I’ve been lucky enough to visit Chawton, and the Jane Austen House museum, just once in my life. I’d always hoped to return. But Covid-19, which has made international travel look rather daunting for now, has now posed another threat to the museum, according to this article in The Guardian.
I know the world is on fire, and there are many deserving causes for people still fortunate enough to be able to think about giving money away. But please help out if you can. Her works are immortal. Her house, not so much.
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Your comments are very apt as ‘literary heritage’, if it’s the right phrase, never feels urgent but it is nevertheless important (as The Jane Austen Project shows, by the way, in a highly original and ingenious way). Thanks for this.
Thank you so much, Paul! It looks like they’ve already reached their goal for the fund-raising. I am not too surprised, but happy.
I’ve got my fingers crossed that Janeites will help to save it.
Me as well! There certainly are plenty of them.
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