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A Rambling Fancy: In the Footsteps of Jane Austen

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In 'A Rambling Fancy', Caroline Sanderson seeks out Jane Austen's England - the churches, great houses, coaching inns, rectories and seaside lodgings - to see what still remains today.
Paperback, 234 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Cadogan Guides (first published September 29th 2006)
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QNPoohBear
Nov 14, 2013 QNPoohBear rated it liked it

This unusual travel narrative does not provide directions to Jane Austen's homes and haunts, but rather chronicles one woman's thoughts as she travels in the footsteps of Jane Austen. The author claims her purpose is to portray Jane Austen as a contemporary- someone who is still relevant in the modern world. I'm not sure she quite achieves her purpose. She rambles a lot, as the title suggests, about Jane Austen's life, sometimes making controversial statements and provoking purposely. This is la
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Tailsmo
Jun 17, 2014 Tailsmo rated it liked it
A lovely journey around the places Jane and I know so well. It did surprise me though that the author visited Jane Austen's house in Chawton on a bank holiday Monday and then complained that it was so busy she couldn't imagine what it would have been like in Jane's time. Always go to Chawton out of season.
bookinglibrarian
Jul 24, 2008 bookinglibrarian rated it really liked it
An personal and informative account of the author's journey through the places where Austen lived or which appeared in her books.
Laura Bang
As the title suggests, this is a rambling account of the author's musings as she visits the places where Jane Austen lived and stayed. A nice read for Austen fans.
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