within) England can
partake of another form of active engagement with Austen's world, which some
visitors ...

Everybody s Jane

The first book to investigate Jane Austen's popular significance today, Everybody's Jane considers why Austen matters to amateur readers, how they make use of her novels, what they gain from visiting places associated with her, and why they create works of fiction and nonfiction inspired by her novels and life.The voices of everyday readers emerge from both published and unpublished sources, including interviews conducted with literary tourists and archival research into the founding of the Jane Austen Society of North America and the exceptional Austen collection of Alberta Hirshheimer Burke of Baltimore.Additional topics include new Austen portraits; portrayals of Austen, and of Austen fans, in film and fiction; and hybrid works that infuse Austen's writings with horror, erotica, or explicit Christianity.Everybody's Jane will appeal to all those who care about Austen and will change how we think about the importance of literature and reading today.

Tracing Your Manchester and Salford Ancestors

For readers with family ties to Manchester and Salford, and researchers delving into the rich history of these cities, this informative, accessible guide will be essential reading and a fascinating source of reference.Sue Wilkes outlines ...

Tracing Your Manchester and Salford Ancestors

For readers with family ties to Manchester and Salford, and researchers delving into the rich history of these cities, this informative, accessible guide will be essential reading and a fascinating source of reference.Sue Wilkes outlines the social and family history of the region in a series of concise chapters. She discusses the origins of its religious and civic institutions, transport systems and major industries. Important local firms and families are used to illustrate aspects of local heritage, and each section directs the reader towards appropriate resources for their research.No previous knowledge of genealogy is assumed and in-depth reading on particular topics is recommended. The focus is on records relating to Manchester and Salford, including current districts and townships, and sources for religious and ethnic minorities are covered. A directory of the relevant archives, libraries, academic repositories, databases, societies, websites and places to visit, is a key feature of this practical book.

Tracing Your Canal Ancestors

She provides a thorough, practical guide to the sources the archives, books, websites, societies available for researchers if they are studying our inland waterways, or trying to find out about an ancestor who worked on the canals or was ...

Tracing Your Canal Ancestors

Britains industrial revolution depended on canals for the cheap movement of materials and goods until the coming of the railways. Canal companies struggled to compete and went into a long decline, but much of the canal network is still with us today, and interest in the history and heritage of canals - and those who worked on them - is strong. That is why Sue Wilkess well researched and highly readable handbook on the subject is so valuable.She concentrates on the people who lived and worked on the waterways the canal boatmen, their families and their way of life - and those who depended on the canal trade for a living the lock-keepers, toll collectors, and canal company clerks. She provides a thorough, practical guide to the sources the archives, books, websites, societies available for researchers if they are studying our inland waterways, or trying to find out about an ancestor who worked on the canals or was connected with them.Her book is essential reading for anyone interested in this aspect of the industrial past.

Tracing Your Lancashire Ancestors

If you want to find out about Lancashires history, and particularly if you have family links to the area and your ancestors lived or worked in the county, then this is the ideal book for you.

Tracing Your Lancashire Ancestors

If you want to find out about Lancashires history, and particularly if you have family links to the area and your ancestors lived or worked in the county, then this is the ideal book for you. As well as helping you to trace when and where your ancestors were born, married and died, it gives you an insight into the world they knew and a chance to explore their lives at work and at home.Sue Wilkess accessible and informative handbook outlines Lancashires history and describes the origins of its major industries - cotton, coal, transport, engineering, shipbuilding and others. She looks at the stories of important Lancashire families such as the Stanleys, Peels and Egertons, and famous entrepreneurs such as Richard Arkwright, in order to illustrate aspects of Lancashire life and to show how the many sources available for family and local history research can be used. Relevant documents, specialist archives and libraries, background reading and other sources are recommended throughout this practical book. Also included is a directory of Lancashire archives, libraries and academic repositories, as well as databases of family history societies, useful genealogy websites, and places to visit which bring Lancashires past to life. Sue Wilkess book is the essential companion for anyone who wants to discover their Lancashire roots.