The Jane Austen Centre Online Magazine

I’m excited to see my three posts on PBS’s Pride and Prejudice (1995 TV, Parts 1 to 3) have been selected for publication in the March issue of  The Jane Austen Centre Online Magazine

The posts have been combined into a single article. Magazine editor Laura Boyle has given it a new name “Pride and Prejudice Revisited”.  If you go to the Magazine’s home page, it can be found under the category of Jane Austen’s Work: Jane Austen’s Books and Characters .  You can also click here to go directly to my article.

While you’re there, browse through the many interesting and informative articles on topics relating to Jane and the Regency world, including fashion, recipes, histories, Jane’s work, media reviews, biographies, hands-on crafts and projects, and a short story mystery featuring Northanger Abbey characters entitled ‘There Must Be Murder’.

The Jane Austen Centre

I visited the Jane Austen Centre in Bath last December.  It’s located a few doors from Jane’s second residence in that Georgian City at 40 Gay Street.  The Centre houses a permanent exhibition, a gift shop, tea rooms, and sponsors walking tours and an annual Jane Austen Festival.  

For pictures of my Bath visit, here are my posts Jane Austen’s Bath and Bath in December.

Bath In December

CLICK HERE to read my newest post on Bath:  Bath’s Persuasion

Due to the keen interest of readers to my previous post Jane Austen’s Bath, I’m posting here some more pictures of my recent visit to that beautiful Georgian City.  Enjoy!

At the time of my visit in early December, there was a Christmas market set up outside the major attractions, like the Guildhall, and the grounds by the Bath Abbey.  Despite the rain and wind, crowds of tourists gathered to look for unique Christmas gifts, arts and crafts, and savour the various kinds of food these vendors had to offer.  If you don’t mind the weather, cold, damp, and windy, Christmas is definitely a magical time to visit Bath.

These are the actual sights and architecture Jane would have seen.  And for relevance to Jane’s work, she had mentioned some of them in her novel Northanger Abbey in which Bath was the setting.

Again, these photos were all taken by Arti, writer of the blog Ripple Effects.  Site address: Pictures were all taken in Bath, England, in December, 2007.  All Rights Reserved.

The Guildhall, designed by Thomas Baldwin in the late 1770’s.  See the Christmas booths alongside and the Santa greeting visitors outside the arched entrance:


The front of the Guildhall.  Note the new Adam style of curved facade with finely carved friezes between the Corinthian columns:

The Guildhall curved frontage

The Bath Abbey, as viewed from The Roman Bath:

The Bath Abbey from the Roman Bath

The Roman Bath, where the water was praised for health benefits:

The Roman Bath

The Pump Room adjacent The Roman Bath, where everyone with a considerable family name in Jane’s time would gather, walk around, see and be seen:

The Pump Room Entrance

The Circus, Britain’s first circular street, designed by the architect John Wood:

The Circus 3

The Parade Gardens, alongside the River Avon, across from the Abbey:

The Parade Gardens

The Jane Austen Centre, where a permanent exhibition honouring Jane is located.  The Centre offers lectures, guided walking tours, a gift shop, and Tea Rooms where you can enjoy “High tea with Mr. Darcy”.  They also organize the annual Jane Austen Festival.  It’s located a few doors from Jane’s second residence in Bath, at 40 Gay Street.  Here’s the link to the Jane Austen Centre Website:

The Jane Austen Centre

All photos and text copyright by Arti at Ripple Effects, December, 2007.