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See us through to the next chapter…

We are launching an urgent, large-scale funding campaign to reimagine and enhance the manor house in Chawton that was as familiar to Jane Austen as her own village home.

We have ambitious plans for Jane Austen’s ‘Great House’ to reach its full potential as a major literary landmark. We want to expand our facilities to secure the house’s survival and provide an enhanced experience of the Chawton estate that was Jane Austen’s home throughout the final, productive years of her life.

We need your help to turn this vision into reality.

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  • Houses of Fiction book

Author Phyllis Richardson joins Joanna Trollope and Edward Rutherfurd in endorsing our campaign

Phyllis Richardson, author of House of Fiction: From Pemberley to Brideshead, Great British Houses in Literature

  • #TheDarcyLook launch video

#TheDarcyLook is officially launched!

We've officially launched our social media fundraising campaign #TheDarcyLook! It's easy to get involved, all

  • Joanna Trollope photo

Best-selling author, Joanna Trollope OBE, endorses our campaign

Our patron, best-selling author, Joanna Trollope OBE, is the latest writer to endorse our campaign

Best-selling author Edward Rutherfurd pledges his support

The historical novelist, Edward Rutherfurd, whose best-selling works include Sarum, London, The Forest and New York, has made a generous $10,000 pledge towards our campaign to save #JanesGreatHouse.

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