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?
As those who have read PARIS will know, the Parisian neighborhood of Les Halles, now known for its vast mall complex, was once the site of the Cimetière des Innocents, Paris’ largest cemetery. What started in the 12th century as a smallish graveyard ballooned to a resting place for over 2 million corpses ! By the 1780’s, the cemetery had become so overfilled and unhygienic that Louis XVI closed it, and ordered all bodies be exhumed and transferred to the Catacombs. Today, only one relic remains from the neighborhood’s eerie past - La Fontaine des Innocents – a fountain built in the sixteenth century which once marked the entrance to the graveyard.




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