Wednesday, 18 November 2009


One of my lovely friends, Victoria Connelly, sent me these fab pics of Vampyre in the Jane Austen Centre giftshop in Bath.

Victoria is writing a trilogy of modern romances about a group of friends who are obsessed with Austen and she was paying a flying visit to the city on her way to Wales. It really is a beautiful place. I love the golden stone, something about that warm and mellow colour makes it seem as if the sun in shining even if it's raining.

The city features in a number of Austen's works but Jane didn't like it. She was a country girl, and to find herself suddenly transplanted to a city must have been very hard.

Mr Darcy, Vampyre looks at home there though, as he surveys the scene and looks out at all the tourists!

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