|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£50.00 per ticket|
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A lunch to mark the 200 year anniversary of Jane Austen's death.
Dr Moira Rudolf, Independent Bath Guide and Jane Austen Centre Walking Tour Guide, first trained as an architectural historian, specialising in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (University of Manchester, Department of History of Art; University of London, Courtauld Institute). She has an (almost lifelong) enthusiasm for the architectural/social history of Bath, having fallen in love with the city at the age of five, and – a little later – with the life, works and wit of Jane Austen.
In this event, Moira will talk about Jane’s family background, her five years (1801-1806) in Bath, preferred entertainments, allies and love(s) and will focus particularly on the two ‘Bath Books’: Northanger Abbey (drafted 1798/99, originally titled Susan) and Persuasion, her last complete novel, begun some seventeen years later, after she had already lived in Bath. Moira will also draw upon Jane’s lively, gossipy letters.
Moira will arrive to greet guests and will be appropriately costumed in her promenading dress, bonnet and pearls. She will, of course, be happy to answer any questions.
The event includes:
Tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival
Talk by Dr Moira Rudolf
A three-course Michelin-star lunch
Served with a glass of house wine
Followed by coffee and petits fours