I want to firstly wish you all best wishes for this week and the whole of 2013, from Linda, Icha and myself.
Cassandra (Jane's mother) was not at home as she had visited her sister to help her in childbirth.
The quote is taken from Deirdre Le Faye’s Jane Austen: A Family Record, p. 23.
“I don’t much like this lonely kind of Life.”
Talking about his family paying a visit, he said:
“I say we, for I certainly shall not let my Wife come alone, & I dare say she will not leave her children behind her.”
I think that this shows how much he cares for his wife and although this wasnt written at christmas time, I think it is such a wonderful representative of the importance of family time at christmas.
Pic: George Austen in Becoming Jane