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Walking in Austen and Brontë country - who has experienced these country walks?

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Edited: Mar 1, 2008, 9:33am Top

This year I'm going to walk along some of the houses and gardens mentioned by Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters. I've seen that there are already two books about walking in these areas: 'In the steps of Jane Austen : town and country walks' by Anne-Marie Edwards and 'A walk with Jane Austen: a journey into adventure,love and faith' by Lori Smith. It seems to be difficult to buy the first one, because it was already published in 1979 and the other one can be bought through Amazon. Have somebody read those books and also made the walks? What do you think about them? Do you know some other books about walking in Austen and Brontë country?

Mar 1, 2008, 8:00pm Top

I have not read those books, but they sound good. Also, the "authorities that be" of these authors usually have retraced their footsteps and written about them in notes for publications such as Penguin or Oxford Press. I know I learned about how one professor travelled Brussels from Charlotte Bronte's Villette.

Mar 3, 2008, 1:07pm Top

In the Footsteps of Jane Austen; Through Bath to Lyncombe and Widcombe: A Walk Through History by Janet Aylmer

I bought the one above-it's just a little book but I did enjoy the walks in it. Going up Lyncombe Hill was hard work but then a lot of walks in Bath involve going up and down hills. If you like walking, you'll enjoy Bath.

Edited: Mar 6, 2008, 8:57pm Top

I have a friend who lives there, Bronte country, and she says it is everything you dream it is from the Bronte sister's books.

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