Jane Austen's England is an excellent literary tour guide and specialist tourist map with detailed information on the history and attractions of the famous novelist's England. Such attractions include Lyme Park ('Pemberley') home of Mr Darcy (Colin Firth) in the BBC TV production of "Pride and Prejudice", Salisbury, film location for "Sense and Sensibility", Bath in"Persuasion" and Evershot, film location for "Emma".
This highly sought after detailed map provides you with Motorways, A Roads, B Roads and minor roads covering an area from Manchester to the English Channel some 250 miles from north to south. Photographs and sketches provide you with the images of the Jane Austen's England we've all dreamed of visting.
Our quality glossy map includes all major airports and rail links from the each of the main centres featured on the map and folds into the handy size of 210mm x 99mm (approximately 8 1/4 inches x 4 inches).
Below you will find a small a text extract and photo detail you can expect from this unique literary guide.
The magnificent house at Lyme Park provided the exterior shots of 'Pemberley', home of Mr Darcy (Colin Firth) in the BBC TV production of "Pride and Prejudice"
Lyme Park was granted to Sir Thomas Danvers in 1346 and was acquired through marriage by Sir Piers Legh. In the 1550's the old house was replaced by a mansion, all that remains visible outside the huge Tudor gateway, although the interior does give an indication of its Tudor history.
Giacomo Leoni was commissioned in the early part of the 18th Century to provide a classical Palladian facade. His work is brilliantly reflected in the southern aspect of the house which overlooks the lake and deer park beyond.
The interior is a mixture of 17th and 18th Century although the long gallery room and drawing room are Tudor. On the walls of the saloon are superb limewood carvings attributed to Grinling Gibbons and the house also contains a fine collection of paintings and tapestries.