Jane Austen

Somerset Life - - THE SHEPPEY -

Jane Austen must be one of Som­er­set’s all-time favourite au­thors. The fa­mous novelist paid two long vis­its to Bath to­wards the end of the 18th cen­tury and from 1801-1806 she called the vi­brant city her home.

Her first real ex­pe­ri­ence of Bath was at her aunt’s res­i­dence, No 1 The Paragon. Syd­ney Place was re­port­edly the prop­erty where Jane wrote one of her first nov­els, Northanger Abbey while gaz­ing out of her bed­room win­dow on to Syd­ney Gar­dens.

The novelist has a small mu­seum ded­i­cated to her - The Jane Austen Cen­tre in Gay

Street ex­plores her life and well-loved books by re­trac­ing her steps and dis­cov­er­ing her favourite Bath haunts.

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