Sunshine and Literature in Bath

02 March 2014

Inspired by the Bath Literature Festival, I invited friend and course mate, Amanda, to join me for a day trip to Bath. She mentioned a favourite antiquarian book shop and we eagerly bought our coach tickets for Saturday, 1 March. The morning came way too early when Amanda and I met up at 7:45 in the  Victoria Coach Station but after the quick coach trip, we were greeted by sunshine and a spectacular sight -- bookshelves lined with some beautiful antiquarian books. We found some special books to add to our individual collections -- Amanda with a lovely A.A. Milne and me with an 1880 Jane Austen.

We did try to find some of the Bath Literature Festival options such as "Random Acts of Shakespeare"which unfortunately we were unable to discover and a brief visit to a free poetry reading at the library was disappointing. Having done our duty in trying to find the Bath Literature Festival, we shrugged our shoulders and walked through Bath enjoying the sunshine and history surrounding us. And of course a spot of shopping included Amanda finding a fun Dune handbag at TKMaxx (similar to TJMaxx in the U.S.) and each of us finding a few books at a 2nd antiquarian book shop (which my mum and I visited last year). We can definitely say my monthly budget was spent on the first of the month, lol, but such beautiful new friends I've made… :D

Laura Place:
Frequently mentioned in Jane Austen's Persuasion and Northanger Abbey.
"Lady Dalrymple had taken a house, for three months, in Laura Place, and would be living in style."
- Persuasion, Jane Austen
Pulteney Bridge:

Bath Abbey:

North Parade:
The former residence of William Wordsworth in 1841.

The Circus:
The former home of Nicholas Cage at #7.

Meet My Beautiful New Friends:

and my beautiful new Jane Austen…

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