Jane Austen’s House Museum at Chawton – the Guardian

A portrait miniature of Mary Pearson, thought to be the young woman whom Jane Austen based her character of Lydia Bennet on has been acquired by The Jane Austen House Museum at Chawton. You can read about it here.

Mary Pearson

Obviously the museum is closed at the moment due to Covid-19 but you can have a look at the website here.

I don’t have a bucket list as such but this is one of the many places I would like to visit – sometime.

4 thoughts on “Jane Austen’s House Museum at Chawton – the Guardian

  1. Have you been following the Guardian online art quiz? It is really good. There are 8 questions/ exhibits shown every day from a different gallery/museum. Yesterday was the Holburne at Bath, which I have been to – but I still scored only 3/8!

    • FictionFan,
      She did really nail that character! Having seen many adaptations, I can’t think who played the part of Lydia in any apart from that one.

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