Posted by AnneM on December 10, 1997 at 20:15:24:
In response to Good point, written by Dianna on December 10, 1997 at 18:30:05
] ] ] Jane looked after the Gardiners' children while they traveled. Of all the babysitting options we know about, I'd guess Jane is the only caretaker they'd trust. (Mrs. Bennet could probably do it, but not without great distress.)
The producers estimated at least 11 servants for the Bennets. The Gardiners may have had more. The little tikes came prepared. Must have been nice:-)
] ] Except that they left them in London when they came to Longbourne for Christmas without much worry - presumably with a governess?
] I have since read Bob S.'s post above and am inclined to agree that they were trying to pick up Lizzy's spirits. (Not to mention, of course, that JA didn't want Jane on that trip. The chance Pemberley meetings would have become rather complicated!)
maybe Jane got carriage sick...
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