Spend a Literary Day in Oxford

Oxford is steeped in Literary history and there’s plenty to see even if you only have a day. For some of the sights you just have to know where to look.

Brighton, Sanditon, and Why You Should Never Humiliate Jane Austen

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Austen's England & The Open Palace Programme

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.

How to Have A Catherine Morland Day in Bath

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.

Author Footsteps: Learn about Jane Austen in Bath

This entry is part 4 of 7 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.

Bath: It’s All A Facade (OPP Day 1)

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Austen's England & The Open Palace Programme

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…

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