Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Sitting with Jane: Celebrating Jane Austen’s Life in Hampshire

gaslighthouse.blogspot.com Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice Waiting for Mr. Darcy Sitting with Jane
We saw our first “Sitting with Jane” BookBench during a recent visit to Chawton, Hampshire. It was positioned outside the Jane Austen House Museum, where Jane spent the last years of her life. I’d never seen this bench during our previous visits and thought it might be a permanent fixture. Further research indicated that it is one of twenty-four BookBenches that comprise the Sitting With Jane Public Art Trail to celebrate Austen’s connections with her birthplace, Steventon, and forms part of a global commemoration of her life in 2017, the 200th anniversary of her death (July 18). Continue reading here

"Waiting for Mr. Darcy" by artist Traci Moss, the BookBench found at Oakley Hall.

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