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A Visitor's Guide to Jane Austen's England by Sue Wilkes

By Sue Wilkes

Immerse your self within the vanished international inhabited through Austen's contemporaries. filled with aspect, and anecdotes, this is often an intimate exploration of ways the center and top sessions lived from 1775, the 12 months of Austen's beginning, to the coronation of George IV

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