Yesterday I watched all of ITV drama Lost In Austen (2008) on DVD with Savidge Reads – yes three whole hours! Definitely recommended for lots of laugh out loud daft moments, slightly bizarre but brilliant storyline and excellent lead actress Jemima Roper. We giggled ourself silly throughout.
Sitting on Wimbledon Common at lunchtime I found myself slightly lost in Austen myself, considering the slightly bedraggled puddle of water passing for a pond that I was sitting in front of might be vastly improved by a Mr Darcy / Colin Firth moment. You know the scene and shame on you if you don’t!
Could be improved by…
Speaking of which I’m off to the Peak District this weekend! Perhaps a trip to Chatsworth house (which some people believe was the basis for Pemberley in Pride and Predjudice) will inspire me to read some Austen… Or perhaps I should take a Mitford book…?
Can anyone recommend any other bookish locations I might be tempted to stop at between London and Derbyshire?