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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Jane and Me
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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. ' (Introduction)

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    • Montmorency, Lower Plenty - Eltham area, Melbourne - Northeast, Melbourne, Victoria,: The Greyfriar Group , 2017 .
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      Extent: 256p.
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      • Published: 1st June 2017
         

      ISBN: 9780648080510

Works about this Work

For Sense or Sensibility, Go to the Source Louise Swinn , 2017 single work essay review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 19 August 2017; (p. 18)

'This year marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death and, to coincide, the Bank of Eng­land has released a £10 note with the author’s face on it. Avid Janeites can attend events across the world, and for the armchair enthusiast there are countless new words, from surprising memoirs to contemporary reading guides to that trusty favourite: articles advising us what we can still learn from Jane Austen. As if we need to be told.' (Introduction)

For Sense or Sensibility, Go to the Source Louise Swinn , 2017 single work essay review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 19 August 2017; (p. 18)

'This year marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death and, to coincide, the Bank of Eng­land has released a £10 note with the author’s face on it. Avid Janeites can attend events across the world, and for the armchair enthusiast there are countless new words, from surprising memoirs to contemporary reading guides to that trusty favourite: articles advising us what we can still learn from Jane Austen. As if we need to be told.' (Introduction)

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