The Austen Festival
I know I'm not one to talk -- I mean, I spent a whole month in England retracing Austen's life. But, somehow, dressing up like one of her characters and parading through the streets seems like crossing a line. (And with that, perhaps I have offended half of my very small readership.)
The other thing that cracks me up is that Austen really didn't like living in Bath, so I'm sure it's the last place she would choose for a festival in her honor. I loved Bath, and would love to go back, but it was a difficult time for Austen when the family lived there and it seems like she wrote little if anything during the Bath years.
Have you been to the Austen Festival in Bath? What was it like? I would love to hear your thoughts. Please correct me if my assumptions are all wrong.