Tuesday, 10 April 2018

JANE AUSTEN AND
THE
CRICKETING BENNETTS

WITTERINGS: Austen

This is an old post, but it's of interest because a bog I follow has featured a travel article to Chawton, Hampshire, just up the road from me.

WITTERINGS: Austen: Jane Austen - cricket writer Fantasy Bob has been joining the worldwide celebrations to mark this week's 200 th anniversary of the ...

My maiden name is Bennett, my great great grandfather was James Bennett and his cousin John Bennett, the two famous cricketers who Fantasy Bob thinks may have named her characters after, she was such a fan. I live in Bennet Close, Alton, hampshire UK, just down the road from Chawton, Jane Austen's house, and many Alton roads are named after Jane's characters and places. So we think this connection might exist!

2 comments:

  1. This is so cool. JA did name places and characters after people and places she knew. So it is entirely plausible. xo

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    1. Hello Darlene. I was changing the design of my blog and you popped up! Fabulous! It would be fabulous if all this was true. :-D

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