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Bath marks 200 years since Jane Austen's death

The author lived in Bath between 1801 and 1806 - several of her novels are part set in the city. Photo:

The city of Bath is holding a series of events today to mark 200 years since the death of one of its most famous residents - the novelist Jane Austen.

The author set two of her six published novels, 'Northanger Abbey' and 'Persuasion', in the city.

She also made it her home for five years between 1801 and 1806. The Austens lived in the Georgian apartment at Number 4 Sydney Place.

A number of local commemorations are taking place - so don't be surprised if you see people in Regency costume!

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It comes alongside national events celebrating the author of literary classics such as 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Sense and Sensibility'.

A new commemorative £2 coin featuring her portrait go into circulation today, along with a new £10 note.

A mock-up of what the new £10 note may look like.