Wednesday Wanderings: Brighton Beach, England

Filling My Map


My first notion of Brighton Beach came from my readings of Pride and Prejudice.  It was first mentioned when Lydia was telling Elizabeth how they should go to this seaside resort to meet the officers who were stationed there.   Later on Brighton became the source of a major plot twist when Lydia visits it with some friends.  The frivolity and  unguardedness of Brighten overcomes Lydia and she finds herself in a very scandalous elopement with Mr. Wickham.  Being an avid (ok totally obsessed) Jane Austin Fan, I couldn’t help but be instantaneously intrigued by this infamous regency era beach.

While circumstances at Brighton might not have been ideal in the novel,  the excitement and merriment this town generated in the minds of young Bennett girls always captured my attention.  I was therefore extremely keen to go visit the seaport village that has been beloved and enjoyed throughout history by so…

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