Jane Austen lived in an exciting age for travel. Improvements to roads and carriages meant that more people than ever were taking journeys for pleasure, to view picturesque scenery, to visit a spa town or the seaside, or to stay with distant relations.
Hazel Jones has published articles in Sensibilities, the journal of the Jane Austen Society of Australia, and Regency World magazine. The author of two previous books about Jane Austen, Hazel has also lectured to audiences in the UK, Australia, the Netherlands and the USA. Since 1995, she has delivered courses on Jane Austen's life, times, letters and fiction at adult residential centres in England and in 2009 she became a Pride & Prejudice Tours guide. She is currently membership secretary of the South West branch of the Jane Austen Society.