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Face of Jane Austen revealed after forensic research

Thanks to forensic experts, contemporary eye-witness accounts, and a Bafta award-winning costume designer, the face of Jane Austen is revealed to the public for the first time in Bath.

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Jane Austen waxwork unveiled in Bath

The Jane Austen Centre in Bath will be unveiling a waxwork of the author which they believe is the closest likeness since she was alive nearly 200 years ago.

A portrait of the novelist will appear on £10 notes from 2017 Credit: Laura Lean/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The waxwork is the result of a three year project, and was modelled using eye-witness accounts, a forensic artist and a BAFTA award-winning costume designer.

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