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?


  1. jeffrey on April 23, 2012 at 8:42 am

    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!)

  2. Joanne M. on April 23, 2012 at 9:08 am

    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.

  3. Jessica @ Quirky Bookworm on April 23, 2012 at 11:06 am

    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.

  4. Sheila on April 23, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    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 !

  5. Cho on April 23, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    An Accomplished Woman, by Jude Morgan

    …and I’m sure there are others!

  6. Beatriz Williams on April 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    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!

  7. Celeste on April 23, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Slightly Scandalous by Mary Balogh has a wonderful beginning set in Bath.

  8. Beth on April 23, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Mary Balogh’s Simply quartet — Simply Unforgettable, Simply Love, Simply Magic, and Simply Perfect

  9. Amanda V on April 23, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Cheryl Bolen has a wonderful triolgy set in Bath called “The Brides of Bath”.

  10. Allison (Allure of Books) on April 23, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I was going to mention Slightly Scandalous by Mary Balogh like Celeste did – love it!

  11. Céline on April 24, 2012 at 6:53 am

    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!)

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