FREE Book Giveaway: Jane Austen’s Journeys

JA journeys

Hazel Jones – author of Jane Austen and Marriage – has completed a breezy narrative on travel in the life and works of Jane Austen.

I’m offering a FREE copy of this book, Jane Austen’s Journeys.

  • read about Jane Austen’s Journeys @ the publisher Robert Hale’s official website
  • read about Jane Austen’s Journeys @ GoodReads
  • ASK any questions – and enter below by adding a “comment”. The giveaway will be open through the end of August (31 August 2015, U.S. eastern time). Please: U.S. mailing addresses only

Hardcover
published February 2015
272 pages
8 color plates
list price: $28.95

1 Sept 2015
Out of the pink pillowcase, the recipient of the book is:

Aubrey Leaman

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32 comments on “FREE Book Giveaway: Jane Austen’s Journeys

  1. aubreyleaman says:

    This book sounds really interesting! I recently took a class on Maps and Fiction and we talked a bit about location and travel in Mansfield Park.

  2. Janeite Deb says:

    I’ve read this Kelly – terrific book! – thanks for the giveaway – I’ll post it on the JASNA-Vermont facebook page so people can enter – you don’t need to put my name in the hat!

  3. Jo Ann Rimmon says:

    this looks awesome

  4. nmayer2015 says:

    I have the book on Jane Austen and Marriage and will be interested to see what is in this book/. Many of the earlier letters detail journeys. We read about her waiting until it was convenient for someone to tarvel to make a trip. Once her writing table went off on another leg of the journey without her– see losing luggage is not totally 20th century.

  5. Julie Warren says:

    Looks like a great blog to follow and free books are fabulous!

  6. julieklassen says:

    I would love to win this book. Sounds fabulous. Thanks for the opportunity!

  7. Hi, Julie, Julie, “N”, Jo Ann, Deb & Aubrey – Sounds like the book will go to a “good home” just from your responses! This is an “extra” for me, so it’s not like I’m getting rid of a bad book!

    Thanks for taking the time to post a comment – and good luck (except Deb!)

    k

  8. Laurel Ann says:

    Excellent book – great for Austen armchair travelers!

  9. ladysusanpdx says:

    This looks like a really fabulous book for
    any Janeite. Thank you so much for the
    giveaway!

  10. Pamela Lynne says:

    I have had my eye on this one for a little while. Congratulations on the release and thanks for the giveaway!

  11. tgruy says:

    It must be a very interesting book, please enter me.

  12. deborahanne2 says:

    I have this book on my Wish List and so if I am not fortunate, I will end up with this book. It sounds intriguing. I often wonder what travelling was like in different eras and cultures.

  13. cyn209 says:

    i must read this, please!!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!

  14. Perfect timing for #AusteninAugust! I am keen to learn more as I can’t imagine the discomfort of long journeys and breaking them at less than satisfactory inns and stops along the way. Lovely giveaway – ty for offering!
    I’ve pinned it to the BOOK’D board

  15. Welcome to Lady Susan, Pamela, Tgruy, Deborah, Cyn & Sharon – not forgetting Laurel Ann (I assume, like Deb, you’ve got this book – but let me know if I’m wrong).

    Hadn’t thought about Austen in August! You’re right (for I joined in on that last year @ Bookrat). Good point to bring up.

    k

  16. Betty Campbell Madden says:

    That would be a special book to add to my collection. Thank you for the giveaway. I hope it’s next appropriate to send another thank-you for the prize I’ve won. 🙂

  17. Desiree Boettcher says:

    I just love any kind of books on Jane Austen or her books!!!

  18. Hi, Betty & Desiree – you’re on my list! thanks for having the interest in it. k

  19. I love finding new books to read about Jane Austen, I’m so glad people are still writing about that time period. While travel was an important part of her stories, not much detail was given about it, so this would be a wonderful way to have that insight provided for us. Thank you for this offer!

  20. Jackie Holland says:

    I have never been an avid reader by any means, but I have had a passion for Pride & Prejudice since the early 80’s & am teased by my family for watching the movie 3 or 4 times a year. This led me to seek out more about the author & in time have discovered: The Jane Austin Book Club? (not sure of name of movie & have watched many of the titles listed in the book), Becoming Jane & others. I also really enjoy the BBC & PBS & Masterpiece Theatre, so I’m really just a “Babe” regarding all of the passions entwined in Jane Austin & writers similar to her style. I appreciate the opportunity of attaining any book regarding her. Thank you.
    Jackie

  21. Hi, Jackie & Robin – there is certainly a LOT out there on the period; I’ve a lengthy bibliography (which I must update with more titles) on my Two Teens in the Time of Austen blog which may interest you: https://smithandgosling.wordpress.com/smithgosling-the-books/bibliography/

    Thanks for sharing about your love of Austen’s stories!

    k

  22. Hope Greenberg says:

    Ooooh…this was on my Austen wishlist. My question is: decent footnotes?

    • Hi, Hope – let me grab the book to refresh my memory (I’ve got it in an envelope, ready to ship out).

      Unlike Le Faye’s recent book (GREAT presentation – but, gosh! tell me where you got your information!!), there is a fairly lengthy endnotes section, pp. 242-260 (inclusive). This is followed by a five-page biblilography, and an index which (while not exhaustive) is more than adequate.

      The notes themselves, while not (like some texts) detailed, with additional asides, does cite and does allow for following-up, should one wish, with the original text.

      k

  23. Dung says:

    Jane Austen is such a fascinating individual. I can only imagine her life experiences helped shape her stories. I would love the opportunity to read more of this book.

  24. Hi Dung – you’re on my little list! Thanks for writing. k

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  26. Jane Austen the greatest Novelist ever!!!

  27. Sheila L. M. says:

    I LOVE this community – so much sharing and free stuff. My only sorrow is that I can’t seem to find time to read all the good books that are recommended but I keep plugging away. This will go on my Wish List also and hope that I may win it but if not, then I will at some time purchase it.

  28. Hi, Sheila – I share you “no time to read”; though when one DOES manage to sit, curled up, and immersed in a REALLY GOOD book… there’s just nothing better.

    Thanks for joining in!

    k

  29. Daria says:

    It looks absolutely wonderful. Thanks for the recommendation.

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