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Bath Buns and Jane Austen

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Jane Austen and A Taste for Bath Buns

Though, to be sure, the keep of two will be more than of one, I will endeavor to make the difference less by disordering my stomach with Bath buns.
Jane Austen to Cassandra, January 3, 1801

Jane Austen was only too familiar with Bath Buns. She often found it necessary to sneak them surreptitiously into her room to augment the rather meagre meals given by her well-meaning but rather stingy Aunt Leigh Perrot.

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