JANE AUSTEN: Pastimes and Pleasures, June 22 - July 2, 1999

Crowe Hall
Crowe Hall, Bath, site of reception during the 1999 tour

JASNA’s third tour of Jane Austen’s England took place June 22-July 2, 1999, and was routed to four places where Jane Austen lived (Steventon, Bath, Chawton and Winchester) and several places she visited: Hampshire, Kent, London, Lyme Regis. Members also toured sites related to the theme and Jane Austen's life and writings: Box Hill, The Vyne, Ibthorpe House, the Assembly Rooms in Bath, Victoria and Albert Museum, Sevenoaks, and Horsmonden.

The Cobb, Lyme Regis

Granny’s Teeth, Lyme Regis

Events included dramatic script readings, a program of Austen era pianoforte and harpsichord music, English country dancing, an optional Austen-themed dinner, distribution of book excerpts pertinent to the places the group visited, vocal music programs of songs of the Austen era, and dinner table discussions of Austen's writings.

“Jane Austen: Pastimes and Pleasures” accommodated JASNA travelers in first class and good tourist class hotels. Full breakfasts were provided, plus one lunch and five dinners.

Mary Lou White of Book Adventures, who achieved a 93% satisfaction rate from JASNA travelers in 1997 and 92% satisfaction rate in 1998, designed the itinerary.