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Jane Comes Back to Bath

April 10, 2019

image: Jane Austen Centre

A life-size statue of Jane Austen, based on a waxwork believed to be a very close likenes, will be installed in Bath, where the author lived  between 1801 and 1806. Managing director of the Jane Austen Centre, Paul Crossey said it was "fitting that Jane Austen should be honoured in the city. It will also be good to go a little way to redress the fact that less than 3% of all statues in the UK are of historical, non-royal women,"

Two of her books - Northanger Abbey and Persuasion - are set in the city and Bath is mentioned in her other completed novels, including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Emma.