Jane Austen left us six great novels of the English literary canon which after 200 years still inspire interest as witnessed by a steady succession of costume dramas on film and television. Like those of Dickens, her characters and their worlds have become familiar to many who have never read her works. Jane spent her most productive years in the cottage at Chawton with her widowed mother, her sister Cassandra and their friend and helper Martha Lloyd. They kept house and she wrote. Their cottage is now Jane Austen’s House Museum and our first stop of the tour.
Full details of the walk and lunch can be found here: http://www.iop.org/activity/branches/south_east/lse/retired/file_44573.pdf
Cost: £12.50 per person covering the entry charge to the Museum and the Cathedral tour.