One “had never seen a place for which nature had done more, or where natural beauty had been so little counteracted by an awkward taste.”
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.
Samatha Coventry has been a Jane Austen addict for over 30 years, and also a sewer and a lover of theatre. She dreamed to combine all three loves in one and she finally did by being part of the lovely production of Pride and Prejudice in Naas, Ireland. The play is set to premiere in June so if you live or are traveling close by you must check it out. See trailer below.
THE BOOK: A Quest for Mr. Darcy
Fitzwilliam Darcy is on a quest. Convinced he is over his foolish infatuation with Elizabeth Bennet, he returns from a year of travelling with a plan, both to protect the estate of which he is guardian and to ensure his sister’s happiness: he intends to do his duty and secure a wife at the earliest opportunity.
Don’t you love when you spot your favorite Jane Austen actors (as I all every single actor that has acted in one of her adaptations) in a different production?
Oil in canvas of Rudyard Kipling by Sir Philip Burne Jones in 1899. Born in Bombay, India on December 30, 1865. He died January 18, 1936.