Author Footsteps: Learn about Jane Austen in Bath

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Austen's England & The Open Palace Programme

Jane Austen never really liked Bath, and didn’t do much writing while living there. Despite her disdain, Bath has become one of the more popular destinations for Austen fans. Not only did Austen live in Bath for a time, but she also set scenes in the city in several of her novels. Despite recognizing the absurdity of memorializing the author in a place she was happy to leave, I spent some time visiting several locations in Bath related to Austen and her brilliant heroines, starting with the Jane Austen Centre.

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A Search for Clarity at the Anne Frank House

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series Holland

The Anne Frank House Museum is not a place I ever imagined I’d visit unless I happened to find myself in Amsterdam. Well, here I am in Amsterdam and last night’s events made visiting this museum seem more imperative and more daunting at the same time.

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PEI: Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Birthplace & the Anne of Green Gables Museum

This entry is part 6 of 13 in the series Anne of Green Gables & Prince Edward Island

The last two houses-turned-museums related to Lucy Maud Montgomery that we visited bookend Montgomery’s Prince Edward Island life in a way. The first is the house she was born in. The second, the home of her Aunt and Uncle, where she spent time during her childhood, and eventually held her wedding. After her marriage she

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Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Cavendish Home and her Inspiration for Anne of Green Gables

This entry is part 4 of 13 in the series Anne of Green Gables & Prince Edward Island

The Haunted Wood trail from Green Gables Heritage Place (Read previous post about Green Gables here) connects the two L. M. Montgomery Heritage Sites, ending at the Site of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Cavendish Home. For those unfamiliar with the book, Anne so names the trail out her window after an unfortunate instance of her imagination

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Not Following Shackleton to Antarctica

This week I received my first blog-related email! It arrived in broken-English (always a red flag), from Oceanwide Expeditions, a company that had found my blog and was offering me a chance to win a 30-day trip to Antarctica! All I had to do was simply find 20 people to vote for me to be

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Literary Destination: Shakespeare’s Globe Theater

This entry is part 6 of 25 in the series Literary London & Enid Blyton's Dorset

The bells of St. Paul’s Cathedral were pealing beautifully as we crossed the Millennium Bridge, walking in the direction of the Globe Theater. Did theater goers in Shakespeare’s time hear the same bells on their way to the theater? Miraculously for us we arrived, with five minutes to spare, for the last tour of the day.

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