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“The Cobb” offers as the backdrop for a dramatic scene in Persuasion; so just what is it? It’s a harbor wall, which was first referred to in a document in 1328, developed into a major port, and during Jane Austen’s time, from 1780 into the mid 1800’s, it was a hub of shipbuilding. The Cobb

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“The young people were all wild to see Lyme. … it was only seventeen miles from Upercross,…” – and so many of the cast of characters from Persuasion go to Lyme (also known as Lyme Regis), where we meet some pretty important characters and plot points! Lyme Regis England

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All those Elizabeths and Charles and Musgroves got you confused? With help from www.pemberley.com and Wikipedia we’ve created a character chart to help you keep track of who’s who and what cousins are which: 

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“Sir Walter Elliot, of Kellynch Hall, in Somersetshire,…” – these are the opening words of Jane Austen’s Persusaion; and while Sir Walter Elliot and Kellynch Hall are fictional; Somerset County is not. So let’s take a trip to the south of England and see Somerset!

For more information on Somerset County; check out these links:

Somerset County Council

Somerset County Wikipedia Page

Official Somerset Tourism Website

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Looking for information on Summer Read 2012 at the Lisle Library? Click the link below and watch the video!

Summer Read Video

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Have you caught Jane Austen fever reading Persuasion? Besides reading other Austen novels; you can also check out these Austen-inspired films in the Lisle Library’s DVD collection!

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