10 hours ago
"We returned yesterday from Godmersham Park where we spent an extremely pleasant week ..."
'The Journal of Louisa Lushington': entry for 19th August 1821.
Louisa Lushington spent time with Jane Austen's brother Edward and his family. Her journal is available here in the shop. ... See moreSee less
“There have been two or three fine old trees cut down that grew too near the house, and it opens the prospect amazingly.” - Jane Austen, ‘Mansfield Park’, 1814 ... See moreSee less
Such a beautiful place! Can’t wait to visit again!
#OnThisDay 1814 Jane Austen’s niece Anna was writing a novel of her own and asked her aunt to critique her work. Austen advised “you had better omit Lady Helena’s postscript; - to those who are acquainted with P. & P it will seem an imitation”. We say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery! ... See moreSee less
Honesty is the best policy! 😂
3 days ago
Here's a #ThrowbackThursday from 1967 with a bird's-eye view of Chawton House. The Victorian wing (leading off the main body of the house) was demolished in the 1990s when the house was restored to its eighteenth-century appearance. ... See moreSee less
No sign of the rusty old swimming pool that was there in the early 60s.Would have been roughly in the middle of what appears to be a square section of lawn in the photo,just a few yards in from the fence.