Have yourself a very Regency period Christmas

Thursday 16 December 2010

Did you know that today is Jane Austen's 235th birthday? Of course Jane Austen has a strong connection to Bath, having lived there for many years. I too have a strong connection to Bath, having grown up just outside it and having gone to school there for a whole decade (from 1980 to 1990, if you're interested). Anyway, back to the point of this post...

In her book Emma, Jane Austen wrote the following:

"At Christmas everybody invites their friends about them, and people think little of even the worst weather..."

At the Jane Austen Centre in Bath, the month leading up to Christmas is being marked with seasonal additions to the exhibition, illustrating how the festive time of year was celebrated in the early 1800s.

With specially chosen gifts in the shop and Regency style decorations throughout the house the Jane Austen Centre invites all its friends to be about them and get out of the worst weather!

This event runs from 20 November - 31 December 2010 and you can find out more about it here.


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