Jane Austen fans in Bath celebrate 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen fans have come together in Bath to celebrate the 200th anniversary of her best-loved work Pride and Prejudice.
A 12-hour readathon began at 11am today at The Jane Austen Centre, in Gay Street, with people taking it in turns to read aloud from the famous novel.
The event is being live streamed over the internet and the reading is being broken up by displays of regency drama, dancing and music.
Speaking ahead of the readathon, centre director David Baldock said he hoped it would unite fans from across the world.
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He said: “This is such an important literary milestone that it cannot be allowed to pass without recognition.
“I have witnessed how Jane Austen’s talent unites people from all corners of the world and this readathon is one way we can celebrate this fact together.”
To watch the live streaming go to www.janeausten.co.uk/janeaustenreadathon/