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Hampshire Authors

Jane Austen was born in the village of Steventon, near Alton. She lived much of her life in Chawton and is buried in Winchester Cathedral. Hampshire locales, as well as neighbouring Bath, figure prominently in her novels.

Charles Dickens was born, in 1812, in a house in Portsmouth that is now a museum dedicated to him.

Novelist and journalist Olivia Manning was born, in 1911, in Portsmouth and died a ferry ride away in Ryde, Isle on Wight, in 1980. She is best known for her "Balkan Trilogy" series of novels. A photographic portrait of her is in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery.

 

 

 
The Book Shop

The Book Shop
142 High Street
Lee-on-the-Solent
Hampshire
PO13 9DD
(023) 9255 6592
www.leebookshop.co.uk

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