Our consulting writer on our Jane Austen games “Rogues & Romance” and “Estate of Affairs” recently took a trip to Chawton, Hampshire in England. Of course, Chawton is famous for being Jane Austen’s home in the later years of her life, where she wrote some of her most beloved novels, such as Emma, Mansfield Park, and Persuasion.
Here are some pictures from her visit:
Chawton House, once belonged to Jane Austen's brother.
Chawton Cottage, given to Jane Austen and her mother by Jane's brother, Edward.
A close-up of a sign on Chawton Cottage.
Signs leading to St. Nicholas' Church and Jane Austen's House
Jane's writing table in Chawton Cottage. To think that some of the world's best books were written on that tiny table!
"Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!"