Monday, May 14, 2012

Places in Jane Shaw: Monkton Combe

Today's quote describes the arrival of Penny and her family at Friars Combe, near Bath. In real life, the village is called Monkton Combe. Here it can be seen from a distance. Jean Evans loved Bath and the surrounding area. One of the reasons for this is that her favourite author, Jane Austen, lived there from 1800 to 1806 and partly set two of her novels (Persuasion and Northanger Abbey) there.