"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 spends time with Jane Austen's brother Edward and his family. Her journal is available here in the shop.

Many thanks to Victoria Joule for donating a copy of the new book 'Intimacy and Celebrity in Eighteenth-Century Literary Culture' edited by Emrys D. Jones and Victoria Joule, who have both been Fellows ay Chawton House.

"You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope." An exciting new production of Jane Austen's 'Persuasion' is playing at @TRwinchester from Monday 10 to Saturday 15 September. Click the link to find out more:

#OTD 1814 #JaneAusten’s niece Anna was writing a novel of her own & asked her aunt for feedback. 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!

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