The Tedettes Jane Austen Book Club: Home life at Chawton House

Dear baffled readers, As everyone knows, while no-one is about bears will get their paws on books.

The Tedettes found “A Portrait of Jane Austen” by David Cecil and “The Prince of Pleasure and His Regency” by JB Priestly.  They learn more about Jane Austen’s life and times.

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In 1809, Jane and her sister Cassandra went to live in Chawton House. Jane wrote a verse about it.

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In the next picture you see the stairway in the Regent’s London dwelling called Carlton House. Next to it is the vestibule in the house when Jane and Cassandra Austen lived.BearsreadBooksAusten10 small 2098

And here is the parlour at Chawton House

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Cassandra Austen’s skill was in drawing. Here is her water colour of Fanny Knight, her niece.

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The Tedettes so enjoyed reading Jane Austen’s books that they are going to read other books. They’re discussing whether to call themselves ” The Tedettes Jane Austen Bookclub That Reads Other Things.” And oh look – they’ve discovered the novels of Georgette Heyer

You are in the web den of Mawson Bear, Ponderer of Baffling Things (between naps). and Writer-Bear of It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In .

“Just pure magic.  A bear’s love is never far away and can be shared and passed on through generations.” Susan Hampson, of Books From Dawn To Dusk.


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I am Mark, Guardian of Mawson Bear. Mawson sits on Bed-Top Hill. Between naps he ponders about Baffling Things. After deep ponders, most things remain for him as completly baffling as they were before. But they do seem friendlier, somehow. If you, too, are baffled by, well, Things, his little books of ponders could be just right for you.

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