‘Lizzie’ is taken away

Lizzie in winter

It is a sad day today. This morning at 10.30am a man in a van came and took away our ‘Lizzie’.

Ebay Jane Austen Auction outcomes


Film costumes are being despatched to all parts of the globe this week as the ebay Jane Austen costume winners celebrate their good fortune.

Film Costumes up for Auction on Ebay

A selection Jane Austen Film Costumes from BAFTA and Emmy award winning designer Andrea Galer go up for auction on ebay in March.

With a Flourish!

Killer Bees and Jane Austen make their mark on Women’s day In the church of St Michael’s Without, from 10am to 6pm yesterday, works by 100 women were read out by volunteers …  A passage from “Pride and Prejudice” was recited with a fine flourish by Jackie Herring, Director of the local Jane Austen Festival,… Read more about With a Flourish!

Jane Austen Centre on TV – again

Caroline Smailes

Caroline Smailes at book launch How will it all end? Take a look at this BBC Breakfast news item. Caroline Smailes, has a new novel which offers readers a variety of different endings – 11 in all. The item is supported by a visit to The Jane Austen Centre where our guests are quizzed on whether… Read more about Jane Austen Centre on TV – again

Jane Austen Festival Video recording last year’s events

Group visit resources

Photographer, film maker and friend of the Festival Owen Benson has edited together some highlights of last year’s Jane Austen Festival. Such a colourful event with costumes, music, food and dance in abundance.

Free Iphone App

Jane Austen App

The Jane Austen Centre in Bath has been busy working on an Iphone app which will deliver a witty or meaningful quote from Jane Austen’s novels or letters to your phone every day.

Now he’s a cartoon character!

Martin the cartoon

Our very own Meeter/Greeter Martin Salter has been immortalised as a cartoon character by Perry Harris and can be seen on his Twitter site. He surely must be ‘England’s most photographed man’. I was surprised to see Martin looking at me from the wall of my local pub as someone had painted him and he… Read more about Now he’s a cartoon character!