Embarking on Jane Austen’s Trail: A Reader’s and Writer’s Perspective

Marlene and Hayley mirror the path Jane embarked on with her sister.

By Marlene Georges and Hayley Brady

Have you ever wondered about the world that inspired Jane Austen? How did she develop sophisticated characters like Emma and Mr. Darcy, detailed settings dotted with country manors, and captivating stories where pride and prejudice collide? As my friend Hayley and I (Marlene) strolled the trails of Jane Austen one June, we caught a glimpse of the world of the beloved author. We breathed the same air, trudged through sheep farms, and basked in the beauty of nature. 

Hayley and I each took away something different from our experience in Chawton. Hayley’s lov...

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