Sense And Sensibility

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There are Jane Austen fans. And then are people who love Jane Austen so much that they want their ashes scattered at the 17th century Hampshire Cottage where she wrote her novels. Indeed, the practice has become such a problem that the management of the Jane Austen House Museum has been forced to issue a statement. "While we understand many admirers of Jane Austen would love to have ashes laid here, it is something we do not allow. It is distressing for visitors to see mounds of human ash, particularly so for our gardener. Also, it is of no benefit to the garden!" [Daily Mail]


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Erin Gloria Ryan

Sorry Jane Austen fans, that rumor of the real Mr. Darcy being a gardener outside of Jane's house for all of eternity is simply that: a rumor. No matter how bad you want him to plow you, he's fictional.