Taking the Flounce (Jane Austen)

The story of Jane Austen in Southampton is one that has perennial interest, especially in recent years when we have been celebrating the 200th anniversary of the time she spent living in the town. The fact that Jane came to the town during its heyday as a Spa resort means that we can also shine a light on less well known but equally interesting visitors such as the Chevalier d’Eon a cross dressing french spy and expert swordsman, or Lady Betty Craven a society playwright and adventuress, and Mrs Martin who ran the bathing huts down on the shore.

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