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A Kickstarter Campaign for A Jane Austen Travel Guide Book!

Last year when we celebrated here the P&P (2005) movie's 10th Year Anniversary, one of our guest bloggers Karin Quint (of the Dutch Jane Austen websiteJane Austen.nl) who wrote a different perspective on Joe Wright's Pride & Prejudice (2005) movie: Joe Wright's different take on his Pride & Prejudice film keeps Jane Austen's work alivewrote a Jane Austen Travel Guide book titled: Jane Austen's England. In 2013, Karin travelled through England and visited each location. Het Engeland van Jane Austen (Dutch title) was published in the spring of 2014 by the renowned Dutch publisher Gottmer. So far, it’s doing very well in the Netherlands – a second edition was just published in July 2016. Karin very recently started a Kickstarter Campaign project: Travel Guide - Jane Austen's England to get the funding for English translations to her 300 pages long book for international Austen fans, who according to her, greatly expressed their interest in reading this guidebook, but unfortunately, it is only published and available in Dutch only...at least for now. So, if you're interested in an English Edition of this book, please support Karin's Kickstarter Campaign and help her reached the funding goal for its costly English translation. This book also features images of those stunningly gorgeous locations and behind the scenes info. from Joe Wright's Pride & Prejudice (2005) film.

Read more info. and the press release of Karin's Jane Austen's England travel guide book below...
About Jane Austen's England
[header and book cover courtesy of Karin Quint]

Jane Austen is one of England’s most famous and beloved writers. Two centuries after her death, her novels are still being widely read and – together with the many movie adaptations and spin-offs – continue to win new fans today.

Jane Austen’s England is the first (and only!) travel guide devoted to exploring locations in England that have a unique connection with either Austen herself, her work, and/or the adaptations of her books.

It is a must-have for Austen fans, but it will also guide anyone who loves England as much as Austen did to delightful new discoveries in the British countryside and cities.

Why do we need your help?

Many Janeites from countries around the world have expressed great interest in a guidebook like this – but it is now only available in Dutch! We would really like to have it translated into English to make it accessible to them. Unfortunately, a translation is a costly thing – and the book is more than 300 pages long! With this Kickstarter campaign, you can help make it possible by buying one or more copies in advance, or by making a donation.

Contents

The guidebook starts with background information about Jane Austen’s life and the time she lived in. This is followed by descriptions of more than 200 locations that are clustered into nine different chapters – each covering a specific geographical region in England.
Each location in the book includes its history, an extensive description of the link with Austen, and practical information such as address, phone number and opening hours. Included throughout are walks, interviews, and quotes from Austen’s works and private letters that make the guidebook entertaining – as well as informative – to read.
The last chapters provide an overview of film locations per adaptation, and a description of three themed road-trips by car: Pride and Prejudice 1995 in 4 days, Pride and Prejudice 2005 in 5 days and Jane Austen’s Hampshire in 7 days. The text is richly illustrated with colour photographs. Regions and large cities are accompanied by detailed maps.

Read an English sample with a list of the contents


Product details


  • Paperback
  • Full colour
  • Width: 13,5 cm / 5.3 inch
  • Height: 21 cm / 8.3 inch
  • Number of pages: ca. 300
  • Including ca. 17 maps and over 120 photographs
Read more details at Karen's Jane Austen's Travel Guide website.

Press Release

Kickstarter campaign launched for Jane Austen travel guide

TILBURG7 November 2016  Het England van Jane Austen (Jane Austen’s England) is the first – and only – travel guide devoted to exploring locations in England that have a unique connection with either Austen herself, her work, and/or the adaptations of her books. But it is now only available in Dutch. Author Karin Quint and Gottmer Publishing Group announced today that they are launching aKickstarter campaign to raise funds to publish an English translation of the popular travel guide.

Het Engeland van Jane Austen was written by Karin Quint, a Dutch journalist, photographer andfounder of JaneAusten.nl – the only Dutch-language website devoted to the beloved author. ‘I often received requests for information from people who wanted to visit locations associated with her,’ says Quint. ‘It made me realise there was nothing like this out there.’ In 2013 she travelled almost three months through England, researching over 200 locationconnected with Jane Austen’s life, books, and the film adaptations of her workHet Engeland van Jane Austen was published in the spring of 2014 by the renowned Dutch publisher Gottmer. In response to public demand, a second edition was published in July 2016.

English translation
Since the publication, many Janeites from countries around the world have expressed great interest in the guidebook,’ Quint continues. ‘We would really like to have it translated into English to make it accessible to them. And we’ve discovered that the guide also appeals to travellers who simply want to experience new and beautiful places in the British countryside and cities.’ Quint and her publisherGottmer aim to raise €14.000 via Kickstarter to cover translation, production and mailing costs for the first English edition of Jane Austen’s England.

Jane Austen 200
Jane Austen is one of England’s most famous and beloved writers. Two centuries after her death, her novels are still being widely read and – together with the many movie adaptations and spin-offs – continue to win new fans today. 2017 is a special Jane Austen year. Not only is it the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, but it’s also when the new 10-pound banknote featuring her image will be issued. Quint: ‘Many Jane Austen fans will want to visit England to experience some of the many events that will be organised (or to be one of the first to pay with the Austen banknote!), and this Jane Austen travel guide will help them get the utmost out of their visit.

About the author
Karin Quint (1976) is a journalist, photographer and founder of the Dutch website and community JaneAusten.nl. She first became acquainted with Jane Austen’s work in the 1990s when she bought a well-thumbed copy of De Gezusters Bennet (The Bennet Sisters) at a flea market for just ten cents. In 2009 she started JaneAusten.nl and in 2014 her first travel guide, Het Engeland van Jane Austen, was published by Gottmer Publishing Group.

To learn more about Jane Austen’s England and supporting the Kickstarter campaign, please visit ourKickstarter page: Travel Guide - Jane Austen's England.

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