Jane Austen’s final unfinished manuscript parodies the aristocratic society of a fictional town modeled on Brighton, possibly due to humiliation by Prince Regent George IV.
If like me, you can’t visit Bath during the annual Jane Austen festival -I desperately would love to attend!- don’t worry! You can still get into character and spend the day pretending to be Catherine Morland.
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.
If you take the time to wander around Bath, You’ll probably get lost You’ll begin to notice that everything. looks. the same., and You’ll feel so relaxed you won’t mind. Let me be the first to warn you. It’s all a facade! A big, giant, deception largely built by Britain’s high-class 18th century Georgian society.
“Well folks, we’re a bit delayed because the airplane navigation lights aren’t working, but we’ll be fine.” I’d been lost in the book on my lap for the last 45 minutes when the captain’s announcement pulled me back to reality. I looked out the window at the fog and pouring rain. If it had been
The girl wore a vibrant blue coat over her floor length dress. She appeared to have just come inside to find a letter awaiting her on the table. Without even sitting down she had opened the letter and began to read. I felt I had caught her in a vulnerable moment. She was absorbed in
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.
To wind up the Chincoteague Pony Penning 2016 post series, I thought I’d try a new medium, VIDEO! There’s something about stampeding horses that just can’t be fully captured in photographs and description. This is an event much better seen in motion. I hope you enjoyed my first video. Let’s Talk! Let me know in
It is a truth universally acknowledged that if two inhabitants of the Tongass Alaska Rainforest convene in an alternate location, the rain will follow. And so it was that, having invited my parents to join me in Chincoteague for my birthday, we spent our last night with a storm chasing our tails. Micah and I
The truth is… Misty of Chincoteague was never part of the wild herd of Chincoteague Ponies. She was born in captivity at the Beebe ranch to two horses that also lived in captivity. Marguerite Henry did use the real names of Misty and her mother Phantom, as well as the very real traditions of the