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Christmas with Jane Austen

As the festive season approaches, Diana White, guide for our two day festive jaunt in Jane Austen's Bath, looks back to Christmas 1795 and finds the 20 year-old Jane Austen was enjoying herself

A Georgian Springtime

As the first buds appear on the trees, guest blogger Christina Hughes looks at the arrival of spring in Georgian England



5 minutes with Diana White

Our new two-day festive jaunt around Jane Austen’s Bath is led by local historian Diana White. Ahead of the tour, we caught up with her to ask about her book, Jane Austen: The Life and Times of the Woman behind the Books, and the city Jane Austen made her home.

A Georgian Christmas

Every family has its own Christmas traditions and rituals. Like many of us, Jane Austen and her neighbours enjoyed decorating their houses with mistletoe and wreaths. With Christmas a-coming, Christine Hughes discovers some popular Regency traditions.



Seasonal Inspiration

Jane Austen loved autumn walks in the Hampshire countryside, often covering five miles a day, so as the leaves turn from orange to yellow, our guest blogger Christine Hughes has been looking at how this most mellow of seasons inspired our favourite author


As summer comes to an end, English teacher and Jane Austen expert Christine Hughes extols the pleasures of the seaside, Georgian style



Journeying with Jane

Summer is one of the busiest times of year for travelling, both at home and further abroad. As Jane Austen and her fellow Georgians show, going on a journey has always involved untold delights, undoubted discomforts and, ultimately, the importance of self-discovery. English teacher and Georgian history expert Christine Hughes tells us more.

Bath & its Buns

Hot Cross Buns might be trending but here in Bath, buns are a year-round favourite.

Who can ever tired of Bath?

Austrian radio journalist Julia Reuter joined our tour guide Adge Secker for a walking tour of Jane Austen's Bath and discovered that the author was quite right about the appeal of the city