Jane Austen was proud to be a “Hampshire Austen”; and this beautifully-illustrated book chronicles the author’s life in the historic county.
Jane was born in Hampshire, and all her novels were written there. She spent her early years in Steventon, and after a brief period living in Bath and Southampton, settled in Chawton, where her cottage is now a museum. She died while staying in Winchester, and is buried here in the cathedral.
Retired graphic designer Terry Townsend has meticulously researched Austen’s Hampshire – the towns and villages she knew and the country estates she visited. Discover where Jane went shopping, worshipped and visited her friends in this absorbing account of the much-loved author’s life.
Hardback, 144 pp.