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24th April 2024

The Festival took place against the backdrop of the glorious architecture of Bath built with pale Bath stone which has weathered beautifully; this is The Circus (1754-69), designed by John Wood the Elder. Jane Austen lived in Bath from 1801 to 1806, but there are many more literary connections to be enjoyed here. Many Festival-goers followed the recently updated Persephone Map which details forty-seven writers who at some point lived in Bath.

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