bath_adjusted.jpg“I had come to England on a mission, to learn more about Jane Austen’s life and books by visiting the places where she lived and wrote…”

In an article for The Christian Science Monitor, titled “Desperately Seeking Austen,” children’s book author Heather Vogel Frederick talks about her travels following in Jane Austen’s footsteps. Her literary itinerary included beautiful Bath (top left), once a Roman spa town and used by Austen as the backdrop for memorable scenes in Persuasion and NorthangerChawton Abbey, and Chawton, a “picture-perfect” village where Austen spent her last years in a red-brick house (now a museum, right) with her mother and sister. Heather’s final stop was the Sir John Ritblat Gallery at the British Library, which has on display Austen’s portable writing desk and manuscript pages from Persuasion.

Look for a mention of Novel Destinations in the article–and, we were pleased to find out, how it inspired Heather during her travels.