… during the last 8 years of her life, during which she wrote all of her major novels (and saw four of them published during her lifetime: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, and Emma).
The dining room, with Jane’s writing table tucked away in a corner next to the window.
Jane’s bedroom (also the room where most of her family said goodbye to her before she died).
Right: A replica of the blue dress and bonnet that Jane is wearing
in the portrait sketched of her by her sister Cassandra (left).
A quilt handmade by Jane, her sister Cassandra and their mother,
and a muslin shawl embroidered by Jane.
And last but not least …
The museum’s resident cat! 😀
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Great pictures – it’s on my list of places to visit now 🙂
Thank you — also for sharing in Twitter! It’s definitely worth a visit … (But then, I’m a fan, so I’m partial!)
This house is on my “to see” list as well. I hoped to visit last time I was in England, but alas – time did not permit.
It’s so totally worth it!!
We spent some time in Thomas Hardy country, and plan to go back again.
Did you visit the museum in Dorchester as well?
We spent quite a bit of time prowling around Dorchester, but didn’t go into any of the museums. We went to Hardy’s birthplace. We also went badger-watching one very cold night, though I don’t remember ever coming across a badger in any of Hardy’s novels!
Me neither, off the top of my head … 🙂
Sounds like you had a great time!