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Dress & Diversion in Jane Austen’s Bath

Penelope Byrde Ruddock

Sat 14 September
3:00 pm
- 4:30 pm BST

£4.00 – £12.00
Queen Square

Was Jane Austen a fashionista? In this illustrated talk, fashion historian Penelope Byrde Ruddock looks at the diversions that made the city of Bath so delightful as a spa resort and at the clothes that were worn for the social round – some of which were particular Bath fashions. It will give a context to the city in Austen’s time, as both a visitor and resident, and a way of life reflected in her letters and her two ‘Bath’ novels: Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.

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Penelope is the former Curator of the Museum of Costume (now the Fashion Museum) in Bath and was a visiting lecturer at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London. She is a Life Member of the Jane Austen Society and author of Jane Austen Fashion (Moonrise Press).


Sat 14 September
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm BST
£4.00 – £12.00
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£ 4.00
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£ 12.00
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£ 8.00
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£ 6.00
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£ 4.00