Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pre-Pemberley Ball: Traveling to Jane Austen's England

Time travel with me to Jane Austen's England this weekend.

Join in the festivities at a Regency Ball at the home of Mr. Darcy - Pemberley (details here).

Bit o'sip sip gossip...

A Visitor's Guide to Jane Austen's England
by Sue Wilkes
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Discover Jane Austen’s England

Immerse yourself in the vanished world inhabited by Austen’s contemporaries. Packed with detail, and anecdotes, this is an intimate exploration of how the middle and upper classes lived from 1775, the year of Austen’s birth, to the coronation of George IV in 1820. Sue Wilkes skilfully conjures up all aspects of daily life within the period, drawing on contemporary diaries, illustrations, letters, novels, travel literature and archives.

•Were all unmarried affluent men really 'in want of a wife'?
•Where would a young lady seek adventures?
•Would ‘taking the waters’ at Bath and other spas kill or cure you?
•Was Lizzy Bennet bitten by bed-bugs while travelling?
•What would you wear to a country ball, or a dance at Almack’s?
•Would Mr Darcy have worn a corset?
•What hidden horrors lurked in elegant Regency houses?

Put on your dancing gloves and embrace a lost era of corsets and courtship!


Mr. Darcy
played by Laurence Olivier
Pride and Prejudice (1940)

Mr. Darcy wants to know…

Along the way to the Pemberley Ball, which English town or tourist attraction would you like to visit? (could be a fictional Jane Austen locale)


* image source: Mr. Darcy

* the Pemberley Ball starts this coming Saturday afternoon!

~~- Pemberley Ball schedule -~~

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