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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Jane Austen Centre Bath

The excellent Jane Austen Centre in Bath is well worth a visit and not just for fans of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century novelist.

Jane Austen Centre Bath

Austen spent a number of years in Bath and two of her novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion have the city as a setting.

Jane Austen Centre Bath

A visit to the centre includes an interesting introductory talk before the visitor is free to explore the many exhibits relating to Jane Austen and her times. These include clothing, ladies' fans, letters and everyday household items.

There is also a small book shop and gift centre on the ground floor.

Jane Austen Centre
40 Gay Street
Tel: 01225 443 000

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