If You Like….
Since Pink X looks like it’s going to be set largely in Bath, if you like books set in Bath, you’ll probably like….
— Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, both of which take place partly in Bath;
— Georgette Heyer’s Bath Tangle, Lady of Quality, and Black Sheep, among others;
— and I know I’ve read innumerable other books set in Bath, both Regency and modern, but none are leaping immediately to mind.
Help! Which Bath-set books have you enjoyed?
Here are 3 wonderful books that I’ve read, reviewed, and highly recommend:
1) Mr Darcy Forever by Victoria Connely, the 3rd in her Austen Addicts trilogy. It is a modern take-off on S & S
2) My Particular Friend by Jennifer Petkus. Set in Bath during the Napoleonic wars, this unique Austen fan-fic story defies categorizing but I predict we have uncovered a new literary talent of CONSIDERABLE potential. Trust me, it is THAT GOOD.
3) Persuade Me by Juliet Archer. It is a moden re-telling of Persuasion and I gave it 5 stars.
(On our English tour back in 1997, we drove right by bath on the way to Stratford-Upon-Avon. Back then J A didn’t exist for me so I didn’t know what I was missing. Bath is on my bucket list for sure now!)
Stephanie Barron’s Jane Austen mystery series (featuring Jane as sleuth) has a few set in Bath….Jane and the Wandering Eye comes to mind.
Yay, I love Bath! Such a great city.
And – Peter Lovesey’s Peter Diamond series is set in modern Bath. I like the juxtaposition of the police procedural with the city I’m so familiar with from Regency times.
Bath–would rather go there than Stratford ! Last time had full tea in the Pump Room…to die for …the fashion museum, the buildings, the Assembly Rooms…I’d go back again, for visit # 4…can’t think of any books, although you can’t seem to read a Late Georgian or early Regency without going to Bath !
An Accomplished Woman, by Jude Morgan
…and I’m sure there are others!
I love Bath! I know Fanny Burney set parts of a couple of books there. Definitely Evelina (Lord Orville! le sigh!), and maybe Camilla, if memory serves. (Which, these days, less and less.)
Bonus: she’s buried there!
Slightly Scandalous by Mary Balogh has a wonderful beginning set in Bath.
Mary Balogh’s Simply quartet — Simply Unforgettable, Simply Love, Simply Magic, and Simply Perfect
Cheryl Bolen has a wonderful triolgy set in Bath called “The Brides of Bath”.
I was going to mention Slightly Scandalous by Mary Balogh like Celeste did – love it!
Like Jeffrey, I loved Persuade Me by Juliet Archer… a very very very good retelling of Persuasion! Almost totally set in Bath!
(btw…. I can’t wait for you to tell us more about Miss Gwen’s story! I crave for every and any little piece of information you can give us!)