Episode 11: A Bath Anthology

Jane Austen

Squeezed into our anthology are lots of authors who wrote about the city and whom you’d enjoy reading before a visit or afterwards when you want to reminisce.  Or indeed when you are actually there: a spot of Jane Austen in Sydney Gardens, perhaps.  On this episode you will hear a selection of diary entries, travel-writing and fiction, all of it centred on Bath and providing plenty of new perspectives.


More information coming soon about the theatre and music of Bath.

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Links & Reading

Useful websites for tourists

https://mrbsemporium.com   –   (the best bookshop in Bath!  Bound to have a good selection of the authors mentioned here, as well as lots of other books on the city.)
Visit Bath (Tourist Information)
Bath.co.uk (Tourist Information)

Useful guidebooks
The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol and Somerset
Lonely Planet Pocket Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol and the South-West
Insight Guide Great Breaks: Bath
Guide to Bristol and Bath Pub Walks by Nigel Vile
Bath Skyline by Amy Feldman

3 History books on Bath
A Traveller’s History of Bath by Richard and Sheila Tames
A-Z of Bath Places-People-History by Peter Kilby
Stories of Bath A Selective History in 11 Episodes by Diana White

2 Anthologies
Bath in Quotes A Literary View from the Saxons Onwards by Paul Cresswell
Voices of 18th Century Bath Edited by Trevor Fawcett

The Jane Austen Connection
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Jane Austen in Bath (Walking Tours) by Katharine Reeve
Jane Austen and Bath by Terry Townsend