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A Jane Austen Quiz – Emma Quotes.

This week’s quiz features ‘Emma’ Quotes. How well do you know this book?

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Jane Austen Quiz – Match the Character to the Novel

The Jane Austen Quiz – Match the Character to the Novel

Jane Austen Quiz

 

 

In this week’s Jane Austen Quiz, we will take a look at who goes with who in the novels.  Score 8/10 or better and you’ll be in with a chance to win a £10 voucher for our Online Gift Shop in our monthly quiz prize draw!

If you’d like to see your scores without entering the competition, just scroll to the bottom of the page after entering the last question and hit the submit button!

 

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Quiz – Match the characters to the book.

What’s in a name? In this quiz, quite a lot! Can you identify which Jane Austen work these ten groups of three named characters come from?

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Jane Austen Quiz – Money and Wealth In Austen’s novels

The Jane Austen Quiz – Money and Wealth in Austen’s Novels

Money and Wealth

 

In this week’s Jane Austen Quiz, we will take a look at who has money, who is getting money and who wants money.  Score 8/10 or better and you’ll be in with a chance to win a £10 voucher for our Online Gift Shop in our monthly quiz prize draw!

If you’d like to see your scores without entering the competition, just scroll to the bottom of the page after entering the last question and hit the submit button!

 

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Quiz

Many of Jane’s characters were accomplished to a lesser or greater degree. The over-riding question now is, is one of your accomplishments a thorough knowledge of Jane’s novels? Time to find out with our quiz!

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Jane Austen Dolls House – a labour of love

Every year hundreds of fans come together to The Jane Austen Centre in Bath to celebrate the talent and artistry of Jane Austen, but for those who work at the Centre there can sometimes be occasion to stop and marvel at the incredible works of devotion created by our visitors. An exceptional instance of this came to us this summer in the story of Julie Mountford.

 

Julie Mountford
Julie at the Jane Austen Centre in July 2014

Julie’s husband Keith wrote to us in a heartwarming email this year to describe the predicament of his late wife’s own Austen-inspired ‘amateur’ masterpiece: a Georgian dolls house. As part of her passion and love of all things Georgian, Regency and Jane Austen, Julie crafted this 1.6m tall house over a period of five years. It contains eighteen rooms (five of which are large hallways typical of the Georgian era) and each room has been lovingly filled with tiny furniture of the same period. Keith described how ‘everyone who has ever seen the house has been gobsmacked by its beauty and by Julie’s attention to detail’ and we found ourselves similarly enchanted.

 

Inside Jane Austen Dolls House
Each room is fully furnished with working lights

Sadly Julie passed away in March 2015, having lived with cancer for five years, and her dolls house has been seen only occasionally by friends or family members since then. Keith described how Julie had been a mental health social worker by profession but was also an extremely talented and creative person, writing period novels in her spare time as well as sewing beautiful historical-attired cloth dolls as gifts; one of these has even found a home in our giftshop at the Centre, a place that Julie loved and visited many times in her visits to Bath.

 

Jane Austen Dolls House
The house stands at a magnificent 1.6 metres

Keith generously offered for this magnificent work to be displayed at the Centre so that it might ‘inform, educate and entertain’ as is this is our motto and was also Julie’s passion. Unfortunately, we were unable to give a home to her beautiful Jane Austen Dolls house but we hope that in sharing the story of Julie’s dolls house we can echo Keith’s wish that it serves as an example of ‘what an ordinary person with a passion can design and create as part of their love of all things Austen’.

 

Please visit www.juliemountford.org to learn more about the Julie Montford Dawson Foundation.

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Regency Tea Room Menu

Regency Tea Room Menu

Regency Tea Room menuThe Regency Tea Room menu items below are served with one of our great teas or coffees of your choice; all our teas can be topped up free of charge upon request.
All our prices are for one person unless stated.
Tea with Mr. Darcy – £19.50 /£37 (for 2) – A decadent and delicious serving of exquisite cakes, divine finger sandwiches and a delightful warm scone served with Dorset clotted cream and seasonal jam.
Also available with the following options:
£65 (for 2) – For the true high tea experience: A bottle of champagne to go with the delights of the tea with Mr Darcy.
£27 (for 1)/£52 (for 2) – Reach true elegance with a bit of tipple on top of the Mr Darcy elements. Includes a 20cl bottle of Bottega Gold Prosecco each.

Ladies’ Afternoon Tea – £11.50 – Combining our mouth-watering fresh finger sandwiches with a warm scone served with Dorset clotted cream and seasonal jam. (Or, exchange the scone for a slice of cake for an additional supplement of just £1)
Lady Catherine’s Proper Cream Tea – £9 – A traditional serving of warm scones served with delectable Dorset clotted cream and scrumptious seasonal jam.
The Savoury Tea – £9.50 – Fancy something slightly different…How about our savoury tea served with a tantalising cheese scone, roast gammon ham, brie and a flavoursome spicy tomato and caramelised onion chutney.
Savoury Soup – £9.50 – Feed the soul with a sumptuous serving of soup of the day, served alongside a warm cheese scone and Brie.
Mrs Bennet’s Cake of the day – £7.45 – A scrummy treat of a cake served with seasonal fruit and a raspberry coulis.
Mr. Dashwood’s Tea – £6.45 – An aromatic teacake served with delicious butter and our seasonal jam (served until midday)
Crawford’s Crumpets – £6.45 – Tempting crumpets served with local honey and a good helping of butter. (served until midday)
Taste of Bath – £6.45 – Bath Bun served with seasonal jam and butter. A sugary delight. (served until midday)

All our ingredients are sourced locally where possible.

Tea & Coffee: Gillards of Bath     Bakery: Bakers of Bath    Cakes: Didi Cakes, Bath
Jams and Chutneys: Cherry Tree Preserves
If you wish to purchase any of our teas, jams or chutneys, please speak to a staff member:
Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or allergies and we will be more than happy to help.
Please note a discretionary 10% service charge will be applied to groups of 6 or more.

 

The Regency Tea Room Menu is seasonal and will occasionally change.