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Jane & Me
Jane & Me: My Austen Heritage | Caroline Jane Knight
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Caroline Jane Knight shares more than Jane Austen's name and DNA. As a direct descendant of Jane's brother, Edward Knight, Caroline is the last of the Austen Knight family to grow up at Chawton House on the estate where Jane Austen lived and enjoyed the most productive period of her writing career. Caroline explored the same places around Chawton House and its grounds as Jane did, dined at the same table in the same dining room, read in the same library and shared the same dream of independence. Caroline's early life was filled with the delights of living in a sixteenth-century English manor, the good cheer of family gatherings and centuries-old Christmas traditions in the Great Hall of Chawton House, the beauty of a country life, and the joys of helping her Granny bake cakes and serve Jane Austen devotees in the Chawton House tea room. But when she was seventeen, Caroline and her family were forced to leave the home her family had lived in for centuries. Heartbroken, but determined to leave all things Austen behind her, Caroline eventually carved out a highly successful career in business. This is the story of Caroline's tumultuous journey to success, her ultimate crisis, her rediscovery and embrace of her Austen heritage, and the creation of the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation.
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jenniferw88
Jane & Me: My Austen Heritage | Caroline Jane Knight
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Jenni, you didn't ask for this but these are basically the books I left off the #PemberLittens form! 😂😂😂

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Chrissyreadit 🙌🙌🙌 2mo
LeahBergen I put Jane and Me on my form. 😆 2mo
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anhistorianabouttown
Jane & Me: My Austen Heritage | Caroline Jane Knight
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This was an interesting look into Jane's effect in her family in our present, and while it did meander away from Jane at a few points it always came back.

My only gripe is that the author continually looked at everything with a modern lens- duh entails seem stupid in the 21st century! Still, well worth a read or listen if you are interested in the world of Jane! #janeausten #nonfiction #bio

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anhistorianabouttown
Jane & Me: My Austen Heritage | Caroline Jane Knight
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Next up- a new book for Austen fans! #janeausten

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