Philobiblon: Jane Austen, aged 12

Monday, December 27, 2004

Jane Austen, aged 12

Austen, originally uploaded by natalieben.

... was one of Sevenoaks to-be-famous visitors, staying with her uncle, Francis Austen, at The Red House, above, in 1788.

The house dates to 1686 and between 1688 and 1734 was home to a Dr Fuller, famous for personally testing all of his remedies before he used them on his patients.

From a book of watercolours, Ann Kearn's Sevenoaks, text by Patrick Harper, Foxprint, 1992.


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