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Britain’s literary and artistic heritage brilliantly reflecting the life and times of the people. 

One of Britain's favourite authors, Jane paid two long visits to Bath towards the end of the eighteenth century, and from 1801 to 1806 Bath was her home. It also provides the backdrop to two of her novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, and features in her other novels and in the collection of letters to her sister, Cassandra. Around the Base There are a series of moulded objects around the base illustrating articles associated with Jane Austen. For this Jane Austen bust we have included Pemberley House, envelopes & letters, evening dance, Jane Austen house, town house and a courting couple. The etch, from Pride & Prejudice, around the base reads -  "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife"

One of Britain's favourite authors, Jane paid two long visits to Bath towards the end of the eighteenth century, and from 1801 to 1806 Bath was her home. It also provides the backdrop to two of her novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, and features in her other novels and in the collection of letters to her sister, Cassandra.

Around the Base
There are a series of moulded objects around the base illustrating articles associated with Jane Austen. For this Jane Austen bust we have included Pemberley House, envelopes & letters, evening dance, Jane Austen house, town house and a courting couple.

The etch, from Pride & Prejudice, around the base reads - 

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife"

Jane Austen Bust £7.20 / RRP £18.00 (H 13cm)

Charles John Huffam Dickens 1812 – 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity

Around the Base
The top of the base includes models of scenes from the tales of Dickens and Victorian England.

The etch around the base reads "IT WAS THE BEST OF TIMES, IT WAS THE WORST OF TIMES"

Charles Dickens Bust £7.20 / RRP £18 (H 12.5cm)

Designed by John Wood the Elder
When – 1735
Where – Bath, England

This detailed scale Timothy Richards doorway model would make a beautiful statement piece for any mantelpiece, bookshelf or display cabinet next to the complete works of the much loved author. The Georgian town house is now famous by its association to Jane Austen.

Jane Austen (1775 – 1817) spent a great deal of her adult life in Bath. She lived at 25 Gay Street from 1805 onwards where she moved with her mother sister after the death of her father. Built of Bath stone the terraced row leads up to the circus and The Royal Crescent. Living here one could not help but engage in and observe Bath society as featured in many of her novels.

This model was developed as Tim wished to include the house of one of Bath's most famous inhabitants. The pediment over the doorway is covered in beaten lead, a detail replicated in them model.

Jane Austen Doorway £54 / RRP £130 (H 22cm)

Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796), also known as Rabbie Burns, the Bard of Ayrshire and various other names, was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide,

Robert Burns was a pioneer of the Romantic movement. His poem 'Auld Land Syne' is often sung at Hogmanay.

Around the Base

There are a series of models around the base associated with Shakespeare and his works and Scotland.  For this bust we have included Bagpipes, Plough, Ink well and quill, Book, Whiskey bottle, Candle holder, timorous beastie and Burn's Cottage.

The etch around the base from 'Auld Land Syne' reads - "SHOULD AULD ACQUAINTANCES BE FORGOT AND NEVER BROUGHT TO MIND

Robert Burns Bust £7.20 / RRP £18.00 (H 12cm)

LAUNCHING 2017

LAUNCHING 2017

Sir Walter Scott Small Bust

Jane Austen lived in Bath for many years using the city and society as  inspiration for her novels. 

These bookends were made in Bath by the Revival Arts Workshop and cast in British Gypsum Plaster. They are engraved with Jane Austen’s own handwriting. 

From an original idea by Bethanie Davis. Developed by Timothy Richards

Jane Austen Bookend £9.50 / RRP £25 (H 17cm)

While living at 48 Doughty Street Charles Dickens published Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby. His novels illustrate not only the characters but the true nature of life in Victorian London.  Dickens’ work raised awareness of the appalling conditions faced by the 19th century working class, in particular children had to endure. During his lifetime Dickens wrote fifteen major novels and countless short stories. He is buried in Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey.
Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870) remains one of our greatest writers.

Charles Dickens House £33 / RRP £80 (H 19cm)

Where – Dublin, Ireland

The literary icon Oscar Wilde lived in 1 Merrion Square for the first 23 years of his life with his parents Sir William and Lady Wilde (also known as the poetess Speranza‚). The house, constructed in 1762 by Thomas Keating is an excellent example of a Georgian townhouse; the ground floor entrance with its unique stained glass window depicts the Happy Prince‚ from Wilde's writings.

Oscar Wilde House £33 / RRP £130 (H 23cm)

A handmade paperweight cast in British Gypsum Plaster featuring the Tudor Rose in relief.

When Henry VIII took the crown of England from Richard III in 1485, he brought the 'Wars of the Roses' between the House of Lancaster (the red rose) and the House of York (the white rose) to an end. Henry's father, Edmund Tudor was born to Margaret Beaufort from the House of Lancaster. Henry married Elizabeth of York and in doing so brought both sides together.

The sides of the paperweight show the timeline of the Tudor dynasty's Kings and Queens from 1485 - 1509 in relief including Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Jane Grey, Mary I and Elizabeth I.

Tudor Rose Paperweight £5.50/RRP £14 (7.5cm sq)

Jane Austen Life Size Bust £260 / RRP £650 (H52cm)

Designed by Thomas Jelly
When – 1762
Where – Bath, England

This detailed scale Timothy Richards house model made famous by its association to Jane Austen, her home and her life in Bath would make a beautiful decorative piece for display in any office, upon mantelpiece or bookshelf next to the complete works of the much loved author.

This typical Bath terrace is Palladian in its origins consisting of three storeys with an attic above. As with many Georgian houses it contains a fireplace in most rooms and represent the best of 18th century living. Jane Austen’s uncle lived in The Paragon and Jane would have visited regularly.

Jane Austen's House, Bath £33 / £80 (H 18cm)

Single Shakespeare bookend. Inscribed on one side with the titles of the great playwright's work. The other side features Shakespeare's signature.

Shakespeare Bookend £9.50 / RRP £25 (H 17.5cm)

Born during the reign of Elizabeth 1st (see bust) William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as THE greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon"

Around the Base
There are a series of models around the base associated with Shakespeare and his works For this bust we have included quill and ink, scrolls and books, the Greek masks of comedy and tragedy, a crown, the famous Hamlet skull, the Capulet Rose and Montague Swords from Romeo and Juliet.

The etch around the base reads "TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE" from Act 1, scene 3 of Hamlet when Polonius gives his final piece of advice to his son Laertes, who is in a hurry to get on the next boat to Paris.

Shakespeare Bust £7.20 / RRP £18.00 (H 17.5cm)

LAUNCHING 2017

Oscar Wilde Small Bust £7.20 / RRP £18.00 (H12cm)

LAUNCHING 2017

Virginia Woolf Life Size Bust £260 / RRP £650 (H52cm)