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Written by Mandy N
(1/25/2010 3:00 p.m.)
Jane Austen appears to have been quite fond of this fruit !
She mentions gathering Strawberries three times during this visit to Godmersham, and makes other mention of this fruit. I wonder if Jane may've actually agreed with Mrs Elton- 'the best fruit', 'everybody's favourite' in the Strawberry gathering (Emma).
I believe in the Regency era , strawberries were used for preserves and dessert such as Strawberry tarte or I presume, freshly eaten.
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