Walk this way

Australian House & Garden - - Travel -

Tour Bath on foot and you’ll en­counter an Austen al­lu­sion at ev­ery turn. In Per­sua­sion, Queen Square was re­garded by the Misses Mus­grove as too old fash­ioned: “We must be in a good sit­u­a­tion – none of your Queen Squares for us!” While Northanger Abbey’s Is­abella and Cather­ine were flum­moxed by Cheap Street: “Ev­ery­body ac­quainted with Bath may re­mem­ber the dif­fi­cul­ties of cross­ing Cheap Street”. Mil­som Street, mean­while, was Austen’s favourite des­ti­na­tion for bon­nets and gowns.

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