Archive for May 2014

I first met Caroline Hervey-Bathurst at Little Somborne  when I was researching Ubsdell’s 1846 watercolour of the church. In my Hampshire books I illustrated the Hampshire that Jane Austen would have known with Ubsdell’s paintings, my photographs, and beautiful old ordnance survey maps. Caroline has, in oils, watercolours, mixed media and pencil brought to life […]

The Jane Austen and Anna Lefroy fragments of Sanditon have been adapted for the stage with plot development and a conclusion suggested by the Lefroy fragment. Cameos from the plot development have been filmed, and are currently in editing. There will be a Rehearsed Reading of the play at Colchester’s Headgate Theatre on Friday 27th […]

Wednesday 14th May Filming took place today of cameos from Sanditon-the-play at Glemham Hall, Suffolk. The play has been inspired by Ubsdell’s October 1845 portrait miniature of Jane Austen’s niece Anna Lefroy, when Anna was contemplating the publication of her addition to her Aunt’s work. Shot below is of Sir Edward and Clara discussing what […]