Jane Austen

The family of Jane Austen lived east of the New Forest, which Jane Austen visited. In the 'Albion Park' chapter of THE FOREST, Fanny Albion the heroine, like Jane Austen herself, is taken to the fashionable spa of Bath, where she is accused of theft and put on trial. The circumstances of this trial closely follow a similar scandal involving Jane Austen's aunt.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
The first escalator England had ever seen was installed at Harrods in London on November 16th, 1898 to much fanfare, fascination and fear ! The moving staircase was such a strange and scary experience for people that Harrods began offering smelling salts and Cognac at the top in order to calm people after their terrifying ride.




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