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September 30, 2003

Hawking Miss Austen

The Sally Lunn Tearoom in Bath now offers blends of teas and coffees that were supposed to be popular in Jane Austen's time. The proprietor has patented this line of beverages, using the Austen name. Naturally, a tempest is brewing in teacups all over England. [via Austen-tatious]

Addendum: A more detailed article in The Telegraph.

Yours, &c., LC | 02:31 PM | Jane | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

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Another nice thing you have found there...I will mention this over at the teaswap blog, the people will like it.

Posted by: mademoiselle a. at October 2, 2003 01:41 AM

I have to agree with Professor Butler on this one. Since they did some research (although the dependability of the research is impossible to determine from the article), why get all upset about it? They are hardly the only business in Bath, or in England, or in the world exploiting Jane's name for profit.

I understand from my Rick Steves guide (though I've never been there, much to my dismay) that Sally Lunn's place is sort of a tourist trap anyway.

Posted by: The High Priestess at October 2, 2003 11:06 AM

i agree with the High Priestess, they did research and work enough to say they want to own the results.

Posted by: stef at October 3, 2003 02:19 PM