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The World of Jane Austen

Brian and Brenda Williams



Price: £ 6.00

Publication date: 30 March 2012

Category: Biography

Through the novels of England’s foremost woman writer, we explore the Regency world at the time of the Napoleonic wars, its manners, fashion and style, pastimes and entertainments.

Jane Austen – loved now by a huge audience, thanks partly to modern-day TV and film – led a quiet, uneventful life – yet lived amid great events, in a society viewed with remarkable wit and perception. Here are the places Austen knew, visited and featured in her books: the settings for balls, country strolls, holiday tours, carriage drives, walks, picnics, rendezvous and revelations.

The guide includes evocative quotations, surprising facts and places to visit.


Brenda Williams uses her experience in early years education to bring information alive for children and adults. Her interest in history, heritage, landscape and literature is reflected in the Pitkin titles she has written.

Brian Williams has wide experience in international publishing as writer, editor and consultant. He is a long-term Pitkin heritage author, with titles including several in the History of Britain series, military and politics.